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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In my latest story for The Athletic, I take a look at some contentious discussions between 2015 and 2016, where the forces pushing solidarity payments and training compensation tried to come up with a deal that would resolve the issue once and for all. Unfortunately for the parties […]
When I asked about the event being held jointly by the Seattle Sounders and Tacoma Rainiers today, all I was told that, “all your questions would be answered.” There are still a few things left to be sorted out, but suffice it to say, today’s announcement was big. […]
The Socceresq Podcast (Ep. 6): The Complete Lawsuit Guide.
On this episode, I discuss the ongoing issues involving the Chicago Fire. At war with their supporters, they are now under threat of a lawsuit stemming from an incident from May of last year, which ultimately resulted in the banning of an entire supporter group. I go through […]
The Socceresq Podcast: Happy New Year. In this episode, I talk about my plans for the next couple of months (heading to Arizona for the USSF AGM conference), the status of SaveTheCrew (hint: 98% saved) and AustinFC (hint: mostly done), what’s going on in Miami (hint: Who knows) […]
Shortly after Borussia Dortmund confirmed the transfer of Christian Pulisic to Chelsea for a fee of €64 million, Will Parchman noted in a tweet that PA Classics, the youth development club that in part developed the starlet, stands to lose about $740k in solidarity payments. Setting aside the […]
The Socceresq Podcast: Crew Saved Also available on iTunes.
The Soccer Holiday Podcast
Big news out of Austin, Texas. As I mentioned in a Patreon report, the imminent finalization of the lease agreement between The City of Austin and MLS has occurred, with the City executing the lease development agreement, which clears the way for MLS to announce the long awaited […]
The Year in Soccer Jurisprudence w/Steven Bank and Neil Morris. If you’d like to listen in SoundCloud form, I’ve got you covered as well. Same through the website.
Updates: I just did a Periscope talking about the ruling. Check it out! Read MLS’ reaction to the decision. The shoes continue to drop. Alongside the question of when there may be an announcement that the Crew have been sold to local ownership, there is still the question […]
Photo used with permission from Max Aquino Photography Eagle-eyed readers who read my story on the tentative changes to the MLS schedule, noticed a little tidbit related to the implications from additional midweek games. The long and short of it was: Additional mid-week games will put additional stresses […]
My next story is up at The Athletic, and it’s a doozy. Big changes are in store for MLS as they prepare for the 2019 season. Per the story, we can expect that the date of MLS Cup is moved from December to October, and some additional midweek […]
Forbes is out with their valuations for each Major League Soccer team, and buried in the story are some quotes from an interview with MLS Commissioner Don Garber. Aside from the usual platitudes, there was a discussion about expansion. With Cincinnati coming online in 2018, Garber was asked […]