AMERICAN ATTORNEY FILES PETITION IN FIFA DISPUTE RESOLUTION CHAMBER ON BEHALF OF AMERICAN YOUTH SOCCER CLUB AGAINST MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER CLUB MONTREAL IMPACT FOR TRAINING COMPENSATION
Cory Roth Law Office is extremely proud to announce that international soccer law attorney Cory Roth is just the second attorney in the United States to file a petition with the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber in Zurich, Switzerland regarding training compensation. This case is also unique, and will set FIFA precedent, because it is believed to be the first case in FIFA history where an American youth soccer club has filed a petition against a Canadian professional soccer club for training compensation
The petitioner in the case, Minnesota Thunder Academy, filed a claim for training compensation against the respondent, Montreal Impact for the training and development of Eric Miller, a professional soccer player. Minnesota Thunder Academy is the premier youth soccer club in the State of Minnesota, and one of the best youth soccer clubs in the United States of America. Montreal Impact ply their trade in Major League Soccer. Article 20 of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players states that anytime a player signs his first professional contract in a country other than where he is trained, the professional soccer club must pay what is known as “training compensation” to the “developing” amateur club to which the player was registered. While this concept may seem foreign to most Americans, training compensation, and it’s sister, “solidarity contributions,” are widely accepted as the norm throughout the footballing world. Additionally, by virtue of being a professional club registered with FIFA, Montreal Impact must abide by all FIFA promulgated rules. Here, Eric Miller was registered too, and trained by, Minnesota Thunder Academy before attending college and signing his first professional contract with Montreal Impact. Montreal Impact then failed to pay training compensation to Minnesota Thunder Academy within the permissible time-frame. While Montreal Impact may claim some sort of exemption from paying training compensation, Cory Roth is confident of a positive result.
Attorney Cory Roth expects a ruling from FIFA on his client’s $128,000.00 claim within the next four months. Minnesota Thunder Academy plans on investing any money it receives from the training compensation claim regarding Eric Miller and Montreal Impact directly its kids by investing in scholarships and fields. For further inquires please call 713-864-3400.