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O’Melveny Advises Angel City Football Club in DoorDash Sponsorship

O’Melveny advised Angel City Football Club, the professional National Women’s Soccer League team in Los Angeles, in a sponsorship agreement with DoorDash, the global on-demand delivery technology company. The agreement was announced on February 18. DoorDash is now Angel City’s founding front-of-kit sponsor. The team’s kits—along with team colors, crest, and logoed-merchandise—will be revealed in…
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Greenberg Traurig’s Dana Hooper Procures New Balance Deal for Pro Soccer Player Rocky Rodríguez

Dana L. Hooper, a shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Phoenix office, negotiated and secured a multi-year contract extension with New Balance for professional soccer player Raquel “Rocky” Rodríguez. Rodríguez stars as a midfielder for the Portland Thorns in the National Women’s Soccer League and is one of the most decorated players in…
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Arent Fox Announces Hire of Former MLS Executive Vice President and General Counsel Bill Ordower

Arent Fox has announced “the expansion of its Sports and Corporate & Securities practices” with the addition of Bill Ordower, a former Major League Soccer (MLS) Executive Vice President and General Counsel. A strategic advisor with more than 20 years of experience at MLS, Ordower is joining the firm’s New York office as a Partner…
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MLS Commissioner Goes Public with Owners’ Position – ‘a fair proposal to a very difficult situation’ – in Stalled Negotiations

Don Garber, Commissioner of Major League Soccer, sent the following letter to “MLS Fans” this morning, highlighting three-quarters of the way down the fact that owners made “a fair proposal to a very difficult situation.” The letter: “On behalf of everyone at Major League Soccer and our clubs, I hope that despite the challenges we…
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U.S. Soccer and U.S. Women’s National Team Players Agree to Proposed Settlement on Working Conditions

As part of the U.S. Soccer Federation’s “commitment to equality for all U.S. Soccer senior National Team players,” U.S. Soccer has reached an agreement with the U.S. Women’s National Team to resolve the non-compensation related claims raised in current litigation between the USWNT players and U.S. Soccer. Earlier today, the parties filed in court a…
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Major League Soccer Announces Steps to Combat Racism and Increase Black Representation

Major League Soccer today unveiled a series of initiatives to combat racism, advocate for social justice and increase representation in the sport. The new programs, which include the formation of a Diversity Committee consisting of members of the MLS Board of Governors, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, representatives of the Black Players For Change (BPC), and other…
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