MADRID >> The Spanish league has taken legal action against the country’s soccer federation in an effort to get approval for a regular-season match in the United States. ASSOCIATED PRESS Barcelona players celebrate scoring their side’s first goal during a Group B Champions League soccer match between PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona at the Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on Nov. 28. MADRID >> The Spanish league has taken legal action against the country’s soccer federation in an effort to get approval for a regular-season match in the United States. A Madrid commercial court said today the league filed a lawsuit accusing the Spanish soccer federation of unfair competition. The court said a decision is expected in two weeks, in time for the planned January match between Barcelona and Girona near Miami. The league confirmed it brought the matter to court but did not provide further details about the legal action. It said it is … [Read more...] about Spanish league sues soccer federation over match in U.S.
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The joint bid had been the front-runner for the 48-team tournament from the moment a North American coalition was first mooted two years ago, and there have been spells when it has looked like the only credible candidate.Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association president Doug Redmond has seen a World Cup game; that was in 1994, when the United States hosted the event alone and he took in a contest that involved Argentina and the great Diego Maradona."Hosting a FIFA World Cup is an extraordinary honor and privilege", said Steven Reed, President of Canada Soccer and Co-Chair of the United Bid, in a statement.The final match of the World Cup - a tournament held once every four years - is typically watched by more than 1 billion people on television worldwide, according to soccer's global governing body.United States soccer president Carlos Corderio said after his bid's success on Wednesday: "It's a bit emotional for us today".North America will host the 2026 World Cup."United States … [Read more...] about The United States, Mexico And Canada Will Host The 2026 World Cup
No more headers. That's the latest ruling from the United States Soccer Federation for players age 10 and under. The initiative is part of new safety guidelines issued Monday by the group, which also announced the resolution of a lawsuit filed last year by parents. From now on, young players in the organization's teams and academies will be banned from heading the ball - meaning when a soccer ball comes sailing at them during practice or a game, they may not use their heads to keep it in play. "It's unclear what degree heading causes concussion and long-standing injury," Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson wrote today in her blog, Seattle Mama Doc. But Swanson, executive director of Digital Health at Seattle Children's Hospital and a pediatrician at The Everett Clinic in Mill Creek, Washington, suggested it's still a smart move. She noted that there has been no new consensus by pediatric experts on whether heading the ball causes damage to the brain. (The decision arose out of a lawsuit, and was … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo U.S. Soccer Federation bans headers for young kids
By Ann Killion Updated 2:05 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017 The U.S. Soccer Federation has reached a settlement with former goalkeeper Hope Solo, The Chronicle has learned. The U.S. Women’s National Team players’ association filed a grievance on behalf of Solo, after she was suspended from the team more than a year ago and her contract was terminated. Last month, the two parties reached a settlement, avoiding arbitration. In a statement to The Chronicle on Thursday, Solo, 36, said she and U.S. Soccer “have amicably resolved the matter and are moving forward in a positive way.” The federation gave a statement to The Chronicle on Friday, echoing Solo’s words. “Hope Solo has been a fierce competitor for the Women’s National Team,” the federation’s said. “She has set new standards for goalkeeping in the U.S. and around the world, and helped the U.S. women’s national team achieve its historic on field success. We have … [Read more...] about Hope Solo settles grievance with U.S. Soccer Federation