International Champions Cup organiser accusing US football authorities of anti-competitive behaviour

13 September 2019

Photo: Getty Images Relevent's chairman, Charlie Stillitano, has previously said he would love to host Premier League games in the US, though the Premier League has denied being interested.

The company Relevent Sports, also behind bids to stage La Liga games in the US, is unsatisfied with the United States Soccer Federation's block of hosting foreign league games in the US, according to the BBC.

If Relevent Sports is successful in the legal claim, it will open up the possibility of Premier League games being played across the Atlantic.

Emil Gjerding Nielson

Relevent Sports, the company behind several failed attempts at staging La Liga matches in the US, has filed court papers accusing the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) of anti-competitive behaviour in blocking Relevent's efforts. 

According to the BBC, the company has filed court papers in New York, arguing it should be allowed to stage foreign matches in the US when the USSF also allows the Mexican Super Cup and the Campeon de Campeones to be played in California.

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