USSF

  • Deltas vs. PRFC

    Multiple teams sign LOIs for 2018 NASL season

    Let’s assume the NASL receives the injunctive relief it hopes for at the upcoming Oct. 31 hearing regarding its federal antitrust lawsuit against the USSF. What then? Turns out, the NASL is locked and loaded to bring in multiple expansion sides. Per documentation provided to Soc Takes, six teams...
  • Soc Takes

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 34: Paul Lapointe on his candidacy for USSF president

    U.S. Soccer presidential candidate and UPSL Northeast Conference manager Paul Lapointe shares his wide array of ideas to improve the sport across all levels domestically. The panel covers everything from pay to play, pro/rel and equal pay for the USWNT, to making the position of U.S. Soccer president a...
  • USSF lawsuit

    How each NASL team voted regarding USSF lawsuit

    Soon after news broke that the NASL had filed a lawsuit against the USSF, it became quickly apparent that not all NASL clubs supported the litigation. Neil Morris, host of the Inverted Triangle Soccer Podcast, revealed that North Carolina FC was not behind this litigation, while our reporting suggested...
  • U.S. Soccer

    U.S. Soccer board member accused of sleeping by Commisso identified

    Last week, during the NASL’s conference call regarding its antitrust lawsuit against the USSF, New York Cosmos owner and NASL chairman Rocco Commisso accused a member of U.S. Soccer’s Board of Directors of falling asleep while he was making his presentation. Donna Shalala was the board member Commisso referred...
  • NPSL owners

    NPSL sends letter of complaint to U.S. Soccer

    The¬†National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) has sent a letter of complaint to U.S. Soccer about what they perceive as “continued tampering” with NPSL teams. The letter of complaint was sent during the week of September 25th-29th, 2017. The letter is addressed to Lydia Wahlke, legal counsel for the USSF...
  • USSF lawsuit

    Listen: NASL holds conference call on antitrust lawsuit

    The NASL held a conference call Thursday afternoon regarding its federal antitrust lawsuit against the USSF. NASL chairman and New York Cosmos owner Rocco B. Commisso, Winston & Strawn LLP co-executive chairman Jeffrey Kessler and NASL interim commissioner Rishi Sehgal were the speakers. Each made opening remarks before taking...
  • Inverted Triangle Neil Morris

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 32: Neil Morris chats NASL vs. USSF

    Inverted Triangle podcast host and WRAL writer Neil Morris guests on the Soc Takes Pod panel to talk about the NASL’s federal antitrust lawsuit filed against the U.S. Soccer Federation, as well as his background in sports journalism. LISTEN HERE Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to patron-only...
  • Soc Takes

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 31: PRFC fundraising, NASL-USSF saga & Butler soccer

    The three hosts discuss the GoFundMe page created to help the staff of Puerto Rico FC recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria before shifting gears to the NASL-USSF saga and some local Butler soccer chatter. LISTEN HERE *** Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to patron-only...
  • NASL

    The NASL’s decision to litigate was not unanimous

    The decision to sue USSF was not unanimous. Yesterday evening, NASL announced that the league was filing a federal antitrust lawsuit against the USSF. While we know that Rocco Commisso is in support of the litigation – based on his statement in the press release – whether or not...
  • USSF lawsuit

    NASL sues USSF: Soc Takes contributors weigh in

    The North American Soccer League (NASL) has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), the league announced Tuesday. In wake of the news, our contributors linked up to share their opinions on the impending litigation. Bob Williams: Seventy-one pages, 215 points of order and one last...
  • Soc Takes Pod Ep. 30

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 30: NASL to lose DII status

    FiftyFive.One managing editor Wes Burdine joins the panel to chat about his story that broke Tuesday regarding the U.S. Soccer Federation’s decision to strip the NASL of Division II status in 2018. The panel discusses the decision’s impact on NASL clubs before analyzing Minnesota United FC’s recent uptick in...
  • Dennis Crowley

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 28: Dennis Crowley talks claim filing, pro/rel

    Kingston Stockade FC owner Dennis Crowley guests on the panel to discuss his and Miami FC owner Riccardo Silva’s claim filed in the Court of Arbitration for Sports. The two clubs are suing the USSF, FIFA and CONCACAF to force U.S. Soccer to implement a system of promotion and...