What They're Saying: Lance Reich

"The claims are viable. The arguments against pay-to-play clubs are gone in the eyes of FIFA. Crossfire has prevailed. It's just that the source of the funds isn't going to be Tottenham."

-- Lance Reich, attorney for Crossfire in its case against Tottenham, calling it "a great day for American youth soccer" that FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) rejected key arguments against the Seattle area youth club's claim for training compensation following the transfer of the Seattle Sounders' DeAndre Yedlin from MLS to Tottenham --  its player passport for Yedlin was incomplete and Crossfire's business model didn't meet FIFA's criteria for a training club. The DRC ultimately turned down the Crossfire claim because it determined Spurs had relied on guidance from U.S. Soccer to its detriment in paying the transfer fee in full to MLS without paying Crossfire its cut for training compensation. (ESPN FC)
2 comments about "What They're Saying: Lance Reich".
  1. Wallace Wade, June 14, 2019 at 7:38 a.m.

    Pay what crossfire are owed now, or pay triple later! While your at it, pay the Dallas Texans! What say you Commissioner Garber?

  2. Wooden Ships replied, June 15, 2019 at 8:44 p.m.

    This could change things, if receiving comp for developing over winning. If I’m understanding the decision.

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