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?
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 […]
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, […]
When it rains, it pours. As if Inter Miami didn’t have enough on its plate, reports recently surfaced that Italian soccer giants F.C. International have filed trademark opposition to Inter Miami use of the aforementioned name. I was able to confirm this after obtaining the documentation before the […]
We just recently passed the five-year anniversary of David Beckham’s announcement that he was exercising his options purchase a MLS team, and announcing where he’d like to play. To celebrate, I decided to call up a couple of colleagues to chat about all things Miami: Neil Blackmon and […]
The Sounders returned to the practice field in earnest over the past two days, having gotten some extended time off over the last 10 days or so with the International Break. Without the full squad in attendance, the Sounders have use some of the Tacoma Defiance roster (and […]
So I was checking in on how the late round (3 & 4) MLS SuperDraft picks fared getting contracts with MLS (or anyone, for that matter) sides. It’s…not good. A total of 2/48 (4.1%) managed to get picked up by MLS teams. Thirteen others (27%) managed to sign […]
Now that spring is here, I decided to head out to the backyard and have a little chat, talking about all of the Inter Miami news over the last week. Now available on iTunes, so check it out, like, subscribe and share! Also available on Stitcher, so you […]
The last two days of training have definitely felt a bit different. Part of that can of course be chalked up to the Sounders being on a bye week. Another part to the fact that the team is missing a handful of players to international duties. Still, change […]
Now that spring is here, I decided to head out to the backyard and have a little chat, talking about all of the Inter Miami news over the last week. With the nicer weather, I hope to be out in my backyard doing more chats. Check it out!
It looks like both Inter Miami and FXE Futbol have some additional homework to do. With Ft. Lauderdale Commissioners set to review (and possibly vote) on the two proposals to rehab Lockhart stadium March 19, the City Attorney and City Auditor have both returned separate memos which call […]
A deep dive inside the issues animating the solidarity payment/training compensation fight in the United States. I talked to MLS, Crossfire, the Chicago Sockers and Dallas Texans. Hope you enjoy it. A decision on the Yedlin case (Crossfire) should be here soon (we hope).
On this episode: Lawsuits. Lots of lawsuits. Well, actually just two: The USWNT has sued US Soccer, and we got a ruling (sorta) from the DRC on the Solidarity Payments/Training Compensation case. I also talk about that…interesting announcement in Ft. Lauderdale, and what it could mean for Inter […]
Other #KetoLife stories: January 30, 2019. April 29, 2019. I need that Final Fantasy VII fanfare. Phase One of #KetoLife is finally done! I started this journey back in November right before Thanksgiving, and I was absolutely thrilled today to see the scale NOT tip over 200 for […]
“Life is good when you have options.” -Don Garber Right now, the City of Ft. Lauderdale must feel like the belle of the sports ball, with two separate organizations bidding to refurbish Lockhart Stadium, and build out the location to include various other amenities. The two proposals have […]
What do you say when everything is sunshine and rainbows? The Sounders are in a good spot right now: A 2-0-0 start, +5 Goal Differential and not much in the way of injuries. Of course, such a thing is not meant to last, but you might as well […]
So I just went through InterMiamiCF‘s proposal to build a stadium at the site formerly known as Lockhart for a USL Championship team. It’s…thin. Like, very thin. Like 80% is just pretty pictures. But one picture (chart really) stood out. The construction schedule is interesting. They want to […]
Check out my latest Athletic story on the lawsuit by the USWNT, and their fight for equal pay. I’ll have more on this later, as I’ll be doing a podcast on the story. Lots of interesting tidbits in the story, and I’ll delve deep into the underlying issues […]