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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]