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Morris’ brace breaks tie for U.S. win in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Morris’ second goal of the game broke a tie in the 76th minute, and the U.S. edged tiny Martinique 3-2 Wednesday night in Tampa, Fla., after wasting a two-goal lead against a team that is not even a member of FIFA. Morris spotted Gyasi Zardes streaking in on the left side, and Zardes laid the ball back for the 22-year-old forward, who scored with a right-footed shot from just past the penalty spot. The U.S. leads Group B with four points, ahead of Panama on goal difference. Chuck Blazer, the disgraced American soccer executive whose admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled FIFA President Sepp Blatter, died Wednesday in New Jersey, his lawyers announced. At a November 2013 court hearing during which Mr. Blazer entered guilty pleas to 10 federal charges, including racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and tax evasion, he said he had rectal cancer, diabetes and coronary artery disease. Soccer corruption had been rumored for years before Blazer accused CONCACAF President Jack Warner and fellow executive committee member Mohamed bin Hammam of offering $40,000 bribes to voters in the 2011 FIFA presidential election, won by Blatter, who was then elected to a fifth term in 2015 before being forced to resign.

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