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MLS minimum: Playing for $36000 with millionaire teammates
Players from the national team like Dempsey and aging stars who move from Europe to the MLS get millions. But to fill out its rosters, MLS clubs have paid paltry salaries to the others. The minimum salary for players at the bottom of rosters is $36,500 ...
Macena goal gives Buriram group lead in Asian league
Anderson Patric Aguiar Oliveira, center, of Japan's Gamba Osaka in blocked by South Korea's Seongnam FC goalkeeper Park Jun-huk during their Group F soccer match in the Asian Champions League at Tancheon Sports Complex in Seongnam, South Korea, ... The ...
Iran, Chile to face in friendly in Austria
Iran's national soccer squad is 41st in the world and tops in Asia ahead of South Korea and Japan according to the latest ranking released in early February by the world football governing body FIFA. The three-time continental winner reached the last ...
THEY'RE STILL BLUES Momeni, Ju Kim returning to Orange County
LA Soccer News
Momeni, a 27-year-old midfielder, began his professional career in 2007 with Iran Pro League team PAS Hamedan FC in Iran's first division. In 2009, he moved to Esteghlal FC, then on to the LA Blues in 2011 when he scored three goals in 15 matches.
Beitashour frustrated at being omitted from Team Melli
Tasnim – VANCOUVER, Iranian national football team defender Steven Mehrdad Beitashour said that it was tough to being omitted from Team Melli for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. The Whitecaps right-back delayed start to pre-season is due to a mix-up with the ...
Iran cheers World Cup soccer squad despite loss to Argentina
Los Angeles Times
Addressing the national team, President Hassan Rouhani, a cleric who was himself a soccer player in pre-revolutionary days, declared: “Be proud of yourselves.” In the 56th minute, the Iranian side sought a penalty when Ashkan Dejagah went down inside ...
Team Melli uniting divided Iran at Asian Cup
Sydney Morning Herald
Both sides of Iran's political spectrum love the storyline of their national team's success, struggles and resurgence. Such is football's popularity in Iran that the sport has been used as a tool by both the Shah and the Ayatollah. One of the country's ...
New Balance scores in soccer, works on wearables
But later on Wednesday, in an exclusive NBC News interview, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Ann Curry that the teams were "very close" to a political agreement, although there were still details that needed to be worked out. The ...
Weber: Honeymoon's over for Whitecap Beitashour
... the Iranian soccer federation that led Beitashour to schedule his honeymoon during training camp. Iran's staff had asked the Caps for Beitashour's release ahead of January's Asian Cup in Australia. Everyone at the Caps assumed he'd be part of that ...
Iranian Football Association Info & Statistics
||Founded: 1920, Affiliated: 1948
||Jerseys: White, Shorts:White, Stockings:White
|World Cup Appearances
||4: (1978, 1998, 2006, 2014)
||First: Asian Nations Cup (1968, 1972, 1976)
||Fourth: FIFA Futsal World Cup Final (1992)