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FIFA legal North America

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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First Test For Thierry Henry As Montréal Manager

MIAMI, Fla. (February 19, 2020) — The MLS regular season is still days away but the Impact de Montréal and new manager Thierry Henry will face a major challenge tonight in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. Montréal faces Deportivo Saprissa at 8 p.m. at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá in San José, Costa Rica. Montreal qualified for […]

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commercial LaLiga legal North America

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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commercial North America soccer

SoccerEx USA 2019 Returns to Miami For Second Year

MIAMI, Fla. (November 20, 2019) — More than 1,800 soccer business insiders from 80 countries, including myself, will assemble at the Turnberry Resort in Aventura on Thursday and Friday for the SoccerEx USA 2019 Conference. The conference includes 90 speakers, including Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber, Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas, CONCACAF general secretary […]

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ESPN retains USL broadcast rights in three-year extension of Rights Agreement

Three-fold increase in league coverage September 7, 2019 — US-based broadcaster ESPN has retained domestic broadcast rights to the second and third tiers of the US club soccer system after extending its deal with the United Soccer League (“USL”). The Disney-owned network has signed a three-year deal that covers TV and digital rights to the […]

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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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legal North America

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 […]