Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- Former United States women’s national team coach Tony DiCicco died on Monday night. Business of Soccer sends our condolences to his family and friends and we thank Tony for his contributions to the beautiful game.
- Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will testify on July 31 in a case in which he is accused of hiding income from the tax authorities.
- Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud dating back to when he coached Real Madrid.
- World soccer governing body FIFA said on Tuesday it had warned Mexico over what it said were “insulting and discriminatory” chants during their first Confederations Cup match in Russia.
- Providence Equity Partners has sold its interest in Major League Soccer’s media and marketing arm back to the league, which is eager to capitalize on the growing interest in U.S. soccer around the world.
- The Swiss Attorney-General’s Office completed its first case into a money laundering and bribery plot involving top soccer officials, convicting a former banker with a major Swiss bank for his role in the affair.
- Newcastle United has launched three new social media accounts in China as part of the club’s 125th anniversary celebrations.
- Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has said the club will make “big-name signings” as they look to strengthen new coach Ernesto Valverde’s squad.