Which is why I linked you to real case transcrips, instead of the blogs Or are you suggesting that the case law is falsified as well? The World Baseball Classic is not an officially sanctioned tournament of IBAF, yet it takes place anyway. There is no world governing body that says the Super Bowl can proceed. Boxing or wrestling promoters need only make up an "official" title and find two opponents to fight and a venue to use. Things like insurance are the responsibility of the event promoter. I can stage an event in my backyard in any sport, soccer not excepted, and call it the "Greatest game in the World" and there is no sporting organization which has the authority granted to it under U.S. law to stop me. My only limitations are those of capitalism. Lionel Messi and Barcelona might not want to play in my backyard, not even for the title of Champion of "The Greatest Game in the World"(their loss). And limitations of municipal governments, the city of Orange Beach might not appreciate me staging the "Greatest Game in the World" in my backyard and might even have local zoning laws preventing it. The USSF and by extension FIFA do not have the authority to stop any professional exhibition on U.S. soil. Its nice for them to grant their approval to all those summer tours of clubs like West Brom, but its an approval based on authority they don't really have. Yet, we somehow managed to stage a World Cup here anyway. Imagine that.