Traffic Sports USA

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Traffic Sports USA, based in Miami, is a soccer event management company in the North American, Central American and Caribbean region.

Operation[edit]

A division of Traffic Group, Traffic Sports USA has been responsible for organizing and/or commercializing many of the international soccer events in the region including the vast majority of CONCACAF’s FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches, five of the last six CONCACAF Gold Cups, the CONCACAF Champions Cup, the Under-17 CONCACAF Regional Championship, the Central American UNCAF Nations Cup, the Central American UNCAF Club Champions Cup, and hundreds of friendly matches. Formerly known as Inter Forever Sports, Traffic Sports USA was established over 15 years ago.

Traffic Sports of Brazil were awarded the commercial partnership rights to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2013, 2014 and 2015 CONCACAF Champions League tournaments.[1]

Bribery allegations[edit]

Traffic Sports was identified in the 2015 FIFA corruption case for allegations related to bribery in the awarding of commercial and marketing rights going back to 1991.[2] Aaron Davidson, President of Traffic Sports USA, was indicted on May 27, 2015 on multiple counts including bribery and money laundering.[3] Traffic Sports USA has plead guilty in this case.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic sports win marketing rights to 2013 concaf gold cup". Insidemnsoccer. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Viswanatha, Aruna; Robinson, Joshua; Morse, Andrew; Matthews, Christopher M. (May 27, 2015). "FIFA Rocked as U.S. Charges 14 in Corruption Investigation". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ Blake, J. Mike (May 27, 2015). "RailHawks owner Aaron Davidson indicted in FIFA soccer corruption case". The News & Observer. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.justice.gov/usao/nye/pr/May15/2015-May-27.php