The Rose Bowl in Padsadena, Calif., has been selected as the site of next year's final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean.
The winner of the June 25 game will qualify for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini said he may be interested in acquiring Landon Donovan from Major League Soccer and the Los Angeles Galaxy. … Gabriel Obertan scored in the 76th minute as Manchester United won at the Philadelphia Union, 1-0, despite missing several of its biggest stars. … The experimental use of two extra assistant referees has been expanded into this season’s European Champions League, a move that follows a series of mistakes during the World Cup. … Striker Karim Benzema returned to practice for Real Madrid, a day after he was implicated in a prostitution ring. … Defender Jose Pedroso received a 27-game ban for attempting to choke a referee during a Chilean second-division match. … FIFA eliminated its official World Cup All-Star team for this year’s tournament.