No, the NASL is not going on the “international calendar” — and here’s why it’s harmful to say it is

"North American Soccer League announces move to international calendar," says the headline on the press release on the league's decision to make the best of its legal limbo. The NASL will start in the fall and continue through the spring. One problem: No matter how many people retweeted and even reported this move as a switch … Continue reading No, the NASL is not going on the “international calendar” — and here’s why it’s harmful to say it is

Mediating the NASL/USSF dispute (abridged)

In case you haven't managed to listen to all of my conversation with journalist/mediator Neil Morris, here's a quick summary of how we proceeded with our mock mediation of the NASL v USSF lawsuit: NASL proposal (again, this is fictional -- just me playing the role) Give us three years guaranteed years of Division 2 … Continue reading Mediating the NASL/USSF dispute (abridged)

RSD20: Mediating the NASL/USSF suit with Neil Morris

Neil Morris covers his local teams -- North Carolina FC and the North Carolina Courage -- for WRAL. His work includes a terrific podcast, the Inverted Triangle. In his day job, he's an attorney and mediator. So why not combine his areas of expertise and try to mediate the NASL/USSF lawsuit? We gave it a whirl, … Continue reading RSD20: Mediating the NASL/USSF suit with Neil Morris

NASL v USSF: Meet the nine people at issue in conspiracy claim

 UPDATE: The judge denied the NASL's request for an injunction, and the independent actors within USSF were indeed a key factor:  https://twitter.com/ByNeilMorris/status/926940948038287360 Also, the Board is certainly demonstrating some independence now, seeking a special meeting on "U.S. national team coach hirings," though it appears USSF CEO Dan Flynn has convinced everyone to wait until the … Continue reading NASL v USSF: Meet the nine people at issue in conspiracy claim

Not Another Soccer Lawsuit: NASL-USSF, Halloween hearing edition

I'm not going to try to write something coherent out of all the accounts of today's NASLpalooza in a New York courtroom. First, I'm going to send my hopes for speedy recoveries for those injured and comfort for those who mourn after today's senseless attack in Manhattan. I'm going to suggest we look into simple … Continue reading Not Another Soccer Lawsuit: NASL-USSF, Halloween hearing edition