Michael McCann is a legal analyst and writer for Sports Illustrated and the founding director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute (SELI) at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he is also a tenured professor of law.
Mike Petke was fired by Real Salt Lake after serving a suspension for berating a Leagues Cup official with a homophobic slur, and his lawsuit against the club divulges some of RSL's inner workings and power dynamics.
From the moment they filed their complaint in federal court, the U.S. women's national team players have described their case for pay equity as a matter of justice that far goes beyond them. On Thursday, they took an important step to ensure the inclusiveness of their group.
In April, Relevent Sports filed a lawsuit vs. U.S. Soccer in state court regarding the ability to host international domestic league games on U.S. soil. Now, in a new federal antitrust lawsuit, it's taking things even further and alleging conspiracy with FIFA, among other things.