Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Case Open

I am truly not smart enough about business matters to explain the possible splintering ramifications for MLS and/or future youth prospects from this. I kinda assume they would be significant. Either way, in my admittedly lay opinion, it seems that it would be both reasonable and beneficial for America to fall in line with the world on this particular issue. And even if you do not think it is reasonable, take a moment to consider the potential development benefits...

(slams downs toy gavel)



- Greg Seltzer

8 comments:

Andy Palmer said...

Wow! Nice find and yes, this could have far reaching impact.

One piece of impact I see is regarding High School soccer. If the clubs win this case, High Schools may also lay claim to a portion of the fees for their "training" of players on HS teams. If that happens, you'll likely see a big push in club soccer for kids NOT to play for their high school teams.

Lots of potential ramifications. Where's my popcorn?

Ole Olson said...

Here's the in-depth version from SI http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/06/29/us-soccer-youth-club-compensation-crossfire-deandre-yedlin-mls-fifa

Ole Olson said...

Here's the in-depth version from SI http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/06/29/us-soccer-youth-club-compensation-crossfire-deandre-yedlin-mls-fifa

Ole Olson said...

Here's the in-depth version from SI http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/06/29/us-soccer-youth-club-compensation-crossfire-deandre-yedlin-mls-fifa

Ole said...

Well, apologies for the multiple posts. Was on my mobile and it pushed me to a log-in a couple of times before it seemed like it posted finally.

And for Andy, High Schools will not be part of this because they are not a part of FIFA. US Clubs like Crossfire are members of USYSA generally which makes them members of US Soccer which falls under FIFA purview.

Andy Palmer said...

@Ole. Good catch, but if this goes through, some smart County Athletic Director is going to figure that one out pretty quickly.

Revs Fan said...

I thought most of the kids playing high level soccer, ODP and above were not playing HS soccer anyway.

Dany Tzvi said...

most kids who are in serious academies don't play high school soccer, but there are a few exceptions. my high school team 2 years ago we had a kid who won the top flight of Surf Cup with Sporting Santa Clara. Conversely, we had a kid at Santa Cruz Breakers (where lynden gooch came from) who couldnt play with us until he quit the breakers academy. gedion zelalem played high school ball, if im not mistaken.

but i dont think high school would qualify because it is a representative side and not a club. high school's dont have rights to players the same way a club does. the costa rican FA didnt get a piece of the pie when Joel joined Arsenal.