Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- The United Soccer League announced the additions of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, and Ottawa Fury FC (formerly of the NASL) who will both join the league in 2017.
- South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL has opened legal proceedings in New York against International Soccer Marketing Inc (ISM) in a bid to recover $18 million paid in commission for exclusive broadcasting rights.
- Premier League team Watford is under investigation for allegedly providing English soccer authorities with a fraudulent banking document during the 2014 takeover by new owner Gino Pozzo.
- Soccerex announced a new media partnership with SportRadio Arabia ahead of the Asian Forum, Qatar, 5-6 December at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Doha.
- Discovery-owned Eurosport has acquired the broadcast rights in Malaysia and Brunei for the English Football League (EFL) Cup, English soccer’s domestic knock-out cup competition for league sides.
- United Soccer League (USL) expansion side Nashville SC has appointed Court Jeske as the club’s new chief executive, ahead of its debut season in 2018.
- Wigan Athletic have sacked Gary Caldwell as manager after a disappointing start to their Championship campaign.
- John Delaney, Football Association of Ireland chief executive, has stepped down as vice‑president at the Olympic Council of Ireland.