Note: This story was inspired by a conversation I had on Twitter. See, it is good for something! We now know the deadline for PSV/MLS to respond to the complaint file by the City of Columbus has been rescheduled to April 19, 2018. At that point, we’ll get a real […]
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 5; where does the time go?
Well, we have a couple of small updates to the #SaveTheCrew lawsuit. I previously estimated that the deadline for a response from PSV/MLS was around April 12, based on the date that the plaintiffs filed and served the amended complaint. Based on that, it looks like the parties (by agreement) […]
I was hoping to enjoy this as a victory cigar after the Sounders game on Saturday. That…didn’t go according to plan. So I’m enjoying this now. I’m a big fan of this one, which is White Gold. Kind of a mild cigar, and not much aftertaste. Reasonably priced […]
Hope everyone is enjoying the last of the weekend. Myself, I’m enjoying some dinner with the family. They always kill it with the Easter dinner. I’ll enjoy the leftovers too. UPDATE: Apparently my asparagus-to-Mac & Cheese ratio is being subjected to some scrutiny. 😉
Note: You can read Part I here. Continuing the discussion on the U.S. Soccer Federation’s motion to dismiss the complaint filed by the North American Soccer League in New York alleging breach of fiduciary duty, I left off summarizing what the USSF had to say about the facts alleged […]
Note: I’m going to end up breaking this up into two parts: The Facts (Part I) and the Law (Part II). There are seemingly more lawsuits than professional leagues in the United States right now, but US Soccer is looking to reduce that number by at least one. […]
I decided that reading 400 pages of legal documents wasn’t a fun use of my evening. So: Wednesday night soccer! The great thing about lower division soccer is not being subject to some of the stringent rules you have to deal with at MLS games. Such as: SMOKE! […]
Well, that’s the last time I mock soccer and/or legal gods. The deadline was today for the US Soccer Federation to file their responsive documents in the New York State lawsuit filed by the North American Soccer League, in which they alleged breach of fiduciary duty by the USSF board members. […]
It seems we can’t go more than a few days without drama in United States Soccer. With prospective cities dropping out of the running left and right to be hosts for the 2026 World Cup, we got word a couple of weeks ago that the three teams (effectively) remaining in the […]
I’m not going through the entire thing, but since I’m a Seattle guy, I filtered out the major Seattle portions of the bid book. No word if the bid includes the waiver of various human rights, as well as every parent giving up their first born child. Seattle Bid Book [PDF]
You can read Part I here. There’s likely to be a lot of news coming out this week in Lawsuit Land, so before I get overloaded between my actual work and whatever else happens, I figured it would be a good time to continue the story on the amended […]
Yeah, this isn’t good MLS, and can’t totally be explained by bad weather or a march.
Eat…drink…march. Do you. ✌🏾
Yeah, so this will probably be the last I write about this lawsuit. I wrote a story about three weeks ago, which outlined the basics of David Beckham’s eternal search for a stadium site in Miami, and the lawsuit holding it up. The tl;dr version being: Beckham had taken […]
Nothing earth-shattering here, but a couple of interesting procedural updates, in light of Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV) and Major League Soccer (MLS) formally providing notice to the City of Columbus of their intent to cease playing at Mapfre Stadium in 2019, and also requesting bona fide offers for interested local […]
As I previously discussed, the NASL indicated that they would likely amend their federal anti-trust violation complaint. Well, they did that and then some, formally adding MLS as a defendant in the federal anti-trust case. This was not necessarily unexpected, as there was always the potential for NASL […]
Andrew Erickson just obtained a letter from PSV/MLS to the City of Columbus/State of Ohio (Friday evenings are for breaking/dumping news) regarding the lawsuit filed to prevent them from moving the Columbus Crew to Austin. Let’s dig in, shall we? We’ll go through this paragraph-by-paragraph: Your basic summary. We […]
Off the legal track for a minute, but it looks like there are some changes in store for the 2018 US Open Cup. The piddly prize amounts have been raised modestly, and there will be some changes made to the format. H/t to LeanZinger, who dug this out first. Another […]
This is a bit unexpected, though maybe not completely surprising. And things will probably change right as I publish this. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said on Counter Attack last week, that not only was he seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the move of the Columbus Crew […]