Always a good read, the 2019 U.S. Open Cup handbook has been published. It doesn’t have the controversy associated with the orphaned NASL teams, but there is some interesting stuff in there. Not the least of which is the suspended list. Anyone who got a red card 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?
The start of the season can only mean one thing: Lawsuit updates! Okay, maybe a bit more than that. On this episode, I talk about the Sounders and their big win over the weekend, as well as discuss DP roster construction. Also, a quick dissection of my failure […]
The Sounders returned to the training field at Starfire under sunny skies, which could also be a metaphor for their mood coming off of a decisive 4-1 victory over MLS debutants FC Cincinnati. As one might expect, there wasn’t too much going at practice today. However there was […]
The start of the MLS season is here! Along with that, national broadcasts start up this weekend as well. MLS was nice enough to send me a printable copy of all national broadcast games in the US (Spanish language included) and Canada. Enjoy!
Well, I managed to survive the Sounders Media Match. For those who don’t know anything about my athletic career (and that’s all of you except my family/friends): I stopped playing soccer in 9th grade, at which point I moved over to the American football (like most kids in […]
A lot can happen in a year. Having written a couple of long-form stories on Reddit and Sounder at Heart, I decided to start up this site to have a forum to write about legal issues impacting soccer in the United States (and abroad). At the time, it […]
The snow may be gone, but temperatures were still frigid out at Starfire as the Sounders returned to the practice field ahead of the MLS season opener versus FC Cincinnati this weekend. Some roster news broke ahead of the session, as the Sounders announced that they’d waived Jordan […]
The MLS season is nearly upon us, and aside from looking forward to the on-field action (which has started in earnest with…mixed results), the deadline for roster compliance is at the end of this week (presumably March 1). Along with that deadline, MLS typically puts out their roster […]
Bombshell news out this morning, as officials in Jupiter, Florida have issued an arrest warrant for New England Revolution (and Patriots) owner Robert Kraft on charges of soliciting prostitution. I’m not going to speak to the nature of the allegations (you can go to TMZ for that), but […]
Back from Arizona, I talk about the news from the US Soccer Annual General Meeting. Lots of good stuff from Carlos Cordeiro. I was also able to catch a couple of Seattle Sounders matches. The results were…mixed. Finally, some thoughts on the LA Galaxy’s attempts to deal with […]
I joined Grant Wahl’s “Planet Fútbol” show to discuss the US Soccer Annual General Meeting, and the prospect of a 48-team World Cup in 2022. MLS Commissioner Don Garber also joined the show, if you’re into important news from the top guy in domestic soccer in the United […]
Well! I touched back down in Seattle yesterday morning, fresh off a week in Arizona. The trip started off a bit conspicuously; for those of you who don’t keep up with weather patterns across the country, Seattle was in the midst of a once-in-a-generation snow storm. Seriously, I […]
My latest story for The Athletic is up on the USSF AGM. Lots of interesting stuff so check it out! I’ll be back later with a podcast on my thoughts on the experience.
It’s been an interesting time here at the US Soccer AGM. I’ve gotten a lot of great information, and gotten to know a few people as well. Working on a big summary of the event, which will hopefully be up here by Monday at the latest. As you […]
The Sounders and Timbers renewed acquaintances on a cool February night in Tucson, and while the Sounders gave up a late goal to fall to their rivals 2-1, there were some very promising things to take away from the game. First, the Sounders started a fully reserve lineup, […]
Now available on iTunes, so check it out, like, subscribe and share! Also available on Stitcher, so you can listen there as well! After breaking down some Columbus Crew stadium news, I dive into the background on the MLS/Nashville SC/Chicago Fire/Andrew Gutman saga (it’s a mess). Then I […]
They came…they practiced…they left. After a short break, the Sounders conducted their lone practice at Starfire, before preparing to depart for Arizona for the second half of their preseason training, where they’ll participate in the Tucson Cup. Unfortunately, weather conditions (see picture) prevented the team from using their […]
Edit: I joined Kevin and Duane on SoccerToday to discuss the story. Enjoy! The Ottawa Fury won a reprieve in their fight to play in USL Championship in 2019. Whether it’s a commutation or merely a stay is still to be decided. The Canadian-based team went to the […]
Hiring an attorney typically isn’t major news, especially in U.S. Soccer litigation these days. That said, when you hire a high-powered California law firm to assist in the litigation of a federal case out of New York, it does raise a few eyebrows. And so it is with […]
Now available on iTunes, so check it out, like, subscribe and share! Also available on Stitcher, so you can listen there as well! It’s a Seattle, er…Tacoma-themed episode, where I look at the changes in store for the newly (re)named Reign FC and Tacoma Defiance. Both are moving […]