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Barcelona president Bartomeu resigns along with entire board of directors in fallout of Messi feud

The ex-president also revealed interesting news about the club’s goals. BARCELONA, Spain (27 October 2020) — Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu resigned Tuesday afternoon amid the fallout of his feud with all-world star Lionel Messi. After one of the club’s worst seasons in more than a decade, Bartomeu announced that his entire board of directors also resigned, […]

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Close of Transfer Window: Barça fail to reinforce roster

The transfer window closed quietly for FC Barcelona, with attempted deals not able to be completed. BARCELONA, Spain (6 October 2020) — The only big story out of the most recent transfer window was of course news concerning Lionel Messi’s thwarted attempt to force his way out of Barcelona to join Manchester City. It dominated the […]

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Cavani moves to Manchester United

Uruguay striker’s PSG contract expired in summer Right-back Diogo Dalot makes loan move to Milan MIAMI, Fla.  (October 10, 2020) — Edinson Cavani travelled to England on Sunday to complete a move to Manchester United. The 33-year-old’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain ran out in June and the Uruguay striker is a free agent, so no fee would […]

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Benfica acquire Todibo on loan from Barcelona

Talented central defender not part of Koeman’s plans. BARCELONA, Spain (6 October 2020) — Barcelona have confirmed that central defender Jean-Clair Todibo has joined Portuguese giants Benfica on a two-season loan deal with an option to buy. According to reports, Benfica paid €2 upfront, and the option to purchase is placed at €20 million. Todibo, 20, apperared in […]

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Manchester City offer to Messi believed to be a 3-year contract with MLS clause

Messi continues to trend across the football world. BARCELONA, Spain (29 August 2020) — Media outlet ESPN is reporting that Manchester City have made a blockbuster offer to entice Leo Messi to trade in blau-grana for azul celeste. The blue side of Manchester have taken the lead in the race to sign the world’s greatest player […]

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As the Messi world turns

Messi’s decision dominating the internet. BARCELONA, Spain (27 August 2020) — Lionel Messi has told Barcelona it’s time to say “adéu” (Catalán for adíos). He says he is invoking a recision clause in his contract with the Blaugrana that he contends gives him the right to leave the club on a free transfer, sources in the […]

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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 […]