Global Business of Soccer Recap


Welcome back to the latest edition of Business of Soccer’s Global Recap where we go over the past week in terms of BoS as well as news across the industry.  As in weeks previous, this past week has been a busy one so without further interruption…


10 Things 1.23.14How Do Soccer Clubs Make Money? (Business of Soccer)

Using Deloitte’s Football Money League,  Business of Soccer goes as far back as 2004 to break down the fundamental revenue source that soccer clubs globally rely on showing where the world’s richest clubs thrive in recent trends.

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SportingKC_JerseyLogo_Filter-e1365056725388NASL and MLS Clubs Sign New Sponsor (SoccerEx/SportsPro)

MLS club Sporting KC have announced a multi-year, dual pronged agreement with supermarket chain Price Chopper while NASL franchise Minnesota United have signed with Twin City Orthopedics to become the cub’s official physicians and trainers.

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mlsMLS Still in Negotiations with Referees Over Compensation (Business of Soccer)

The Professional Referees Organization (PRO) and the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) have met over twenty times since last summer over collective bargaining and compensation and are yet to come to an agreement with MLS.

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Dallas CupAdidas Partners With Dallas Cup (SoccerEx)

North America’s most prestigious youth tournament, The Dallas Cup, has announced a new partnership with German sportswear giant Adidas following the end of 2010 agreement with US sportswear manufacturer Nike.

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chivas-usa-logo-DLMLS Buys Chivas USA (Business of Soccer/SportsPro)

This past Thursday, in an open letter to Chivas USA fans, MLS commissioner Don Garber announced that MLS had bought the Chivas USA franchise back from Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes with the intention of finding a buyer by the end of the year and an eventual rebranding.

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fifaworldcuptrophyFIFA Announces 2.3 Mil Ticket Allocation (Bloomberg)

With 3.9 million requests from 199 countries, FIFA’s second lottery sale of tickets for the World Cup in Brazil has resulted in 2.3 million tickets have been allocated with 1.5 million being facilitated trough direct sales to supporters.

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1265380665_334CAS Ruling on Cape Verde Appeal A Welcome Decision For FIFA (Business of Soccer)

On February 4, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ended any remaining uncertainty over the Cape Verdean Football Federation’s (“FCF”) hopes of World Cup Qualifying following controversy over ineligible players.

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PEPSICO PURCHASE, NYPepsi Max – The Art of Football (SoccerBible)

Combining photography, street art and world famous players like Messi, Van Persie, David Luiz, Aguero, Jack Wilshere and Sergio Ramos, Pepsi has celebrated the artistry of football through the vibrancy and spirit of the global players’ home countries in their new 2014 campaign.

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Castrol IndexNeymar Becomes Castrol Ambassador (Goal)

Despite recent controversy surrounding his transfer to FC Barcelona, Neymar joins Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcel Desailey and Cafu, as a global brand ambassador for Castrol bringing the 2012 and 2013 most marketable athlete in on a 12-month contract.

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Nike Vapor '02 homageLatest Mercurial Pays Homage to Groundbreaking ’02 Vapor Design (Soccerbible)

Just like Nike’s 1998 homage, the latest Vapor model pays tribute to the vapor that Il Fenomeno wore when scoring two goals against Germany in the 02 World Cup Final hosted by Korea and Japan and Nike’s first ever 7 ounce cleat.

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