Another week, another lawsuit to add to the books. Relevent Sports is a business which promotes international soccer matches around the world, including the summer preseason competition International Champions Cup. That particular competition has been ongoing since 2013, and has featured some of the best teams in the […]
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 […]
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).
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.
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 […]
Writing about soccer litigation seems like a full-time job these days. Every time one case gets resolved (SaveTheCrew), another one pops up in its place (Chicago Fire). Some cases have gotten more coverage than others, but they’re all interesting in their own way. In the interests of getting […]
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 […]
I won’t do this all the time, but I had to plug my first article for The Athletic, which is on the issue of Solidarity Payments/Training Compensation. I’ve written about this before, but we got a pretty big update courtesy of the interview I did with Lance Reich, […]
FIFA’s 2026 Bid Evaluation Report: Seattle Seems to Fare Well in Comparison to Other Cities and Stadiums
The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here: The FIFA bid evaluation report is out, and by and large, the US does okay. More importantly for Seattle folks, CenturyLink seems to stack up well; certainly in the top half. Surprisingly, LA, New York and Toronto fare very […]
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 […]