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 […]
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.
The Sounders and Timbers renewed acquaintances on a cool February night in Tucson, and while the Sounders gave up a late goal to fall to their rivals 2-1, there were some very promising things to take away from the game. First, the Sounders started a fully reserve lineup, […]
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 […]
They came…they practiced…they left. After a short break, the Sounders conducted their lone practice at Starfire, before preparing to depart for Arizona for the second half of their preseason training, where they’ll participate in the Tucson Cup. Unfortunately, weather conditions (see picture) prevented the team from using their […]
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 […]
Big new partnership announcement, as the Sounders and Reign have a new kit partner in Zulily. Design looks simple and should compliment the jerseys well. I personally have no real opinion on the choice of sponsor; if they’re happy with it, good. Had the chance to ask Sounders […]
Hopefully you’ve had the chance to check out my Athletic piece on the lawsuit that was filed by a Chicago Fire supporter against the Village of Bridgeview and Chicago Fire President/GM Nelson Rodriguez, among others. It’s a wild ride to be sure. I had the chance to speak […]
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 […]
2018 is just hours away from being in the rearview (or already gone if you’re out in Australia), so it’s probably safe to close the voting on awards. Sure, there is still time for truly awful commentary in the world of soccer to emerge as the clock strikes […]
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.
Tonight sometime between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time, the Columbus City Council will take up a vote to ratify the proposal to renovate Mapfre Stadium. This is but one piece of the puzzle to ultimately Save The Crew. The final piece involves the construction of a new […]
Serious rumblings that we could get a formal SaveDTheCrew announcement this week. After the chaos on October 12, I reported the deal was “largely done.” Of course, that didn’t mean all of the signatures have been affixed to the proper documents, or that MLS was planning one of […]
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 […]
Wow, it’s been a crazy year for me personally. Started out a year ago tweeting about lawsuits and writing stories on Reddit. Then I wrote a couple of features for SounderAtHeart. In February, I started a blog covering all things legal soccer in the U.S., with a side […]