When two of the supposed best quit Europe in their mid-20s to play MLS , at what should have been the peak of their career, they took a soft option.

For MLS to operate in Canada, Canada Soccer, Concacaf AND FIFA has to sign off approval. Montagliani is suggesting that unless MLS finds a solution that brings equality to Canadian teams he is considering not sanctioning the participation of Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto, and Montreal Impact in MLS.

“What we need to remember is that we don’t forget our history. We want to make sure that, from a confederation standpoint, history never repeats itself.”

Havelange, Blatter, Blazer, Valcke, Warner, Texeira, Platini… Franz Beckenbauer can now add his name to the list of The Untouchables who – it turns out – are in fact touchable by the law.

FIFA’s brand new era of “transparency” has kicked off with football’s world governing body by announcing the salary of new(ish) president Gianni Infantino.

The first 100 days of Gianni Infantino’s reign as FIFA President have been given a red card by lobby group #NewFIFANow. In other words, the old guy is the same as the new guy.