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NASL Antitrust Claims Likely Won't Cause US Soccer Reform

Law360 (March 5, 2018, 10:29 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit last week dealt what may be a fatal blow to the upstart North American Soccer League, which had once sought to challenge Major League Soccer as the premier league in the U.S., in a ruling that suggests the structural issues in professional soccer may not be solved with antitrust claims.

The Second Circuit last week affirmed a lower court’s refusal to grant NASL a preliminary injunction to force the United States Soccer Federation to renew NASL’s status as a Division II league in the...
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