Featured Matches
Previous
Brazil
Netherlands
ESPN, ESPN3 8:00 PM GMT
Match 63
Game Details
Germany
Argentina
ABC, ESPN3 Jul 13, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
Match 64
Game Details
Brazil
Netherlands
ESPN, ESPN3 8:00 PM GMT
Match 63
Game Details
AIK
Kalmar FF
3
0
FT
Game Details
Mjallby
Falkenbergs FF
1
1
FT
Game Details
Malmo FF
Atvidabergs FF
3
0
FT
Game Details
Sogndal
Viking FK
0
0
FT
Game Details
Bodo/Glimt
Odd Grenland
0
3
FT
Game Details
Lillestrom
Sarpsborg FK
0
0
FT
Game Details
Sandnes Ulf
IK Start
1
2
FT
Game Details
SK Brann
Stromsgodset
0
1
FT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Columbus
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Colorado
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Toronto FC
Houston
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Montreal Impact
Kansas City
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
New England
Chicago
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Vancouver Whitecaps
Chivas USA
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Los Angeles
Real Salt Lake
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
New York Cosmos
San Antonio Scorpions
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Carolina RailHawks
Indy Eleven
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Minnesota United FC
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Atlanta Silverbacks
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Cristal
San Martin
0
0
FT
Game Details
Sport Huancayo
San Simón
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
UTC
Universitario de Deportes
8:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Los Caimanes
Real Garcilaso
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Alianza Lima
César Vallejo
1:10 AM GMT
Game Details
LDU Quito
Barcelona
2
1
FT
Game Details
U. Católica
El Nacional
1
3
FT
Game Details
Manta F.C.
Deportivo Quito
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Western New York Flash
Washington Spirit
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Chicago Red Stars
Seattle Reign FC
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
Mar, 29, 2012

FFA, A-League owners join forces

Football Federation Australia and A-League club owners have agreed on the formation of a new strategic committee to govern how the competition is run.

Follow an historic meeting of owners in Sydney on Thursday, FFA announced the creation of the joint A-League Strategic Committee (JALSC), to be chaired by FFA deputy chairman Brian Schwartz.

Two other FFA directors and three A-League club chairmen - decided by the clubs - will be appointed to the six-member body, which will meet every two months.

Thursday's meeting came after growing concern from club owners over the lack of transparency and accountability of the governing body and a desire to have more say in how the league is run.

FFA chairman Frank Lowy said there was now a "united stance" while FFA chief executive Ben Buckley believed the formation of the committee would given the game's investors the hands-on role they desired.

"I think it will go a long way to addressing the issues they have about having a more direct say into the policy formation of the A-League," Buckley said.

"That was our purpose from the outset in establishing it and, pleasingly, I think the owners were positive in their response to the sort of matters the committee would look at and the decision making authority it would have."

The scope of matters to be considered by the JALSC will include the competition's structure and schedule, revenue growth strategies, player contract regulations, salary cap and community engagement strategies.

Buckley said the situation at Gold Coast United was discussed on Thursday but no decisions had been made on the future of the embattled club.

"What we said was we're still reviewing our position there," Buckley said.

"We know there is some interest from prospective local investors and we'll formulate our view on that over the course of the next few weeks."

United's future may not hinge solely on the ability to find new backers, however, with Buckley saying FFA was also assessing whether it was worth persisting with a team in the city.

"We have to assess whether there is a viable supporter base on the Gold Coast to support a team ... and is there a group of individuals who have the financial capacity, and the management acumen and commitment to make a team successful on the Gold Coast?," he said.

Buckley said opportunities for a western Sydney franchise would not be explored until a decision had been made on Gold Coast and did not rule out the possibility the league could feature only nine teams next season.

Buckley said the meeting had resolved on Thursday to maintain the club quota of foreign players at five for next season, with the rule to be reviewed beyond 2012/13.

Speaking on behalf of club owners, Central Coast Mariners chairman Peter Turnbull welcomed the changes made.

"This committee will provide a meaningful opportunity to direct the development of policy and strategy for the competition," Turnbull said.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.