USSF

  • sunil gulati

    Rumor: Sunil Gulati considering not running for USSF president

    Sunil Gulati is considering not running for the office of U.S. Soccer president in February, according to a source close to the situation. Soc Takes could not independently corroborate the information. The Allahabad-born Gulati has served as president of U.S. Soccer since 2006 and currently also serves on the FIFA...
  • NASL antitrust

    USSF attempted to prevent NASL from future antitrust litigation

    As Soc Takes revealed on Twitter last week, the NASL and USSF were in discussions to facilitate a continuation of the league at the D2 level. This story was independently confirmed by former Empire of Soccer editor-in-chief Dave Martinez and Jeff Rueter. Since then, reports from Michael Lewis of Front Row...
  • Preki

    Preki expected to be head coach of Cal United FC

    Soc Takes has learned that Predrag Radosavljević (Preki) is poised to take over as the first head coach of Cal United FC. The nascent club, at present poised to play in the NASL in 2018, was initially expected to begin the season with Eric Wynalda at the helm. Recently, Wynalda...
  • preliminary injuction

    NASL releases statement following denial of preliminary injunction

    The U.S. Soccer Federation’s decision to strip the NASL of its Division II status was upheld, the league learned Saturday. U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York judge Margo Brodie made the ruling after weighing arguments presented by both sides during hearings, ultimately determining that “while...
  • USL franchise agreement

    What USL’s franchise agreement tells us

    Any discussion of the NASL vs. USL “soccerwarz” often sets off mad ideological arguments about the the pro soccer leagues and their “independence.” NASL proponents have long conflated the structures of MLS and the USL as one-in-the-same, when in fact they are very different. MLS employs a single-entity model...
  • Deltas vs. PRFC

    Multiple teams sign LOIs for 2018 NASL season

    What happens if the NASL receives the injunctive relief it hopes for at the upcoming Oct. 31 hearing regarding its federal antitrust lawsuit against the USSF? 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...
  • NASL antitrust

    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...
  • calendar shift

    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...
  • NASL antitrust

    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...