They been approached at their hotel on the day before the game with a “guarantee” that they would not lose if they paid $10,000…..
The team did not pay, the sources said, and reported the alleged solicitation to both RSL and CONCACAF.
“Obviously, we had nothing to do with it,” Real Salt Lake spokesman Trey Fitz-Gerald said on reports that Concacaf officials are investigating allegations that outsiders sought to either influence the outcome of RSL’s 2-1 win over Arabe Unido in the Concacaf Champions League at Rio Tinto Stadium, or bilk the visitors from Panama out of thousands of dollars.
A spokesman for CONCACAF — the governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean — confirmed Thursday the organization has completed an initial round of interviews, following a complaint by Arabe Unido that “certain people” were bothering the coaches and players at their hotel in Utah “looking to possibly influence the match.”
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Spokesman Ben Spencer said his organization has formulated “an idea” who was involved, but that’s it’s “highly unlikely” that the result of the investigation will have any effect on the outcome of the game — a 2-1 victory for RSL on Aug. 18.
“We have no indication of a sense of wrongdoing with either of the teams involved,” Spencer said. READ FULL STORY By Michael C. Lewis in The Salt Lake Tribune
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