2nd Circ. Agrees To Speed Up Appeal In NASL Antitrust Suit

By Adam Rhodes (November 7, 2017, 5:51 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit late Tuesday granted the North American Soccer League's bid for an expedited appeal over a denied preliminary injunction in its antitrust suit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, giving the stateside branch of FIFA just eight days to respond to the league's opening brief due Nov. 13.

While U.S. Circuit Court Judge Denny Chin's order is an amalgamation of schedules the dueling sides proposed in their own briefs, the due date of the league's opening brief reflects what the federation requested in its Tuesday response. The schedule gives the NASL until Nov. 27 to file a reply before the...

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