Tag: Soccer

Sounders Practice Notes [08-09-18]: Closing Windows

Lots of news today, but I did have time to head down to Starfire to catch Sounders' practice. Last night was the close of the transfer window for the summer. And while the Sounders left some room for a last-minute move, in the end, the window closed without any other additions. Sounders GM/President of Soccer ...

PSV and City of Austin Release Revised Term Sheet to Build Stadium at McKalla Place

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: Since the original term sheet was released about 10 days ago, there has been much discussion over certain line-items in the proposal. Some of those concerns (including ...

SaveTheCrew: For Whom the Bell Tolls (Or, Will Time Keep on Slipping)

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: Right now everyone is focused on the council meeting in Austin this Thursday, where we should (presumably) find out if MLS2ATX will become, from their end, ...

With Reports of Multiple Incoming Foreign Players, Sounders Aren’t Concerned About International Slots

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: The Seattle Sounders appear set to be one of the busier teams ahead of next week's Transfer Deadline. With one big signing already confirmed, and reports ...

Austin Versus Columbus: Or, Why Can’t We Have Both?

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: Don Garber dropped a bit of a mini-bombshell last night, revealing some interesting information about MLS' "ongoing" talks with the Crew. Anyone who reads this site already knew ...

Term Sheet Released Outlining Proposed Agreement Between PSV/MLS and City of Austin

A Friday news dump for the ages. The City of Austin has released a Term Sheet for discussion which outlines an agreement between PSV/MLS and the City to build a soccer stadium, and presumably relocate the Columbus Crew. I'm sitting here in a bar having a drink and trying to review a 25 page document ...

David Beckham’s Road to Paradise Hits a Speed Bump

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: You didn't think it was smooth-sailing from here, did you? David Beckham's prospective Miami franchise appeared to clear a huge hurdle last week, when the Miami ...

PSV, MLS File Their Initial Witness Lists for Trial

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you’d like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: I mentioned on Twitter that this may be a slow week for news in #SaveTheCrew v. PSV/MLS. Well, I'm filing a motion of my own to ...

Sounders Practice Notes [07-20-18]: Departure

The late-night news that the Sounders were going to waive Magnus Wolff Eikrem certainly came as a bit of surprise to Sounders fans. Though frankly, it probably shouldn't have. His appearances this season were limited, even when the team was decimated by injuries. He was left off the 18-man squad versus Atlanta United, and at the ...

SaveTheCrew: A Quick Review of the Protective Order

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you’d like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: With the appeal of the May 8th Order in the Modell lawsuit behind us, things are moving forward towards trial. While the parties continue to explore ...

PSV/MLS File Reply to Motion to Dismiss

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you’d like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: After a lengthy delay, PSV/MLS have filed their reply to their Motion to Dismiss (MTD). The original motion was filed way back in April, with the plaintiffs' ...

Beckham’s Day of Reckoning is Here, Again

Well, we're (almost) here. At 10:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, David Beckham and his business partner Jorge Mas will appear in front of the Miami City Commission, to try to get approval to put before Miami voters authorization to negotiate a lease for the Melrese property with the City. There are still hurdles to ...

Major League Lobbying

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Austin City Council Campaign Finance Disclosure Day

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: Some of you may recall last month that I told you to "Save the Date" for July 15, 2018. That was the date that financial disclosures ...

Legal Links: The Week in Soccer Legal News

I'll try this out and see if it gets a good reception. Hopefully it'll serve a catch-all for the news tidbits you may have missed during the week. USSF v. NASL/MLS: MLS Spared Accelerated Antitrust Trial Against Soccer League. [Paywall] The article is paywalled, but I was able to get a copy of the full entry ...

SaveTheCrew: Update on PSV/MLS Motion to Dismiss

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: Update: A status conference hearing has been scheduled for July 10th. Since we've been dealing with the PSV/MLS appeal of the Order from Judge Brown, as ...

Q & A with Austin Attorney Bill Aleshire Discussing MLS2ATX

Today is a big day in the process of determining the viability of the potential move of the Columbus Crew to Austin. The Austin City Council will vote on two resolutions: Item 60 would authorize the City to solicit offers from interested parties who would like to develop the McKalla Place site. Item 64 (now ...

Sounders Practice Notes [06-22-18]: Frei Fires

The last Sounders practice before the game versus the Chicago Fire was a pretty standard affair. The team worked on shooting and prepared tactically for what will be a Chicago team that is likely to rotate their squad, after their mid-week U.S. Open Cup game versus Atlanta, where they played a first-choice lineup. It was ...

Analysis: After Rejection from Ohio 10th, PSV/MLS Options Narrow

The ruling from the Ohio 10th Court of Appeals, which unanimously dismissed the interlocutory appeal by PSV/MLS was a stinging (though not stunning) blow to the defendants. The order from which the defendants were appealing was determined not to be a final appealable order and was thus dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Here, I will review the ...

Sounders Practice Notes [06-19-18]: Rising Shipp

There was a big group out for practice today, as some Academy and Sounders 2 players had the opportunity to train with the senior team. There was a lively full field 11 v 11 scrimmage, with what could be considered the first team versus reserves and backups. One thing that was interesting to note was ...

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