Quote of the Week:

“We had said that we would have four pillars, and the first two pillars were clear accounts and accountability,” said Alejandro Dominguez, the president of CONMEBOL who commissioned the audit last year. “Today we are accountable to the leaders and the whole world of football.”

The Associated Press reported that an audit report presented by Ernst & Young at the annual CONMEBOL (South America’s soccer confederation) Congress on Wednesday found that previous Confederation leaders transferred a staggering $128.6 million between 2000 and 2015 to personal accounts, suspicious accounts, or unauthorized third-party accounts.  Three ex-presidents of CONMEBOL have been accused on corruption charges by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Best Article discovered from outside of the Republic this week:

From The Nutmeg News, a breaking story about a North Texas soccer fan who is moving on from the sport (warning…potentially objectionable language in this article).