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NEW SOCCER CHIEF TO SEEK WORLD CUP AGAIN

Robert Contiguglia became president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday and said the United States will bid to be host for the World Cup again in 2010.

Contiguglia, 56, was endorsed by outgoing president Alan Rothenberg and said his predecessor will continue to "play a critical role in the federation."

In an immediate sign, Contiguglia will stay with Rothenberg's list of candidates for national team coach. D.C. United coach Bruce Arena is still thought to be the leading contender to succeed Steve Sampson, who quit after the United States went 0-3 at the World Cup in June and finished last in the 32-nation field.

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