SIGNING - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Soccer: Barcelona banned from signing players for 1 year <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Soccer: Barcelona banned from signing players for 1 year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROB HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T16:45:38.703-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">FIFA banned Barcelona from signing any players for one year on Wednesday because of repeated transfer rules violations. The sanction, which covers the summer and January transfer windows, followed an investigation into the Spanish champion’s signing of players under age 18 from 2009-13. FIFA also fined Barcelona $509,000 after discovering the signing of 10 unnamed players breached its rules covering the protection of minors. Barcelona has 90 days “to regularize the situation of all minor players...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577640162014-04-03T16:45:38.703-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T16:45:38.703-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:45:38 MDT