NASL Files Federal Antitrust Lawsuit Against US Soccer

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  1. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
  2. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
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    Apr 14, 2003
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  3. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
  4. ArsenalMetro

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    #4 ArsenalMetro, Sep 19, 2017
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    I'm through page 1 and this is one of the most poorly-written complaints I've ever seen.

    The law firm representing the NASL only has five attorneys and their credentials, both academically and professionally, are...not great for this kind of lawsuit.

    Now through page 3. You can tell this lawsuit has no merit because this is one of their first arguments:

    "The rules create anticompetitive barriers to entry that serve no procompetitive objectives and stifle the ability of consumers to decide for themselves which leagues they view as being in the top or second tiers of men’s professional soccer in the U.S. and Canada."

    They're also appealing to how other countries structure their soccer leagues. Suffice it to say, American courts have a well-established tradition of not giving a ******** about anything that other countries do.
     
  5. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I've been reading through it too.

    I've muttered the words "are you fcuking serious" more than once.

    1. Are you fcuking serious?

    2. As I recall the history of TOA and the NASL, that's all a total lie. The NASL were the ones demanding higher standards.
     
  6. CrazyJ628

    CrazyJ628 Member+

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    Should have just revived the old thread with..."wait a minute..."
     
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  7. jayd8888

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    At first I thought that he did.
     
  8. PTFC in KCMO

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    Not this shit again ......
     
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  9. tigersoccer2005

    tigersoccer2005 Member+

    Dec 1, 2003
    North Bergen, NJ
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
    NASL has just signed its own death warrant---NASL started the legal action but MLS attorneys will be the ones to keep the process going and going with motions until NASL goes bankrupt (it's almost there right now). I would be surprised if the case ever sees the light of day in judge's chambers.
     
  10. PJohnson

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    Dec 16, 2004
    South Dakota
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    United States
    Eh....when Rocco writes a complaint he writes a complaint am I right???
     
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  11. Gamecock14

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    So has kartik given his "what am i smoking" take.
     
  12. Sachsen

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    Aug 8, 2003
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    Sporting Kansas City
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    So where do we go from here? WWII tanks, fish puns, cheese, or other?
     
  13. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

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    So having read the first couple of pages and the nasl statement....

    1) so when did Rocco become head of the nasl governors? I looked up press releases and can't find it.

    2) the nasl has gone full cosmos fan conspiracy theory.
     
  14. Yoshou

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    May 12, 2009
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    Last man standing? I'd imagine of USSF rejected the appeal, he owners for most of the other teams are looking for the door.
     
  15. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

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    US women play New Zealand again tonight. Does North Korea still exist?
     
  16. Yoshou

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    I think you mean USSF's attorneys.. MLS isn't named in the lawsuit.
     
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  17. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    You're overlooking the vast MLS-USSF conspiracy!

    Also, the Illuminati is involved.
     
  18. Namrog The Just

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    L.A. Galaxy
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    Jul 2, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wait till the NASL sees the lawsuit I'm filing against them for age discrimination. Not one NASL team has signed me. In fact, I have not even been offered a trial, just because I'm not "young" enough. If that isn't a clear example of age discrimination I don't know what is. Here is my attorney. The NASL better get ready to pay up, he's going to kick some serious butt:

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  19. ElNaranja

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    Houston Dynamo
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    Jul 16, 2017
    I trout that NASL will live long enough for us to resort to such things.
     
  20. C-Rob

    C-Rob Member

    May 31, 2000
    This lawsuit is a gouda amount of carping and panzering to their fanbase.

    Sorry. that's the best I could come up with on short notice.
     
  21. Sempuukyaku

    Sempuukyaku Member+

    Apr 30, 2002
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    United States
    I mentioned this over at Reddit as well....but based on what the NASL is trying to pull now, I'm expecting North Carolina FC and Indy Eleven to announce very soon that they are leaving the league and moving over to the USL effective next season. No way they're staying around for this shit show....especially considering the fact that:

    1.) They were both SUPER close to leaving anyway last year

    and

    2.) They're both trying to get MLS expansion slots.
     
  22. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I have wondered about exactly this too. There is an MLS expansion angle here. Are you really going to go along with this lawsuit if you dream of moving to MLS?
     
  23. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
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    We are witnessing the sad end of the USFL once again.
     
  24. Onionrings

    Onionrings Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Long Island
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    New York City FC
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    United States
    Rocco's crack law team

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  25. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
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    Despite the best efforts of Kim Jong-un, yes.
     

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