With the MLS reluctant to give up their centralised power, it appears the single-entity structure is here to stay…for now. Tweet Major League Soccer (“MLS”) was founded in 1993 as part of the United States successful bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Since its inception, the MLS has grown into one of the … Continue reading Major League Soccer’s Single-Entity Structure
For those of you not lucky enough to attend this year's conference don't fear! I've picked a few highlights for you, but first, what is LawInSport? LawInSport is an information provider, creating content and a community. Their website hosts over 2,000 sports law related articles by 700 authors and they boast over 50,000 monthly readers. … Continue reading LawInSport Conference
The Cost of Happiness
**Picture the scene** Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 in an unlikely comeback to win their Champions League semi-final tie and set up an all English final with Tottenham. In a rush of pure ecstasy and drunken stupor a Liverpool fan, let's call him Mo, decides that this is a unique opportunity to see their team win … Continue reading The Cost of Happiness
Tackling Match Fixing
Last week several players, ex-players and senior club figures from Spain's top three divisions were arrested and questioned by the police. Their alleged crime? Match Fixing. The police claimed to have spotted a familiar pattern of money moving between certain individuals and an increase in betting of roughly 14 times the normal in a Segunda Division … Continue reading Tackling Match Fixing
VAR: Friend or foe?
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was introduced into the Laws of the Game in 2018, used in the World Cup and now in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Just over one year on from its official, controversial introduction, Lex Sportiva evaluates its success. Firstly, how does it work? VAR operates on a three-step … Continue reading VAR: Friend or foe?