Relevent sued in New York Supreme Court, and a lawyer for the USSF argued the court should not hear the dispute and it should be sent to arbitration. A decision by Justice W. Franc Perry was pending. Marc Litt, a lawyer for Relevent, sent a letter to Perry on Monday stating "that our client has decided to discontinue this proceeding."
Relevent also attempted to stage the first Spanish La Liga match in the U.S., between Barcelona and Girona, at Miami Gardens on Jan. 26. That effort fell through following opposition from the governing body of Spanish soccer, the Real Federacion Espanola de Futbol, and the players' union, the Asociacion de Futbolistas Espanoles.
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