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Columbus & Ohio Try to #SaveTheCrew

The move many thought was coming finally happened this week, as the City of Columbus and State of Ohio filed suit against Precourt Sports Ventures and Major League Soccer. The goal: Prevent the Columbus Crew from moving to Austin, at least without complying with local laws in Ohio. You can read a copy of the ...

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A Nice Monday Evening Chat About All Things Soccer

Feuerstein's Fire #363: NASL v. USSF Lawsuit Update Show No fireworks tonight, but there was what I thought was an engaging discussion regarding all things US Soccer at the lower divisions, which these days focuses mostly around the lawsuits filed by the NASL against the USSF. First up was the owner of the New York ...

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Monday Musings: So Many Questions in the NASL v. USSF lawsuit(s)

No, this won't be a weekly feature (at least I don't think it will), but with some time having passed since New York Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso's remarkable conference call, and with some time before we get more substantive documents in the various lawsuits, I figured I'd ask some rhetorical questions that I'd love answers ...

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Happy Sounders Matchday

I promise again to keep the Sounders posts to a relative minimum. But hey, it's the opening weekend for MLS and the Sounders. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Update: Well, at least the mimosas and the company were good!

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Welcome to Miami…Eventually. Someday.

Two stories I'd like to write about in the future are: 1) The suit filed by Riccardo Silva (owner of Miami FC which plays in the on-hiatus NASL) and Dennis Crowley (owner of the Kingston Stockade in the NPSL), as well as, 2) The various legal issues, which have been a thorn in the side ...

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Time Marches on: NASL and USSF Prepare for Next Battle in Anti-Trust Lawsuit

No time to dwell on the past. After denying the NASL's appeal of the District Court's ruling denying a preliminary injunction, the parties were required to come together within seven days to discuss the next steps of the case. This included setting a schedule to argue the USSF's motion to dismiss. We not only got ...

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Rocco Holds Court, and then Burns the House Down

Okay then. NY Cosmos Owner and NASL plaintiff Rocco Commisso just concluded conference call with reporters to discuss all manner of things happening in United States soccer. Commisso pulled absolutely no punches, leaving no doubt about his feelings about soccer in the US ("failed"), MLS ("phony") or the leadership of USSF (a "dog" of Don ...

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Putting Your Cards on the Table

We're about an hour away from New York Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso's conference call, where he will address the anti-trust suit, the New York state suit, the Cosmos' future and the USSF election, among other things. Rocco has held court with the press a few times, as far back as January 2017 after he bought ...

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San Diego 1904 takes its ball to USL, and sheds light (or confusion) on NASL escape clauses

This may be a bit of picking over the NASL skeleton, but the San Diego Union Tribune is out with a story confirming that San Diego 1904 will be joining the USL for the 2019 season, after the NASL cancelled their season. That's not particularly surprising of course. What I found a bit interesting was ...

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NASL v. USSF: Where We Are and What’s Next

With the news that Rocco Commisso, owner of the New York Cosmos (and chief protagonist in the various lawsuits against US Soccer) is scheduled to hold a conference call with the media tomorrow, we should be in for an interesting discussion as it pertains to these lawsuits. No word on what he will be discussing, ...

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Hello

I've decided to set up a blog where I can occasionally write longer pieces than what is allowed on Twitter (at least without having to write 32 separate Tweets). This blog will be mostly focused on news/analysis/opinion of various legal happenings in the Soccerverse. Mainly United States soccer, with a sprinkling of FIFA-based nonsense where ...

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