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BRADENTON, Fla. Wholesale Jerseys . - Chris Sorensens goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute proved to be the difference as Danish Superliga side Odense Boldklub defeated Toronto FC 2-1 in an exhibition match Thursday. Sorensens successful conversion after Mike Zaher was called for a hand ball put Odense up 2-0. Andrea Lombardo headed in a Tyler Rosenlund pass for his first goal of the pre-season with 10 minutes left to pull Toronto within one, but they couldnt find the equalizer. Odense opened the scoring in the 37th minute when Jonas Borring made a move past keeper Josh Wagenaar and scored from a tough angle. "Ten days into pre-season and we are exactly where I want to be," said new Toronto head coach John Carver. "I thought it was a really tough game against a side whos just been knocked out of the UEFA Cup in Europe, so it was a great test for us. It gave me an opportunity to see nearly every player weve got with us in the camp, and we were pleased with the effort." The sides played to a 0-0 draw three days earlier and Carver went with a different starting 11 in this one. Wagenaar got his first start since arriving late Sunday and played the entire 90 minutes, while almost every player in camp saw action. Torontos exhibition record fell to 0-1-2.  Mickey Mantle Jersey . Bridges had two goals and an assist for the second straight game, and Bowden earned player of the game honours Monday night with a one goal, one assist performance in Canadas 5-2 victory over Norway. Shane Battier Jersey . Schenn was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings along with Wayne Simmonds in a multi-player offseason deal that saw former Flyers captain Mike Richards head west. Dez Bryant Jersey . One-name wonders who have defined the era that sits between Shaq and LeBron. Prince Fielder Jersey . The 19-year-old from Montreal is trying out for the Canadian junior hockey team for a fourth time after getting cut in his three previous attempts. James Harden Jersey . "After extensive consultation we feel this decision is in the best interest for Rick and the team," said Islanders General Manager Garth Snow in a press release.GLENEAGLES, Scotland - FIFA president Sepp Blatter took sides in the turmoil surrounding Liverpool and its American owners, while Tom Hicks threatened to block any involvement from a Dubai consortium. Blatter, in Scotland for a FIFA meeting, said he backs the fans who have been protesting in the hope of getting co-owners Hicks and George Gillett Jr., who also owns the Montreal Canadiens, to sell the club to Dubai International Capital. "I like it," Blatter said of the fans fervour for their club, adding that FIFA could do nothing to settle the issue but warning other clubs to be wary of similar takeovers. "You get investors because a club is a good investment. They came, and I dont know how much money directly they put in or they guaranteed or whatever, and now if the results are not as such as they have expected they go away," Blatter said. "This is definitely a risk to all clubs ... specifically it is in the English Premier League, (where) it is a fashion to buy a football club." During some matches at Anfield, Liverpool fans have been chanting against the Americans and raising banners in favour of the Dubai group. DIC has been negotiating with Hicks to buy out part of Gilletts 50 per cent stake in the club. But after the Dubai consortium said that Hicks knew its true aim was to seize full control, the Texan warned that the Middle East group risks having its offer completely rejected unless it is restricted to being a "passive, minority investor." DICs lead negotiator, Amanda Staveley, has said Dubai-ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum would inject cash to build a new stadium and enhance the squad. Liverpool supporters have welcomed DICs financial muscle after concerns about club debt during the Americans year at the helm. "The financial results (show) it is obviously not the ideal solution that has been adopted," Blatter said.. Buster Posey Jersey. "Especially here in Europe, how can you intervene in economic mechanism when somebody is coming in to buy a professional club? You cannot stop it and say it is not permitted." Blatter also said soccer clubs should not be treated as a mere commodity. "At a certain time they (investors) wanted to have a Formula One team or they had a personal golf course or they had horses - and now it is football," Blatter said. "OK thats good for football, but the community of football should pay attention to such a situation." Blatter was speaking as Hicks reportedly confirmed a meeting with DIC CEO Sameer Al Ansari in the Middle East last month, while again insisting that he was exploring other parties to buy most of Gilletts stock. "We had a good meeting; hes a sharp guy," Hicks was quoted as saying of Al Ansari in Sundays edition of the Dallas Morning News. "That doesnt mean anything. At the end of the day, it depends on What are their true intentions? "Are they willing to accept a position as a passive, minority investor, or do they want more than that? If they want more than that, theyre not going to be involved." On Saturday, Hicks accused Staveley of leaking sections of his private 60-page draft of a shareholders agreement, which outlined the terms allowing Gillett to sell most of his portion of the club to DIC. Last week, Hicks rebuffed DICs 500 million pound (US$993 million) bid for the club. That would have included paying off the refinancing package that Hicks and Gillett negotiated in January for the loan used to purchase the Reds. Hicks can block Gillett from selling because of a pre-emption agreement that says one partner cant sell his stake without the others approval. Hicks and Gillett bought Liverpool for 218.9 million pounds (then US$431 million) in March 2007, and each owns 50 per cent of the club. ' ' '

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