Sports Law • Risk Management

MLS

Adidas' miCoach Elite System

This summer Adidas and Major League Soccer announced that the MLS would be using Adidas’ miCoach Elite System throughout the league in 2013. The 2012 MLS All-Star Game was the world’s first “smart game” using the miCoach Elite System. This miCoach system works with a small data cell that fits in a protective pocket on the back of a player’s base layer (shirt? Shorts?). This data cell, along with two more in the athlete’s shoes, transfers data for each athlete to a computer or to a coaches iPad.

Foolish Behavior and an Athlete's Denied Visa

Sports visas are a common way for professional sports teams to expand its talent base by acquiring international athletes. Unfortunately the immigration approval process can be complicated when an athlete has criminal infractions.