Global Business Of Soccer Recap

Business never takes a break, unfortunately we here at Business of Soccer need to sleep sometime and as a result, we don’t have the opportunity to cover everything that shakes and moves in the wonderful industry of this beautiful game.  Fortunately we take the opportunity every Monday to mention the bigger stories and bring up some that weren’t covered from the previous week’s events.  With no more delay, here is the latest Global Business of Soccer Recap.


Chivas USA’s Off-Field Problems Continue With New Discrimination Lawsuit (Business of Soccer)

With the southern California club already mired in a discrimination suit brought by two former youth coaching staff members, Chivas USA now faces a second discrimination suit by a former human resources executive Cynthia Craig.

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Top Ten Weekend Soccer Crowds (Soccer America)

MLS’ Cascadia Cup between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders drew significant attendance numbers and very impressively ranked in the top 10 attended matches of the weekend around the world, see who the northwestern representatives count themselves among.

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Borussia Dortmund Announce Record Profits (ESPN FC)

From near bankruptcy in 2005, last season’s Champions League and Bundesliga runners up Borussia Dortmund have announced record profits and continue to support the statement that the club is “virtually debt free.”

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Carlsburg Rolls Out Data-Powered Football Fan Site (Marketing Magazine)

The Premier League’s official new beer sponsor have not stood still in their first season.  Titled Carlsburg has launched a website that monitors which games each week are most popular with fans and also includes a social media component to the whole experience.

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Life Suspension For Armenian Officials (UEFA)

Referee Andranik Arsenyan and assistant Hovhannes Avagyan have been banned for life for allegedly attempting to manipulate outcomes of a match in Armenia according to UEFA.

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Premier League Release Updated Financial Regulations (Business of Soccer)

In an updated and revised handbook released recently, the Premier League has updated new Financial Regulations that apply both at the League and Club Level

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Manchester City Announce GoPro Project (Manchester City)

Manchester City already maintain what is one of the more engaging youtube channels in the Premier League and have just added a new dimension to it with the addition of a collaboration with California based high resolution camera company GoPro.

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Spanish Taxman Lines Up Payout From La Liga Superstars (Inside World Football)

This year, Spanish tax authorities expect to collect EUR 50 million from superstars around the league like Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar as recent years have seen overall taxes paid by athletes increase by large margins.

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Millwall Kitman Manages To Forget Kits (ESPN FC)

Championship opponents Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday had had was most likely a strange encounter as the man in charge of Millwall’s kit distribution managed to forget to bring the kits to the away game forcing the London team to wear Sheffield Wednesday’s away kits instead for the game.

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