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The Daily Brace 08/22/17:
If you didn’t already know, the MLS recently turned down a 4 billion-dollar media deal, in large part because it would require the league to adopt a promotion/relegation structure. Much of the soccer world utilizes the promotion/regulation structure, but the MLS continues to resist that model. Today, we wanted to provide you with a look at the debate over this issue and show you at least one example of how this debate is escalating.
First up is an article that outlines the case for and against implementing this structure in the MLS: SB Nation – Dirty South Soccer – Promotion and Relegation: the Ultimate Debate.
Now take a look at how this debate is having very real, very legal, implications: Law 360 – US Pro Soccer Structure In Question With CAS Challenge. FYI, CAS in that title is an acronym for the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Where do you land in this debate? Comment below to let us know.
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