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Arthur transferred to Juventus

Barça’s motivation behind the deal MIAMI, Fla.  (1 July 2020) — Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo has joined Juventus in a transfer worth up to €82 million, the two clubs announced on Monday. As part of the transaction, Miralem Pjanic joins the Blaugrana. Pjanic, 30, a Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder, joins FC Barcelona for a fee of €60 million, plus €5 […]

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Pjanic is now a Blaugrana

Four-year contract announced I’m really excited to take the pitch at the Camp Nou” ESPAÑOL: Pjanic como blaugrana: “Se ha cumplido un sueño”. BARCELONA, Spain (30 June 2020) — Midfielder Miralem Pjanic has signed a four-year contract with FC Barcelona. The Bosnian native said on Tuesday that he’s “proud and happy” of achieving his dream of […]

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USL seeks to have Force Majeure Clause

Note: It now appears that USL will return to action; details are forthcoming. MIAMI, Fla. — (4 June 2020) As negotiations go on between the USL Players Association and the USL Championship involving a return to play as well as pay cuts for players, the league is seeking to have a force majeure clause inserted into […]

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MLS players vote to accept return-to-play plan

Details on the MLS’ return to play MIAMI, Fla. — (3 June 2020) The MLS Players Association voted on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to approve the latest return-to-play plan negotiated with Major League Soccer. The MLSPA announced Wednesday morning that the vote passed. It also announced that the new collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) originally agreed […]

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MLS players threatened with a lockout after latest offer from MLSPA

MIAMI, Fla. — (1 June 2020) Just when you thought everything was ready for Major League Soccer games to resume in the form of a summer tournament; just when you were waiting for the calendar to be released in order to know at what hours of the morning or evening there would be games, the plans […]

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MLS players skip training Monday amid owners’ threat of lockout

MIAMI, Fla. — (1 June 2020) In response to Major League Soccer’s threat of a lockout, players from around the league declined to show up for training on Monday. MLS and the MLS Players Association have been in negotiations for weeks concerning the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the issues on the table are […]

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USL Players Association sends counterproposal

MIAMI, Fla. — (20 May 2020) As domestic soccer continues to be in a holding pattern, clubs and leagues alike need to make adjustments to deal with their new financial situations. The USL Championship is no differnet. In ongoing discussions between the league and its players, the USL Players Association has sent a counter proposal back to […]

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Clubs and players working to extend contracts beyond 30 June

Negotiations are proceeding on a case-by-case basis. FIFA can only recommend consensus and delegates to RFEF. MIAMI, Fla. (22-04-2020) — Éste artículo también está disponible en español In Spain, in the middle of a flood of ERTE (expediente de regulación temporal de empleo – i.e. temporary layoffs) and reductions in wages, coupled with a controversy […]

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Spain: AFE reach agreement with RFEF regarding minimum time between matches if play resumes

MIAMI, Fla. (8 April 2020) — The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) held a teleconference this week with members of the Spanish Footballers’ Association (Asociación de Futbolistas Españoles, “AFE”) and LaLiga. The RFEF has been opposed to the idea of playing matches every 48 hours if and when the 2019/20 season can be resumed. The AFE, for its part, has accepted a minimum […]

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Why legal complications could spell end of European seasons

MIAMI, Fla. (6 April 2020) — With each passing week, it becomes more and more likely that the European leagues will not be finishing their seasons. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a nightmarish situation across the world, not only in terms of the virus itself, but its effects on the global economy, peoples’ livelihoods, and […]

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Overview of the New CBA

Major League Soccer and its players’association came to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Unlike some negotiations, in this case both sides are calling it a win. The MLSPA appeared to get much, though obviously not all, of what it wanted. On the plus side there is more money for the players, and […]

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How the FIFA rules would permit Inter Miami to acquire Rodolfo Pizarro

FIFA’s rules allow any team to acquire the federative rights to a player, during a transfer window, without the need to negotiate directly with the player’s club, only by tendering the amount of the player’s recission clause in his contract. MIAMI, Fla. (February 9, 2020) — Even though Monterrey’s president had given Inter Miami until […]

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CBA Talks Between MLS and MLSPA: How The Agreement Could Be Improved

MIAMI, Fla. (January 31, 2020) — With the end of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) between Major League Soccer and its Players Association due to expire at midnight on Friday, the two sides agreed yesterday to extend the contract until February 7, 2020. Major League Soccer and the Major League Players Association released the […]

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The View From The Players Side In MLS CBA Negotiations

MIAMI, Fla. (January 31, 2020) — Dax McCarty is entering his 16th season as a player in Major League Soccer. The veteran midfielder who is 32 has played for D.C. United, the Red Bulls, Chicago Fire, and this season will be playing for expansion side Nashville SC. He was a captain for D.C., the Red […]