I’m on a plane! For the next week, I’ll be on the East coast, doing all of the soccer things you can imagine. I’m very excited to get back on the road and cover some interesting soccer games and stories. Itinerary (for those who may be interested in […]
I blog mostly about soccer and legal issues. I graduated from the University of Richmond (1997) with degrees in Political Science, Journalism and Spanish (lapsed, alas).
I later graduated from California Western School of Law (2001) with a J.D., and after a break, have been practicing law in the State of Washington since 2003.
I'm a Seattle Sounders season ticket holder, and I enjoy traveling to away games. I have a munchkin who is almost 6; where does the time go?
MLS has expanded at an impressive rate in the modern era (David Beckham AD-Present), going from 13 teams in 2007 to 26 in 2020. The League will further expand to (at least) 27 by 2021 and to 30 by some unknown date; probably by no later than 2024. […]
I’ve been tracking my progress on Instagram (@ketoesq), with daily stuff. Since this is my sports law website, I try not to clutter it up with daily ramblings and pictures on weight loss. Of course, I’ll document my milestones like below! Previous #KetoLife updates: Primer for the Keto-curious. January […]
The Columbus Crew were officially saved back in December 2018, when the new ownership group was announced, but there are still a few loose ends to tie up. Mainly, construction of an expansive new stadium and training complex. As it turns out, they may still have some ways […]
We got a bit of a bombshell from FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber. Crossfire Premier, the youth development team chasing solidarity payments for the transfer of DeAndre Yedlin, thought they had lost their claim. And they had, in a way. But a ruling released yesterday shows things aren’t quite […]
The World Cup is under way. While many pundits have called this the deepest and potentially most entertaining WWC in history, there are still many issues bubbling just beneath the surface. Equal pay, investment in the women’s game domestically and prize money are just a few of them. I decided […]
Fun conversation with my colleague at The Athletic, Meg Linehan. She is on her way to cover the Women’s World Cup in France. We talk about the USWNT, the WWC generally and preview the favorites. We also dig a bit into the equal pay issue, as well was […]
I’m also tracking my progress on Instagram (@ketoesq), with more daily stuff. Since this is my sports law website, I try not to clutter it up too much with my daily ramblings and pictures on weight loss. Of course, I’ll document my milestones like below! Previous #KetoLife updates: Primer […]
It must feel like Hope Solo is far more involved with U.S. Soccer now than she ever was as a player. Though she featured in over 200 games for the U.S. Women’s national teams (to say nothing of the countless sponsorship and marketing appearances), since her…let’s call it […]
As some of you know, I’ve been doing the “Keto” diet since mid-November. I’ve seen great results thus far; in fact I’m now below my initial goal weight of 175 pounds! I’m now working to hit a new goal of 167 pounds, where I’ll transition to maintenance. As […]
Some news: I’ve moved my podcast over to the Sounder at Heart podcast network. Won’t really affect anything (except your subscriptions), and I’ll still be podcasting on my independent site with more casual thoughts. Enjoy! Interview with Garth Lagerwey.
One of the lessons of being a reporter (which I wasn’t in any official capacity until last year, even if I have a journalism degree) is that not all of your tips pan out. That doesn’t mean that the work going into a story isn’t worth it, but […]
Just when things look like they are quieting down… Tuesday morning started off quietly enough, and then the floodgates opened, as we got news on no less than three cases/lawsuits in the United States. Well, technically one of them is a “foreign” case, but given that it has […]
So I feel this story has been under the radar from a national perspective (if only a little), but we’ve got a big court hearing with major implications for MLS set for Wednesday. I won’t belabor the background, but the City of Ft. Lauderdale is set to defend […]
I’m also tracking my progress on Instagram (@ketoesq), with more daily stuff. Since this is my sports law website, I try not to clutter it up too much with my daily ramblings and pictures on weight loss. Of course, I’ll document my milestones like below! Previous #KetoLife updates: […]
Inter Miami, City of Ft. Lauderdale Execute Interim Agreement Allowing Demolition of Lockhart Stadium; FXE Futbol to File for Injunction Wednesday
There was some reporting earlier today from down in South Florida that the demolition of Lockhart Stadium, where Inter Miami CF will construct a new stadium, is set to begin on or about May 6. There was one issue with that: There was no signed agreement between Inter […]
Another week, another lawsuit to add to the books. Relevent Sports is a business which promotes international soccer matches around the world, including the summer preseason competition International Champions Cup. That particular competition has been ongoing since 2013, and has featured some of the best teams in the […]
Not sure what all the fuss was about last Thursday? Well, I’ve got you covered. In this episode, I go over the announcement from MLS that they will be pursuing (and paying) Solidarity Payments and Training Compensation. What’s it mean? How does it impact MLS? Why is the […]
Inter Another Lawsuit: FXE Futbol Files Suit Against David Beckham’s MLS Franchise, City of Ft. Lauderdale
We’ve got six…do I hear seven? Six is the number of outstanding lawsuits against Inter Miami, the David Beckham/Jorge Mas prospective MLS franchise in Miami, a team that is set to begin play in the league in 2020. The bid has been beset by lawsuits since summer 2017, […]
Uh, so I had planned to write this update in the morning, before news of the Trademark battle between F.C. Internazionale and Inter Miami went public. And then I had to take off for Sounders practice. Then I had a doctor appointment for my shoulder (it ain’t great, […]