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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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Details emerge on tournament for MLS return

Tournament Working Plan; Player Concerns and the CBA all come into play as MLS considers its restart. MIAMI, Fla. — (28 May 2020) Further details about the competition format for Major League Soccer’s return-to-play proposal have been disclosed, in addition to details about the potential for an abbreviated regular season and salary cuts for players.   Plans […]

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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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Bundesliga resumes this weekend: here’s what you need to know

Bundesliga Is Back MIAMI, Fla. — (15 May 2020) German football returns on May 16 in both the 1. Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga with a number of strict rules. Football has changed as a result of the COVID-19 enforced break and a number of new rules are set to be introduced. Teams won’t go onto the […]

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New rules for La Liga’s restart

Protocols for football’s comeback MIAMI, Fla. — (13 May 2020) When the game returns and La Liga attempts to complete this season’s championships, a number of new rules made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic are set to be introduced. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, in approximately one month, football will be underway again, in the top two […]

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While Serie A edges towards resumption, La Liga may not return before summer

Serie A sides can resume training on 18 May, says Italian PM Spanish sports minister dampens La Liga hopes of fast return MIAMI, Fla. — (12 May 2020) The Italian top flight edged closer to resuming behind closed doors on Monday, as the FIGC met with the CTS and in a joint communiqué declared that Italian […]

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La Liga proposes June 12 restart

MIAMI, Fla. — (10 May 2020) La Liga’s plan to finish the championship against all odds continues. Spanish football now has a date marked in red on the calendar. It is the 12th June, the day in which La Liga intends to resume the championship. They have reportedly already advised clubs of the good news. Thus, […]

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Delayed K-League set to kickoff season

Defending champion Jeonbuk Motors face Suwon Bluewings on Friday night in the city of Jeonju. MIAMI, Fla. -— (7 May 2020) South Korea’s soccer league will kick off the season Friday, three days after the first pitch was thrown in baseball, in yet another sign that life in the country is starting to return to normal […]

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Bundesliga set to return

Chancellor Angela Merkel and state premiers had given it the green light. MIAMI, Fla. (6 May 2020) – Fans starved of watching top flight football will get a much-needed injection of excitement this month, as the German first and second divisions are set to resume their seasons. The Bundesliga is to restart its season on Froday, […]

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English Football League position: Not yet ready to return

MIAMI, Fla. (27 April 2020) — The English Football League has warned that football cannot resume before adequate testing arrangements are in place for coronavirus, and that cannot come at the expense of front-line workers. After reports have emerged in recent days that the Premier League has stepped up planning for a return behind closed […]

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A look at cost-cutting at Barcelona, Espanyol and Atlético Madrid

MIAMI, Fla. (24 April 2020) — The Catalán sports daily El Mundo Deportivo recently featured Barcelona’s announcement concerning unilaterally cutting the salaries of the 1,800 people who work for them, players included. According to the club, it is an economic necessity. The same morning front page also talked about the club’s intentions in the transfer […]

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Superliga Argentina might have two seasons without relegation

The president of Lanús opined that when Argentine football returns you are likely to see two seasons without relegation from the top division. MIAMI, Fla. (24 April 2020) — en español The president of Club Atlético Lanús, Nicolás Russo, speaking in a radio interview, offered his opinion and when Argentine football returns to activity, we […]

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Posibilidad de dos años sin decenso en la Superliga Argentina

El presidente de Lanús aseguró que a su criterio y cuando regrese el fútbol argentino a la actividad se vendrán “dos años sin descensos” en la máxima categoría. MIAMI, Fla. (24/04/2020) — English link El presidente de Lanús, Nicolás Russo, aseguró que a su criterio y cuando regrese el fútbol argentino a la actividad se vendrán “dos […]

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Federação sugere e clubes aceitam continuar Paulistão, mas com duas mudanças

MIAMI, Fla. (24/04/2020) — Em reunião que durou quase duas horas por teleconferência, a FPF (Federação Paulista de Futebol) conseguiu a aprovação dos clubes para continuar a disputa do Campeonato Paulista ao final da quarentena pelo novo coronavírus. RELACIONADO Coronavírus no esporte: siga as últimas atualizações e repercussões da pandemia que assola o mundo Duas mudanças, no […]