Farewell to Footiebusiness

Ben Berger, publisher of Footiebusiness.com and friend of CT Sports Law, has announced that after 5 years he is shutting down his blog (he will remain active on Twitter @footiebusiness).  As I often remind Ben, he got his start in the blogging business at CT Sports Law, writing some outstanding posts ranging from David Beckham to Nate […]

MLS Soccer Night in Newtown

Footiebusiness.com publisher Ben Berger told me about an outstanding event that Major League Soccer is hosting in Newtown, Connecticut tonight.  “Soccer Night in Newtown” will include 11 Major League Soccer franchises, Landon Donovan, Brian Ching, Mia Hamm, Cobi Jones and the Quinnipiac University Soccer Team. “The event, first started by Houston Dynamo president Chris Canetti, a […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Nike Forces Reebok to Stop Selling Tebow Gear Earlier this week, the Southern District of New York issued a temporary restraining order against Reebok at Nike’s request, bringing Reebok’s sales of Tim Tebow New York Jets apparel to a halt.  Alicia Jessop of Ruling Sports has a great summary of the case.  The lawsuit comes as the […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Behind the NFL’s Labor Negotiations Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post takes a look behind the curtain at the mediation between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, with mediator George Cohen.  Brandt’s The Busine$$ of Football column is excellent reading for all NFL fans asking the question of whether there will be football in […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Thanks to Ben Berger of FootieBusiness.com As he mentioned on footiebusiness.com, Ben Berger was a guest lecturer in my Sports Law class at Quinnipiac School of Law this week.  Ben’s presentation was excellent and his knowledge of the business of soccer, especially MLS, was tremendous.  Although we tend to focus on the four major sports leagues […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Congratulations to Footiebusiness, Ben Berger Connecticut Sports Law Guest Columnist Ben Berger celebrated the 1-year anniversary of his blog Footiebusiness this week.  Ben offers links to his favorite posts from the past year: 1.  Our interviews with various MLS Marketing Directors and front office reps about the marketing of American soccer. 2.  Our series on […]

FootieBusiness.com on Seattle Soccer Suit

FootieBusiness.com, published by Ben Berger, has published a couple of interesting posts concerning a lawsuit filed against MLS soccer player Nate Jacqua alleging sexual assault. The first post deals with the fact that the plaintiff sued multiple parties, including the MLS and two MLS teams in connection with Jacqua’s alleged off-field actions: The inclusion of multiple […]

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 […]