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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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Options For Spanish Football For 2019/20 Season

MIAMI, Fla. (March 7, 2020) — LaLiga and the Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE) are working on softening the blow that coronavirus will have on Spanish football. The idea is return to action as soon as possible, with clubs ordered to be ready for whenever the season resumes. These are currently four options organisers have for the rest of […]

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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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UEFA threatens to expel teams from European Competitions

UEFA threatens Belgian league with European expulsion (5 March 2020) — UEFA is not happy that its member associations are trying to determine what is best for them now that the world has been all but placed on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. The football organisation has put all member nations on notice with multiple […]

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Premier League Continues Investigation of Manchester City

MIAMI, Fla. (1 April 2020) — Manchester City has appealed its UEFA competition ban to the Court of Arbitration For Sport (“CAS”). Meanwhile, while football is still on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Premier League is continuing its investigation into alleged breaches of financial fair play by Manchester City. While UEFA has already […]

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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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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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MLS and Players Association Agree on new CBA, Season to begin as scheduled

MIAMI, Fla. (February 6, 2020) — Major League Soccer and the MLS Players’ Association announced on Thursday morning that they have reached agreement in principle on a new five-year deal pending ratification by the MLS Board of Governors and the MLSPA membership. The old agreement had been extended through tomorrow by mutual agreement. The new […]

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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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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. […]