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Published:Sunday | September 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM
  • FIFA audit  panel probe

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP):

FIFA's financial monitoring panel has asked one of its members to explain his arrest in a corruption case. Canover Watson was detained in his native Cayman Islands on August 28 by police anti-corruption and financial crime units.

Local media reported Watson was quizzed about alleged money laundering and abuse of public office. The case reportedly involves a 2010 contract to supply public hospitals with swipe-card billing technology.

FIFA audit and compliance committee chairman, Domenico Scala, said: "We have asked Canover Watson whether he can share … any additional information."

Watson serves the CONCACAF region on Scala's eight-member watchdog scrutinising FIFA's financial integrity. Watson issued a statement through lawyers denying wrongdoing.

  • Brazil clip Colombia 1-0

MIAMI GARDENS, Florida (AP):

Neymar scored in the 83rd minute to give Brazil a 1-0 victory over 10-man Colombia last Friday in a friendly played before 73,429 fans at Sun Life Stadium.

Neymar's free kick from 22 yards went inside the upper right post and past the outstretched hands of goalkeeper David Ospina. Neymar was making his first appearance for the national team since sustaining a serious back injury in the World Cup quarter-finals.

"What makes Neymar special is he possesses the natural skills few players have," Brazil's new coach, Dunga, said.

  • Donovan stars for Galaxy

CARSON, California (AP):

Los Angeles' Landon Donovan, Gyasi Zardes and Baggio Husidic scored two goals apiece as the Galaxy smashed 10-man Colorado 6-0 last Friday to move within two points of the Major League Soccer Western Conference lead.

Colorado goalkeeper Joe Nasco was shown a red card in the first minute of the match for bringing down Alan Gordon inside the six-yard box. Donovan's penalty caught backup goalkeeper Clint Irwin diving the wrong way. Donovan converted another penalty in the 47th minute.

It was the earliest red card in MLS history. New York's Carlos Johnson was sent off in the second minute in a 2009 match.