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La Liga preparing to take legal action against RFEF over Fri. and Mon. matches

SAN FRANCISCO (Sep. 15, 2020) — La Liga plan to file a legal action against the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (“RFEF”) over the loss of Friday and Monday night football in Spain’s top flight according to a report in Cadena Cope. It’s a case of one side claiming to be acting in he best […]

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FC Barcelona LaLiga transfer talk

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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FC Barcelona LaLiga transfer talk

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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FC Barcelona Transfer | Transferencia

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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FC Barcelona Transfer | Transferencia

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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MLS MLSPA Players | Jugadores | Jogadors

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 MLSPA Players | Jugadores | Jogadors

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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leagues MLS North America

MLS cancels All-Star Game

MIAMI, Fla. — (19 May 2020) This season’s MLS All-Star Game, which this year was the be contested against a squad made up of players from Mexico’s Liga MX on July 29 at the Banc of California Stadium, has been cancelled. There is currently no idea when the league season might be ready to resume, and […]

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2019/20 season must be abandoned in France

The French government blow the final whistle on the season MIAMI, Fla. (29 April 2020) — Article disponible en français Tuesday night, after six weeks of confinement, the French prime minister ended the speculations. There will be no organised sporting events before September 2020. Edouard Philippe thus whistled the end of the match for French […]

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La Saison 2019/20 doit être abandonné en France

Le gouvernement français siffle la fin de la saison MIAMI, Fla. (30 April 2020) — Article in English Mardi après-midi, après six semaines de confinement, le Premier ministre de la France a mis un terme aux spéculations. Aucun rassemblement sportif ne sera organisé avant septembre 2020. Edouard Philippe donc a sifflé la fin de la partie […]

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Remainder of Dutch Eredivisie season officially cancelled

Eredivisie will not resume 2019/20 season European qualification granted on current league position MIAMI, Fla. (25 April 2020) — The Dutch Eredivisie has become the first major European football league to cancel its season in response to the coronavirus crisis. The cancellation marks the first time since 1944-45 that the Dutch top flight will not have a […]

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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 […]