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Breaking Down The CAS Decision Against Compelling Promotion and Relegation In US

Court of Arbitration For Sport (“CAS”) denies claim brought by Miami FC and Kingston Stockade FC CAS interprets Article 9, rules FIFA never intended the promotion-relegation principle to apply to the U.S. and Australia. MIAMI, Fla. (March 30, 2020) — This year has already seen a couple of interesting legal cases in the football world. […]

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MLS and Players Association Agree on new CBA, Season to begin as scheduled

MIAMI, Fla. (February 6, 2020) — Major League Soccer and the MLS Players’ Association announced on Thursday morning that they have reached agreement in principle on a new five-year deal pending ratification by the MLS Board of Governors and the MLSPA membership. The old agreement had been extended through tomorrow by mutual agreement. The new […]

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Court Decision Expected Soon Over Staging of La Liga Games Outside Spain

A Court decision in Spain expected this month. Past two La Liga matches in Miami were cancelled. MIAMI, Fla. (February 5, 2019) — Back on November 19, 2019, the plans by La Liga to play Villarreal’s home game against Atlético Madrid on December 6, 2019 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami were abandoned. The decision […]

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Looking Into The Soldier Field Lease for Chicago Fire

Fire’s lease at Soldier Field calls for sliding payment based on attendance MIAMI, Fla. (January 27, 2020) — After it was announced that the Chicago Fire were returning to downtown Chicago to play at Soldier Field, the Chicago Sun Times secured a copy of the team’s new lease with the Chicago Park District via a […]

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The Miami FC To Join USL Championship For 2020 Season. How It Happened & Why It’s A Positive Move

Club will begin season in March 2020 Home games will be at Riccardo Silva Stadium On The FIU Campus MIAMI, Fla. (December 12, 2019) — The Miami Football Club will once again be in the second division of U.S. Soccer. The fifth-year club, which began life in and became one of the flagship teams in […]

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Gattuso Contract Heavy On Incentives

MIAMI, Fla (December 12, 2019) — Gennaro Gattuso was on the list of possible head coaches for Inter Miami CF. On Tuesday night, he was installed as the new manager at Napoli, a few hours after the club said arrivederci to Carlo Ancelotti. Gattuso’s contract is heavy on incentives. According to information obtained by the […]

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La Crisi Napolitana

As club struggles on the pitch, the chairman is embroiled in a dispute with players that has drawn the attention of the Italian and International Player Associations. What is the limit of an owner’s authority over matters relating to players? NAPOLI (December 10, 2019) — Last week, Napoli chairman and owner Aurelio De Laurentiis told […]

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MLS Offseason Calendar Starts Today

MIAMI, Fla. (November 11, 2019)— Today marks the beginning of the MLS offseason player movement calendar.  The action will start with a 55-hour window starting at 1 pm ET today in which teams may sign and trade players. Other important dates include the MLS Expansion Draft on Nov. 19, which you will be able to […]

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Court Sides With Liverpool In Lawsuit Over Kit Supply Contract

Nike will be new kit supplier beginning with the 2020/21 season. Liverpool join Chelsea and Tottenham as top tier EPL clubs with Nike kits MIAMI, Fla. (October 28, 2019) — Liverpool FC have won a legal battle with Boston (MA)-based New Balance in the London Commercial Court and are now free to sign a new […]

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FIFA legal North America

Claim Filed Against FIFA, Concacaf and USSF over Pro-Rel

MIAMI, Fla. (August 3, 2017) — Two lower-tier teams in the U.S. have launched a claim with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to try and impose promotion and relegation in the U.S. Soccer pyramid. In a joint statement released on Thursday, Miami FC of the NASL (second-tier) and Kingston Stockade FC of the […]

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Claim Presented To CAS Over Promotion/Relegation

NEW YORK (August 3, 2017) — Two lower-tier teams in the U.S. have launched a claim with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Geneva, Switzerland to try and impose promotion and relegation in the U.S. Soccer pyramid. The CAS is the designated tribunal that has jurisdiction to hear complaints against FIFA, the governing […]