NASL Files Federal Antitrust Lawsuit Against US Soccer

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  1. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They were provisionally sanctioned in February, which is good enough for now. Sanctioning decisions seem to be made around that time of year. (I think the Solomon-like bit with USL and NASL was in December, but that was a bigger deal.)

    As long as they don't completely trip over their own feet in the fall, they should be able to at least get provisionally sanctioned again
    It's D3, it's not a super high bar.
     
  2. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That one guy's dead now, though.
     
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  3. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States




     
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  4. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States




     
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  5. Kejsare

    Kejsare Member+

    Mar 10, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ergo, NASL was a criminal vehicle for Traffic.
     
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  6. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Does this mean the NASL lost their lawsuit?
     
  7. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    I think that, technically, no. Just because NASL was involved in criminal activity doesn't mean that there aren't anti-trust issues with USSF. However, NASL will have a hard time proving that USSF's actions were anti-competitive.
     
  8. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, but makes much harder for them to play the victim when it’s shown how many self inflicting wounds they have themselves.
     
  9. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  10. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Possibly it means that NASL should be suing Aaron Davidson, not USSF.
     
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  11. Beau Dure

    Beau Dure Member+

    May 31, 2000
    Vienna, VA
    The way things are going, I wonder if this won't be the last NASL-related lawsuit.
     
  12. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It will never end.
     
  13. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I listened to Rocco Commisso on Rai Italian TV today taking about Fiorentina's game yesterday. He seemed to know the language fairly well although with a typical NYC , Italian -American accent occasionally throwing in the words "you know" ever other sentence. It actually sounded kind of funny. I didn't hear the entire interview but I think I heard him mention the NASL and the Cosmos but not sure what was said.
     
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  14. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

    Aug 17, 2014
    Oki, J-pan
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean he was born in Italy.
     
  15. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    #3790 falvo, Aug 25, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
    Yes but Commisso's family spoke a distinct Calabrese dialect from Reggio which isn't at all similar to the main Italian spoken language. Unless you are from the region, not many people can really understand it. He also left Italy when he was 12 years of age. He speaks ok now and I'm sure taking Italian 101 at Columbia helped a little but he still has a very heavy accent and makes many mistakes. His family actually lived right near my uncle and cousins in Marina di Gioiosa Ionica.
     
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  16. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That doesn't mean he wouldn't have learned the main Italian spoken language while he was growing up.. It isn't uncommon for areas with regional dialects to be taught the main dialect in school and/or to learn it through national media sources. Another influence would be where he ended up when he moved to the US. If his parents went to a place with a large Italian community, he may have heard and spoke a decent amount of main Italian while in the US. Granted, it being 50-60 years since then will cause degredation, but he's also likely getting a crash course in Italian since buying the team.
     
  17. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's certainly possible but aside from scoring PR points I dont think it will yield much of anything financially.

    Davidson has already handed over large sums of money to the DoJ and IRS as a result of his guilty plea and his ongoing effort to avoid incarceration.

    The same parties pretty much cleaned out Chuck Blazer and Jeff Webb, and the former head of Traffic paid something like $150 million in fines to avoid jail. I cant believe Davidson has much left.
     
  18. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    #3793 falvo, Aug 26, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2019
    When I lived there, the locals in that region, usually only spoke the local dialect or "il dialetto reggino". In school most kids have to speak Italian but still revert to speaking their dialect at home and with friends. I'm sure living in the US among other Italians or within the Italian community, he learned to speak the colloquial language. Most nationals immigrating had no choice but to speak the main language as they for the most part, interacted with other Italians who all spoke differently and no one knows or knew the local dialects. Listening to him speak, his Italian actually sounds pretty bad. Being worth $5 billion though, it probably doesn't matter either way. Especially not in Florence as the city is welcoming him with open arms for buying the club from Diego Della Valle and they all love his wealth.
     
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  19. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    NISA gets started this week.

    2019 NISA Showcase

    Weeks 1-3
    Home team first, times are ET.
    Streams? Maybe.

    Week 1
    Saturday, August 31
    Oakland Roots v. Cal United Strikers 9:00 pm

    Week 2
    Saturday, September 7
    Philadelphia Fury v. Stumptown Athletic 7:00 pm
    LA Force v. San Diego 1904 FC 10:00 pm

    Week 3
    Saturday, September 14
    Atlanta SC v. Stumptown Athletic 7:00 pm
    San Diego 1904 FC v. Cal United Strikers 10:00 pm

    Sunday, September 15
    Miami FC v. Philadelphia Fury 7:00 pm

    According to the NISA website https://www.nisaofficial.com/schedule, the eight teams will play 6 or 7 regular season games this fall. The NISA regular season ends on November 2. The East and West championship games are November 16.
     
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  20. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Go Roots!
     
  21. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oakland will be streaming their games on their website.
     
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  22. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. Beau Dure

    Beau Dure Member+

    May 31, 2000
    Vienna, VA
    Hey now -- Webb is still living it up in Loganville.
     
  24. Green and BLue

    Green and BLue Member+

    Seattle Sounders FC
    Nov 3, 2003
    Republic of Cascadia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unlike the NASL.
     
  25. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I don't know. With all of these neverending lawsuits, the NASL could end up being the Henrietta Lacks of sports leagues. Not really a league, but also not completely dead.
     

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