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New York court dismisses NASL lawsuit against 15 USSF members

The Supreme Court of the State of New York has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the North American Soccer League (NASL) against 15 board members of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF).

The court ruled that the presence of a similar federal antitrust lawsuit filed by the NASL against the USSF and MLS made the New York case redundant, and since the federal suit was filed first, that is where the litigation will take place.

ESPN FC obtained a copy of the decision by Judge Andrea Masley, which in part read:...

U.S. Soccer won't alter sanctioning process for Cosmos owner's $500m NASL proposal

The U.S. Soccer Federation has declined to alter its sanctioning process to accommodate a proposal from New York Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso, which would have pumped $500 million into a revamped North American Soccer League.

Commisso's proposal, first made on April 13, requested that the USSF grant the revised league a 10-year runway to come into compliance with the USSF's Professional League Standards (PLS). The standards specify requirements for professional leagues, including the minimum number...

Rocco Commisso extends deadline to U.S. Soccer for $500m NASL offer

Rocco Commisso has extended his deadline for the U.S. Soccer Federation to consider his offer to invest $500 million in a revamped North American Soccer League.

Commisso told ESPN FC the new deadline is May 31, after originally giving U.S. Soccer until May 21 "to engage in sustained direct negotiations through representatives empowered to make a deal." He added that, as of Wednesday morning, the USSF has not responded to his "latest communication."

Commisso first presented his offer to the...

U.S. Soccer, Rocco Commisso in stalemate over offer for revamped NASL

Rocco Commisso's offer to raise $500 million for the funding of a revamped North American Soccer League appears to be going nowhere.

A meeting between Commisso and the U.S. Soccer Federation was scheduled to take place Wednesday in Chicago, but disagreements on the information to be provided and in particular who would be in attendance led to the cancellation of the meeting.

According to Commisso, the owner of the New York Cosmos, time is running out. A May 8 email from Commisso to USSF CEO...


New York Cosmos owner offers NASL investment deal to U.S. Soccer

New York Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso has offered to inject $500 million into the North American Soccer League if he receives certain assurances from the United States Soccer Federation, according to correspondence supplied to Sports Illustrated and The Guardian.

Commisso offered to invest in the troubled league, including $250 million of his own money, in fiery letters sent to new U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro, as well as the presidents of FIFA and CONCACAF and U.S. senators.