Soccer Buffet: Expansion, Defection & More

With my time in the director’s chair coming to a close (and no new news on the Nate Miles front), I thought I would post a potpourri of soccer information for your review.  Major League Soccer announced its applicants for its next round of Expansion in 2011 (Seattle starts next year and Philly in […]

Berger’s Take on Sports Illustrated Soccer Hater Feature

Ben Berger, Connecticut Sports Law’s resident soccer expert, shares his thoughts on Chris Mannix’s Sports Illustrated Feature entitled “Are You Like Me?  (I bet you are.)  I Bet You Hate Soccer”. Sports Illustrated recently sent Chris Mannix, a self described “soccer hater” on a whirlwind tour of soccer.  During his trip, Mannix saw three MLS […]

MLS Record $10 Million Transfer Carries Unique Risk for Villarreal

By Ben Berger Jozy Altidore, one of US Soccer’s most promising young stars, is on the move.  According to multiple sources, the New York Red Bulls forward has been sold to Spanish side Villarreal for a MLS record $10 million transfer.  Despite having multiple remaining years on his MLS contract, the Red Bulls made the decision […]