Rending of proposed Orlando City SC stadium released by Woods Bagot.

Orlando City SC Fans get Opportunity to Help Design New Stadium

As a devout soccer fan, your club’s home grounds can feel like a second home. A home stadium is much more than just a pitch with a few white chalk ...

Atlanta Sports Market Prime for MLS Expansion

Major League Soccer (MLS) made their fourth expansion announcement in the past year on Wednesday when they awarded the city of Atlanta an MLS franchise.  Atlanta Falcons owner and co-founder ...

Topps Breaks the Mold with Release of 2014 MLS Trading Cards

Topps, the creator of the classic Major League Baseball trading cards, released their 2014 (Major League Soccer) MLS trading card set at the end of March to coincide with the ...

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… UEFA said ...

MLS Attendance Remains Consistent Through Week 6

MLS week 6 average attendance was 17,311. The regular season average decreased ...

Global Business of Soccer Recap

  Here’s a look at some of the top stories from last ...

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… Minnesota Vikings VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development Lester Bagley said that the team and its ownership are “working to secure” a MLS expansion franchise to play in the new Vikings stadium. Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of $10.8 billion for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… Major League Soccer will announce its next franchise on Wednesday when it announces Atlanta as the league’s 22nd franchise. Tickets to all three of Mexico’s group stage matches are sold out, something Mexico has in common with only Brazil. Brazil, looking to offset the carbon […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… Atlanta schedules presumed-MLS press conference for 5pm ET Wednesday. New York City F.C., a team that will enter Major League Soccer next year, will play its first three seasons at Yankee Stadium. An alliance of shipping interests and a billionaire car dealer launched a newspaper […]

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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks on ESPN at halftime during the All-Star Game. Photo courtesy of Major League Soccer.

10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… Don Garber said he’ll continue as Major League Soccer commissioner while receiving treatment in two New York hospitals for prostate cancer. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati on Friday morning addressed a report indicating the U.S. will host the ’16 Copa America soccer tournament. Toronto […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… Falcons Owner Arthur Blank’s new MLS team in Atlanta is “expected to pay an expansion fee” somewhere between the $70M paid by Orlando City SC and the $100M paid by NYC FC. The Major League Soccer Players Union has the complete list of active players’ […]

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FC Barcelona: Youth Players, Transfer Bans & Sanction Appeals

  In a season riddled with controversy surrounding recent Brazilian acquisition Neymar, tax evasion, misappropriation of funds, and a presidential resignation, FC Barcelona’s recent elimination from Europe’s elite club competition, the UEFA Champions League, would be just another disappointment on the road that is Barca’s 2013/14 season. Each major controversy this season has involved big […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday refused to let PortMiami relocate a fuel-spill facility that would need to move for David Beckham’s proposed soccer stadium and entertainment complex. Home Depot Inc. co-founder Arthur Blank, having bought the Atlanta Falcons, is getting help from the city to build […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… Miami-Dade County commissioners today will consider “borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars” for PortMiami and “clearing out an environmental facility sitting on land that David Beckham wants” for a new MLS-ready stadium and entertainment complex. About 50 workers have gone on strike over unpaid salaries, […]

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Arsenal Building in USA Through Youth Camps

In late March, Arsenal Football Club officially announced that they’ll be heading to Red Bull Arena on July 26 this summer to take on the Red Bulls in a friendly match.  For the North London side, it will be their first contest in the United States in nearly 25 years.  It is an event worthy […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… An MLS expansion franchise “is coming to Atlanta,” as an announcement is “scheduled for April 16″ in the city. The Atlanta Journal-Constituation discusses why Major League Soccer will work in Atlanta. The Kicking + Screening Film Festival kicks off tonight in New York. David Beckham’s […]

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MLS Rivalry Week Sells Out the Most Stadiums Since Opening Week

MLS week 5 average attendance was 17,578. The regular season average decreased 1.6% to 18,726 from 19,030 last week. Stadiums were 84.5% filled throughout the week, remaining at 85% of capacity for the season. Four matches were sold out this week – Portland Timbers versus Seattle Sounders at Providence Park, Vancouver Whitecaps versus Colorado Rapids […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… Atlanta confirmed as Major League Soccer’s next expansion market. Through the first four weeks of the MLS season, the average audiences for its games on NBCSN are up 76 percent from last year’s average for four games and 115 percent from the 2012 average to […]

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FIFA 2013 Financial Results: Impact of World Cup Revealed

FIFA, the global football governing body, has seen its fair share of controversy in recent years, brought to the forefront of the public mind in the past couple of weeks with the break of the news that the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid win was reportedly bought. As a result of the apparent lack […]

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Global Business of Soccer Recap

  Here are some of the top stories from last week from the global soccer industry… Coke Launches Its Largest Marketing Campaign Ever for World Cup (Business of Soccer) The world’s most recognized brand, Coca-Cola, launched the main phase of what the global beverage company is calling its largest marketing campaign ever on Wednesday in preparation […]

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Bill Peterson, Commissioner of the North American Soccer League (NASL). Photo courtesy of NASL.

10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… North American Soccer League (NASL) has moved their offices from Miami to New York City. FIFA has opened an invitation to tender for media rights in the United Kingdom for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups. The US Adult Soccer presidency has announced a […]

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Coke Launches Its Largest Marketing Campaign Ever for World Cup

The world’s most recognized brand, Coca-Cola, launched the main phase of what the global beverage company is calling its largest marketing campaign ever on Wednesday in preparation for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil. An official FIFA Partner, the highest level of sponsorship with the world’s football governing body, Coke will use this program […]

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Nike & the National Team: How Nike is Promoting the New USA Away Kits

Last night, the United States Men’s National Team premiered their new away kits in their 2-2 draw versus Mexico.  The match coincided with the release of the uniforms which were officially announced this week.  The latest kits are a major event for both the National Team and Nike. For the team, it’s a representation of […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… The family of former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is considering selling a stake of up to 30% in AC Milan, bringing in new investors to help try to restore the club to the top of the European game. Tottenham is considering a temporary move to […]

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Rending of proposed Orlando City SC stadium released by Woods Bagot.

10 Things You Need To Know About The Soccer Industry This Morning

Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning… Orlando City Soccer Club’s construction agreement has been released and details the features of the new $84m soccer-specific stadium. Orlando has approved the stadium construction deal. Britain’s sports minister has urged Nike to cut the cost of England World Cup shirts after a price tag of up […]

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