News in Brief: NASL Court Document Treasure Trove

by on 24 October 2017

NASL v USSF: SUM almost bought Cosmos

Late Monday night, a trove of court documents from the NASL’s suit against US Soccer Federation were dumped. Most of the content has not yet been read through, but Brian Straus of Sports Illustrated hit on the most intriguing part so far. Apparently, USSF’s marketing arm, Soccer United Marketing (SUM), offered to buy the New York Cosmos (on the brink of collapse) for $5 million before Rocco Commisso came in to purchase the club.

Norwegian FA decides on equal pay

In a historic move, the Norwegian FA has announced that it will pay the women’s national team the same as the men’s national team. With the move, the earnings of the women’s team will nearly double. This is a long time coming as the women’s national team has been exponentially more successful than the men’s team. The FA proposed the change and was supported by the men’s team.

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