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LAFC sign El Salvador striker Rodolfo 'Fito' Zelaya to two-year deal

Carlos Vela did not rule out a move to Barcelona, despite saying he is happy at LAFC.

LAFC have signed El Salvador international forward Rodolfo "Fito" Zelaya from Alianza FC.

The 30-year-old Zelaya is considered one of the top players in the CONCACAF region. He joins the MLS club on a two-year deal and will not occupy an international roster spot because he has a green card.

"We're pleased to secure a player of Rodolfo's quality as we continue our preparations for the 2019 season," LAFC general manager John Thorrington said in a team statement. "Rodolfo is a proven goalscorer,...

Brazil to face El Salvador in Washington D.C. in September

Brazil will face El Salvador in a friendly in September in addition to their game against the United States.

The El Salvador game will be played on Sept. 11 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, outside Washington D.C., which has a large Salvadoran population.

Brazil won their only two previous meetings against El Salvador -- a 1994 friendly and a 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup match -- by 4-0 scorelines.

U.S. Soccer previously announced the USMNT will face the Selecao in their first game...

FIFA bans El Salvador coach for two years for role in match-fixing case

Ramon Maradiaga
Ramon Maradiaga has been banned for two years for his role in a match-fixing probe.

FIFA has banned a former El Salvador coach for two years for his role in offering players money to perform well in a World Cup qualifying game, thereby helping his native Honduras.

The ethics committee found Ramon Maradiaga guilty of bribery and corruption and failing to report the plot.

According to the findings, El Salvador's players were offered cash by a third party if they managed to win -- or at least avoid losing by more than two goals -- in a qualifier against Canada because a three-goal...


El Salvador players banned 6 and 3 games after biting U.S. players

El Salvador's Henry Romero has been suspended six games and Darwin Ceren three after they bit United States players in the Gold Cup quarterfinals, CONCACAF announced Saturday night.

Romero bit U.S. striker Jozy Altidore on the back of his shoulder and twisted his nipple before Cerin bit U.S. defender Omar Gonzalez in the second half of the Americans' 2-0 win Wednesday.

CONCACAF's disciplinary committee announced the sanctions just before the U.S. kicked off its semifinal against Costa Rica.