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The 2018 World Series of Food

For a long time, we’ve said that the prices for concessions at sports stadiums are a rip-off. That doesn’t mean we don’t love ballpark food! The MLB, this weekend, held their inaugural food fest in New York City. All 30 teams sent a dish to highlight. One thing is for sure, peanuts and crackerjacks are so 1908! Continue reading

Shot Clock Runs Out in Utah

State legislators across the country are fighting to protect sports fans from unfair ticketing practices. The latest battle? The transferability of tickets. Continue reading

As Baseball Season Approaches, it's Time to Protect Fans

Today, Sports Fans Coalition testified before the Economic Matters Committee in the Maryland House of Delegates. Continue reading

Congratulations, Mr. Cordeiro

Today, in the third round of voting, Carlos Cordeiro was elected as the next president of US Soccer and it is our hope that he will take the debates that happened during the campaign to heart. Continue reading

FIFA: US Soccer is Failing its Duty

We recently sent a letter to FIFA headquarters in Switzerland. Having spent months studying American soccer, meeting with professional players and coaches, young athletes and officials, we at SFC felt compelled to share what we have learned. Continue reading

Opportunity is Knocking, Are Delegates Listening?

On Feb. 10th, the USSF Presidential Election is a Chance to Take Our Game Back  On October 10, 2017, in a World Cup qualifying game against Trinidad and Tobago, USMNT player Clint Dempsey’s second-half shot hit the post rather than going in the goal, and we failed to make the cut. While I’m sure that missed shot will haunt Dempsey forever, the soccer community should look at it for what it is - a gift. That missed goal opened our eyes to the systemic failures and the need for change at USSF and, as hard as it may be, we should be thankful for it. Continue reading

USSF has Failed its Mission and its Fans

In the latest chapter of the contentious US Soccer election, presidential candidate, Hope Solo, filed a formal complaint with the US Olympic Committee (USOC). Accusing USSF of abandoning its duty as a National Governing body and charging, “the USSF’s paramount concern has become protecting and nurturing the MLS, even if at the expense of other stakeholders, including those involved in professional women’s and amateur soccer.” Continue reading

SFC's Letter to US Soccer

This weekend, leading up to an important Board of Directors' meeting in New York, we sent a letter to Secretary General/CEO of USSF, Dan Flynn. Continue reading

It’s Time to End the Rigged Soccer System

While politicos across the country are anticipating the midterm elections later this year, the American soccer community is gearing up for an election of their own. On February 10, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Board of Directors and Member Council Delegates will gather in Orlando for one of the most anticipated elections in American soccer history as they choose a new president. Continue reading

Bringing the Public Interest Back to Sports

Just like real estate, sports are all about location, location, location. There is nothing more local than your sports team; whether it’s your pro, minor, or youth team, sports provide pride to your community. It’s with that in mind that SFC is proud to announce the incorporation of Sports Fans Coalition New York, our first separate local chapter. SFCNY is based in New York City and will be tackling all the issues that plague the country’s largest sports market. Continue reading