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Victory for Opponents of the Pro/Rel Model: the Court of Arbitration for Sport Determines There is No Obligation to Implement Pro/Rel in the United States   

Last month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) handed down a decision in a case of significant import for professional soccer in the United States.[1]  At issue was whether FIFA’s rules and regulations require the implementation of promotion and relegation in the United States’ soccer hierarchy. After a protracted dispute that involved numerous briefs, … Continue Reading

Trademark Showdown: Inter Milan and Inter Miami Battle over the Rights to “Inter”

America’s top-flight soccer league, Major League Soccer, is set to begin regular-season play on February 29, 2020.  Excitement among American soccer fans is palpable, due in no small part to the debut of two new clubs beginning their inaugural seasons: Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF. While both clubs represent equally the continued growth of … Continue Reading

Taking the Issue of Unequal Pay onto the U.S. District Court’s Turf

As recently mentioned on Sports Shorts, the spotlight on the gender pay gap has been amplified following the fourth World Cup win by the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (“WNT”).  In this post, we provide a brief summary of the recent class action lawsuit filed by members of the WNT against the United States Soccer … Continue Reading
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