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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 […]

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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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CBA Talks Between MLS and MLSPA: What Is At Stake?

MIAMI, Fla. (January 4, 2020) — Part I: The biggest thing that will happen this off-season Right now, fans of MLS clubs are getting ready for the coming season, the league’s 25th anniversary year. New teams like Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC are now less than 60 days away from their first real matches. […]

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RCD Mallorca and Konami Announce Partnership

The agreement will see the gaming conglomerate, famous for the Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) video game series, sponsor the team for the remainder of the season PALMA DE MALLORCA (December 21, 2019) — Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, the oldest football club in the Balearic Islands, has announced that a sponsorship agreement was signed with Konami […]

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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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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 Expansion Draft 2019| Complete Player List Sorted By Team and Estimated Ranking

MIAMI, Fla. (November 17, 2019) — This year’s MLS Expansion Draft kicks off at 5:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. A key point is that once a player has been claimed from a club’s list of eligible players, Nashville SC and Inter Miami may no longer select players from that club’s list. So […]

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Liverpool Set To Sign New Kit Supplier Deal

MIAMI, Fla. (October 29, 2019) — European Champions Liverpool Football Club are set to sign a new kit supplier agreement with Nike that is reported to be worth £75 million (€84.8 $93.2). This would match Manchester United’s 10-year deal with adidas and place the Reds among the top 5 clubs in the category of kit […]

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MLS Executives: There Is “No One Specific Way” To The Front Office

As The League Has Developed, The Range of Jobs Has Expanded And Continues To Provide New Career Opportunities. MIAMI, Fla. (October 11, 2019) — Today’s Major League Soccer clubs are a far cry from what they were in the beginning days of the league. Teams are now managing full academies and some have USL squads […]

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Miami Freedom Park – Ground Lease and MDA

Miami, Fla. (June 6, 2019) – Miami Freedom Park, LLC Submits Draft Agreements to City of Miami, Furthering City of Miami Voter Mandate Miami Freedom Park, LLC submitted a draft lease agreement on June 4 to the City of Miami for its planned destination, incorporating one of the City’s largest public parks, a world-class stadium […]

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Riccardo Silva’s Unsolicited $4B Bid For MLS Broadcast Rights

MIAMI, Fla. (July 30, 2017) — Riccardo Silva is a respected entrepreneur who has built MP & Silva, the international media rights agency he co-founded in 2004, into a billion-dollar enterprise that has had significant success in the business of sports rights arbitrage. The 47-year-old Milanese has made repeated attempts to assert his influence in […]