Miami FC is taking its battle to require the U.S. Soccer Federation to introduce promotion and relegation to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The club won this year's spring season title in the NASL, designated by the USSF as a second-tier league, though it has no hope of being promoted to the top flight because Major League Soccer does not use a system of promotion and relegation common in most global football leagues.
And together with fourth-tier club Kingston Stockade FC, Miami FC said...
FC Cincinnati is on to the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup after beating Miami FC 1-0 in a match that was rescheduled from July due to torrential rains in Florida.
Djiby Fall turned in the only goal of the match, poking home from close range in the 68th minute from a Justin Hoyle assist to give his team the 1-0 lead.
The visitors advance to face the New York Red Bulls in the last four to become the first non-MLS semifinalist since the 2011 Richmond Kickers.
Major League Soccer rejected a $4 billion global media rights deal from international media company MP & Silva, as reported by the Sports Business Journal.
The offer, which would have quadrupled the annual rate of MLS' current deal, came with the significant contingency that MLS would have to institute a system of promotion and relegation.
The proposed deal would have run for 10 years starting in 2023, after the current deal with ESPN, Fox and Univision expires.
Those broadcasters have "exclusive...