Nothing gets the football news excited like bureaucratic maneuvering. UEFA’s reform agenda has been approved by the committee, which means it is moving to a full vote. The reform agenda includes term limits and the qualifications required for election to the UEFA board.

Europe wants 16 World Cup slots when the 2026 World Cup is expanded to 48 teams, with 1 European team represented in each of the 16 groups

– Rob Harris (@RobHarris) February 9, 2017

Another run of strong performances for USMNT players in the DFB Cup. Christian Pulisic’s Borussia Dortmund beat John Brooks’ Hertha BSC 1-1 on penalties. Salomon Kalou scored for Hertha in the 27th minute. Pulisic assisted Marco Reus’ 47th equalizer. Dortmund prevailed 3-2 on penalties. Pulisic did not convert on the second attempt in Dortmund. Brooks picked up a yellow card in the 13th minute.

Timmy Chandler’s Eintracht Frankfurt beat Hannover 96 2-1 on the street. After the 57th minute, Chandler assisted Taleb Tawatha’s 62nd equalizer. Haris Seferovic scored for Eintracht four minutes later. Hannover missed a late opportunity to equalize and failed to convert a six-minute penalty into added time.

2016-17 DFB Pokal quarter-finals
Eintract vs Arminia Bielefeld
Lotte against Borussia Dortmund
Hamburg vs Gladbach
Bayern Munich vs Schalke

FourFourTwo’s Paul Tenorio on how Walker Zimmerman was created as a USMNT option. Jon Arnold from Goal.com with comments from Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson after the game after a 1-0 loss to Mexico in Las Vegas. Peter Schwartz from CBS New York talks to the new Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso about the club and the future of NASL.

Inside World Football’s Andrew Warshaw does not have the President of the European Club Association, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, as a fan of an expanded FIFA Club World Cup. Mirror’s Joe Mewis goes through Manchester United’s financial report. ESPN FC’s Richard Jolly explains the importance of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola going to other Premier League games.

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