About This Site

So, why did I start this site? Well, I’ve always been something of a writer. Back in college, I was a photographer, and wrote stories and columns for my school newspaper, The Collegian.

Aside from straight-news stories, most of what I wrote was well, silly and irreverent. But I really enjoyed doing it. Along with my main concentration (Political Science), I ended up with a degree in Journalism. I decided to follow the law school path, so I didn’t pursue a career in the Journalism field. Of course, you don’t spend that many late nights writing, copy-editing and smelling fumes in dark-rooms without developing an appreciation for what journalists do. So even though I wasn’t a formal journalist, I’ve never lost my interest in the medium; I just never found a subject matter to apply it to…

…until last October. I started digging around court filings related to the NASL lawsuit against the USSF. I began reading the filings in the case, and down the rabbit hole I went. Things kind of blew up after that; as I began to analyze that case, I ended up finding a niche in writing about legal matters that impact the soccer world.

As I began tweeting more about interesting legal issues in the NASL case, my interests grew to include discussing the David Beckham problems in Miami, and the (short-lived) lawsuit regarding the expansion bid in Nashville. With the #SaveTheCrew matter taking up a lot of oxygen in MLS, I expanded what I discuss to cover basically all national soccer legal news that is of interest. Of course, that was difficult to do on the Twitter platform (without writing 37 different Tweets).

Which is where this website comes in. I started this blog on February 28, 2018 to follow and write about all of the legal happenings in domestic soccer. I really hope to translate the “legalese” into a digestible and understandable format, since not everyone went to law school.

Besides writing about legal issues in soccer, I’ll post about random news events and goings on in my life, since I am staying away from Facebook for the foreseeable future. Mostly that will consist of photos of my little girl, my enjoyment of Sounders games and the occasional cigar. I hope you enjoy my writing, and it gives you something to think about.


Privacy Policy

Effective date: October 03, 2019

Socceresq (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://www.facebook.com/socceresq/ website (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. Our Privacy Policy for Socceresq is created with the help of the Free Privacy Policy Generator.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://www.facebook.com/socceresq/

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Socceresq uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Socceresq will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

Socceresq may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Socceresq
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  • By email: thesocceresq@gmail.com