Most "news" items can be neatly explained by one simple pattern. USA STRONG is pure crime. USA STRONG is a mafia. USA STRONG punishes any business or politician or country who dares to interfere with the infinite expansion of the Correct Criminals.
Simple example: It may seem puzzling that USA STRONG punished lots of bankers in 1990 but punishes no bankers now, despite the vastly larger scale of theft by current bankers. No puzzle. The bankers who were punished in 1990 were Texas and Okla bankers. The current bank criminals are NYC bankers. Southern Gentile mafiosi are never allowed to compete with NYC mafiosi. QED.
Trying today's items:
Hastert is ethicuted for some obscure accounting error. No puzzle. He's a Repooflican criminal, so he must be ethicuted. Anyone who competes with the Correct Criminals must be wiped out.
But the ethicution of the world soccer league is a complete mystery.
I know nothing about Sport, so maybe the facts are more obvious to Sport fans. But from my ignorant perspective, I can't see how soccer is a threat to any Sport business here. In USA STRONG, soccer is no threat to anything.
It's only slightly more popular than chess. Soccer teams have boring names like City and United, so they pose no threat to our delicate racially sensitive ears. FIFA doesn't own any stadiums here. Americans aren't interested in betting on soccer, so there's no competition in Vegas or Atlantic City.
I can only think of one distant possibility, but it's a long stretch. Soccer fans in many other countries are currently being prosecuted for Crimespeak. Expressing ordinary truth and common sense, or in modern terms "Homophobic racist sexist transphobic hatespeech KOCH KOCH KOCH KOCH KOCH". USA STRONG has a fast-growing franchise in Crimespeak prosecution. Maybe it wants to get a slice of that action in other countries, and FIFA is obstructing the expansion? There's no point in getting a slice of the Crimespeak action for soccer fans here, because there aren't any soccer fans here.
Later: Aha. It is
obvious to people who know something about Sport. A British Sport journalist interviewed on RT gave the explanation. It's a much simpler mafia move than I was imagining. US wanted to get the 2022 World Cup but FIFA chose Qatar instead. Ever since, US has been on a revenge mission against FIFA.