US Soccer Federation Seeks To Kick Antitrust Claim

Law360, New York (December 22, 2011, 7:50 PM EST) -- Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer Federation Inc. on Wednesday hit back at moves by former soccer promoter ChampionsWorld LLC to advance its antitrust claims and stop enforcement of an international arbitration award.

Wednesday’s action in an Illinois federal court is the latest in a nearly 6-year-old antitrust suit brought by now defunct soccer promoter ChampionsWorld. The suit alleges that USSF, the official governing body of U.S. soccer, perpetuates the idea that it is in charge of professional soccer in the U.S. to restrain competition against...
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