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ASN Morning Read: Mo' Money, Mo' Problems?

Major League Soccer adds another mechanism for paying players, injecting $37 million into the coffers. That's a good thing, right? Also, young American gets time at Bayern Munich and drama in Hawaii.
BY Noah Davis Posted
December 10, 2015
8:00 AM
  • "Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday that it will be investing an additional $37 million in player compensation over the next two years with the goal of providing clubs the opportunity to sign more impact players in the middle of the roster and add young Homegrown talent,' according to a league statement. The additional funds, which supplement the current $3.6 million salary budget per team in 2016, come in two forms: $800,000 of Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) in both 2016 and 2017 and $125,000 in extra Homegrown Player funds for each of the next two years."
  • So you're saying there's a chance: "The United States hopes Qatar will cooperate with the World Cup bidding investigation, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Wednesday, insisting that the Gulf nation being a key ally in the fight against Islamic State militants was irrelevant in any considerations about pursuing a corruption case."

  • "In the wake of the USWNT boycotting their game against Trinidad & Tobago in Honolulu on December 6, there were murmurs that US Soccer might sue Aloha Stadium. USSF's general counsel, Lisa Levine, sent the Aloha Stadium Authority a letter listing the field's poor condition. Hawaii's attorney general is reviewing the letter. Meanwhile, two Oahu residents have actually gone forward with their suit, filing a class action against USSF and the stadium authority. Hawaii's Office of Consumer Protection has also opened an investigation. The plaintiffs will have to prove unfair or deceptive business practices by USSF; no doubt if and when US Soccer knew about the field's condition will come into play."

  • Julian Green starts in the Champions League. Of course he does:
  • According to this list, Copa America was the biggest sporting event of 2015 on Twitter. That sure is something. 

  • You'll be missed, Dan Dickinson.

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