It turns out the feds - both the FBI and IRS - have been looking into worldwide soccer corruption for a time now, with former US Soccer/CONCACAF/FIFA exec Chuck Blazer as a major informant.
It is not a source of personal pride that I've shared a meal with this man, that I have been through the FIFA campus and buildings in Zürich. I just try to focus on the players, the teams and the games, but things like that made it hard to forget what they're all connected to. And, I suppose then, about what I'm vaguely connected to. Urgh.
- Greg Seltzer