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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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Inter Miami forward Julián Carranza to miss 10 to 12 weeks

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (February 10, 2020) — Young Argentine forward Julián Carranza suffered an injury during training on Jan. 30. This morning, Inter Miami revealed the extent of his injury, which will keep him out of the historic first-ever game away to Los Angeles Football Club. With Carranza watching from the touch line, the club […]

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New CBA Agreed To Between MLS and MLSPA

MIAMI, Fla. (February 6, 2020) — With twenty-four days to go before Inter Miami’s first-ever regular season match, fans now have one less thing to worry about. Today, MLS and the MLSPA, the union that represents the players, announced that they have agreed in principle to a new collective bargaining agreement. The CBA, as it […]

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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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Fútbol Law: Pellegrini, Carranza now count as domestic players

MIAMI, Fla. (February 4, 2020) — You might have missed it last week, but Inter Miami CF experienced an internal roster shakeup. Midfielder Matías Pellegrini and forward Julián Carranza have had changes to their immigration status. Both received what is commonly called a “green card”, which will alter their status on the team’s roster. The […]

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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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Inter Miami Selects Two in the 2020 MLS Superdraft presented by adidas

MIAMI, Fla. (January 9, 2019) — With the first overall pick, Inter Miami selected the 2019 Mac Hermann winning striker Robbie Robinson, 21, from Clemson University. With the third pick, they went with the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s champion full-back Dylan Nealis, 21, from Georgetown University.  More on today’s selections including sporting director Paul […]

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MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas – Jan 9 & 13, 2020

MIAMI, Fla. (January 8, 2019) — This year’s crop of talent coming through once again has a good number of talented players, a few of whom could thrive and prosper in MLS given the right opportunity. First round coverage of the draft will be streamed live at 12:30 pm ET on the ESPN app, as well […]

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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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Espanyol Is Growing Brand Through International Academies

MIAMI, Fla. (January 6, 2019) — In order to grow the club as a global brand, Real Club Deportivo Espanyol de Barcelona is developing a network of academies around the world. The newest such fútbol school has opened in Brisbane, Australia. This internationalisation model kicked off in the 2016/17 season with the launch of two […]

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MLS Rosters As 2020 Begins

MIAMI, Fla. (December 30, 2019) — With the Expansion Draft in the rearview mirror and every MLS team announcing its roster moves this week, we can now take stock on where all 26 MLS teams stand heading into the winter. Bradley Wright-Phillips, Miguel Ibarra and Roman Torres are just some of the players in search […]

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2020 MLS Superdraft Presented By Adidas

Draft will take place on Thursday, January 9, 2020 New scouting opportunity set for Dec 13-15, 2019 MIAMI, Fla. (December 13, 2019) — The details for the 2020 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas were released today. The draft will take place on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 12 p.m. ET. Some changes were also announced by […]