All posts by Miki Turner

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?

Save These Dates

With the oral arguments for the PSV/MLS Motion to Dismiss in the rear-view mirror now, we can look forward as the Modell lawsuit continues on its track towards a potential trial in March, 2019 (although that is not a firm date as of yet). However, there are number of upcoming dates which could impact this ...

Sounders Practice Notes [9-11-18]: Break’s Over

The first international break since the World Cup concludes today, but the Sounders are hard at work as they prepare for this weekend's game versus the Vancouver Whitecaps. Players on international duty are already returning, highlighted by Nicholas Lodeiro, who was full in training today. Lodeiro's return wasn't particularly shocking, since his Uruguay team had ...

Two Stadium Sites, Two Lawsuits, Two Appeals: David Beckham’s Quest for MLS in Miami

It's been a while since we checked in with David Beckham and his interminable goal of finally getting his MLS franchise online in time for a 2020 start. Most recently everyone has been debating the release of his team name and logo (for the record: like the badge; the name not so much). Being who ...

ESQ2CLB: So, What Did I Think?

Become a Patron:   Note: I covered some of the following in my Periscope after the hearing. Well. I'm home back in Seattle after something of a whirlwind four-day trip to Ohio to check out Columbus and cover the Motion to Dismiss hearing. I was hoping to do more of a daily diary, but Tuesday ...

ESQ2SEA

Peace out Columbus! As I said on Twitter: Never fly to Chicago on United. Flight debacles notwithstanding, I had a great time in Columbus the last four days; thanks to everyone who showed me around. It was nice to put faces to Twitter/Reddit/BigSoccer names. On the way to Seattle by way of (ugh) Dulles. I'll ...

PSV/MLS v. Columbus/Ohio Motion to Dismiss Oral Arguments [Live Blog]

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron:   Got the best seat in the house: One that is close to an outlet. As always when I'm doing a live blog, excuse the typos, ...

Preview (and Required Reading) in Advance of PSV/MLS Motion to Dismiss Oral Arguments

We're almost at that time: The oral arguments for the PSV/MLS Motion to Dismiss are set for September 4 at 2:30 p.m. local time. Each side will have 45 minutes to present their arguments. As the moving party, the defendants (PSV/MLS) will likely go first, followed by the plaintiffs. Within that 45 minutes, the parties ...

ESQ2CLB: Day 1

Whew! After a 12-hour ordeal, I finally got into Columbus around 1:00 p.m. local time Sunday. I checked into to my room; thanks to German Village B&B for the set up. I'm staying in the German Village ('natch) which is located right on the edge of Downtown Columbus. It's a pretty nice area, and I'll look forward ...

Diary From the Front Lines

  Dearest, After a long trek, I have finally made it. I made a questionable decision riding the public transport at this late hour. Though the trip was mercifully short, the men of questionable character (and hygiene) made for an arduous journey. Unfortunately, morale is low here. The four-hour delay has left people on edge. ...

Why Alexi Lalas’ USL2Columbus Proposal Won’t be a Thing

Alexi Lalas, former MLS player/GM/President-turned soccer pundit, tossed a couple of logs onto the SaveTheCrew fire, opining in a commentary during halftime of the game between D.C. United and New York Red Bulls, that Anthony Precourt and MLS should "rip off the bandaid" and make the move to Austin official. Further, he suggested that as ...

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MunchkinWeek

I'm on Munchkin duty all week, so limited writing from me. If you've been following along on Twitter, I'm going to try to write a story on the take from Alexi Lalas on the Columbus Crew accepting a USL team as a penance of sorts from PSV/MLS. But if you want a preview: Don't count ...

Sounders Practice Notes [08-22-18]

Amidst the heat and terrible weather conditions, the Sounders continued their preparations for the big derby match versus the Portland Timbers on Sunday.  The health of the team, in light of the continuing poor air conditions, continues to be a point of discussion. Christian Roldan said the team is suffering some effects from the air conditions, ...

NASL Files Motion to Compel USSF and MLS to Provide Discovery; Court Sets Hearing for August 27

You didn't forget there were other lawsuits in U.S. Soccer besides SaveTheCrew, did you? With the motion to dismiss the Modell lawsuit set for next month, and the MLS2ATX proposal resolved (for now), I'm afforded an opportunity to check in with the NASL v. USSF/MLS anti-trust lawsuit. When last we left off, NASL was attempting to ...

The Decision 2: Austin City Council Votes on MLS2ATX [Live-blog]

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: The beginning of the end; or, the end of the beginning. Either way, we've been promised a decision Wednesday (8/15) by the Austin City Council on ...

A Look at the Proposed Austin City Council Amendments to the PSV Term Sheet

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: The big day in the MLS2ATX saga returns on Wednesday, August 15, when the Austin City Council reconvenes to consider the proposal from Precourt Sports Ventures/Major ...

Austin City Council Votes on MLS2ATX [Live-Blog]

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron:   We're about 20 minutes away from the Austin City Council returning from recess to take up the MLS2ATX proposal, which if successful would pave the ...

Sounders Practice Notes [08-09-18]: Closing Windows

Lots of news today, but I did have time to head down to Starfire to catch Sounders' practice. Last night was the close of the transfer window for the summer. And while the Sounders left some room for a last-minute move, in the end, the window closed without any other additions. Sounders GM/President of Soccer ...

Handicapping the MLS2ATX Vote Tonight

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron:   Well, we're finally here. This evening, the Austin City Council will vote on the proposal to allow Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV) to construct a soccer ...

PSV and City of Austin Release Revised Term Sheet to Build Stadium at McKalla Place

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: Since the original term sheet was released about 10 days ago, there has been much discussion over certain line-items in the proposal. Some of those concerns (including ...

Breaking: 90 day Toll Extended; Oral Argument for Motion to Dismiss Scheduled

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: We've got a big procedural update. The 90-day toll has been extended and the Oral Argument for the Motion to Dismiss has been schedule. First, Judge ...

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