OTF’s Joe Maskivish takes a look at the atrocity Nike and the USSF released upon the world… Continue reading
The United States Soccer Federation (“USSF”) and the United States Women’s National Soccer Team Players’ Association (“Union”) have decided to play nice with each other and have agreed to short schedule to conduct discovery and ask a federal court to decide whether the parties have agreed to abide by a “no strike” provision. A court hearing on the issue will be held on May 25, 2016. You can find my earlier stories on this ligation at: Legal Analysis regarding US Soccer vs. US Women’s National Soccer Team Players Association and The US Women’s National Soccer Team Strikes Back
To recap, Section 6.1(a) of Collective Bargain Agreement (“CBA”) executed in 2005 provided:
Neither the Players Association nor any player shall authorize, encourage, or engage in any strike, work stoppage, slowdown or other concerted interference with the activities of the Federation during the term of this Agreement . . . . Continue reading
After the U.S. did not make the Gold Cup final earlier this year, it was clear that Jurgen Klinsman had been given a longer leash than previous National Team coaches like Bob Bradley and Bruce Arena. Now, after the US loss to Mexico on Saturday night and their match against Costa Rica tonight, we ask the OTF Staff: What changes (if any) need to be made to improve the United States Men’s National Team?
OTF’s Shane Nicholson is back with more MLS polemics. This time, they hit close to home…