Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- Goal-line technology looks set to be used in English soccer’s second tier after Championship clubs agreed in principle on Thursday to its introduction next season.
- CONCACAF will discuss a possible joint bid for the 2026 World Cup and the governing body’s president said on Thursday a planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would not present an obstacle to co-hosting the event.
- The Football Association (The FA) has posted record turnover of £370million according to the latest financial figures.
- The president of Mexico’s Liga MX club Santos Laguna has criticised the CONCACAF Champions League as a “joke”.
- Following final government approval being granted for their new stadium project on Thursday, D.C. United announced they will hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for Audi Field on Feb. 27.
- Former New York sporting director Ali Curtis couldn’t provide many details about his departure from the Red Bulls on Thursday, largely sticking to the tone of his statement in the club’s announcement that he and the team had mutually agreed to part ways.
- England’s leading referee is swapping the Premier League for Saudi Arabia, where he will replace Howard Webb as the head of refereeing.
- Anthony Stokes has been ordered to pay an Elvis impersonator €230,000 (£196,000) for head-butting him in a nightclub.
- Barcelona will take their attempt to overturn the Copa del Rey final suspension of Luis Suarez to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).