MLS: Who owns David Beckham?

The latest development in the David Beckham situation is a compromise that would allow Beckham to finish the season with AC Milan and return to MLS and the LA Galaxy for the balance of its season.  The deal has been described as curious.  But for those who do not follow MLS closely, there is much confusion […]

Should Beckham Be Released from MLS Contract to Join AC Milan?

With David Beckham’s long rumored transfer to AC Milan seemingly imminent (yesterday MLS had just rejected a $10 million transfer, but negotiations are continuing), it is worth examining the implications of the move.  First, a little background:  Beckham came to the L.A. Galaxy on a “free” in 2007 after finishing out his contract with Real […]

Superliga’s Second Year Brings Success, Union Tension

Ben Berger, Connecticut Sports Law’s resident soccer expert, provides an overview of the professional soccer tournament Superliga2008. Superliga2008, the second annual clash between teams in Major League Soccer and the Mexican Primera Division, has entered its semi-final stage. The tournament pits four top MLS teams versus the last four Mexican semi-annual champions (Mexico’s soccer schedule is […]