Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- Chivas, one of Mexico’s most popular soccer teams, plans to part ways with U.S. broadcaster Univision Holdings Inc. when its contract comes up in 2018, betting it can make more profit by only offering matches through its $12-a-month online service.
- The U-17 Women’s World Cup hosted by Jordan shows that the sport “is not only confined to some parts of the world,” FIFA’s president said after watching North Korea win the title in a 5-4 penalty shootout against Japan.
- A Hong Kong-based professional services company said it has agreed to buy English Premier League soccer team Hull City for 130 million pounds ($159.5 million).
- Orientivity, a Singapore based entertainment company, have signed a cooperation with Borussia Dortmund to be their regional partner in Singapore, Malaysia and China, making them the first local Singapore company to work with a top German Bundesliga team.
- The European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) have voted in favour of terminating the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UEFA from March 2017 unless it rethinks changes to its Champions League competition format.
- New research into heading a football has identified “significant” changes in brain function from routine practice.
- Arsène Wenger has suggested that the timing of the Arsenal annual general meeting is not ideal for him, coming as it does on the day before a match.
- Paul Hurst has left Grimsby Town to become the new manager of Shrewsbury Town after the two clubs agreed a compensation package.
- US Soccer, has unveiled supplement supplier Thorne Nutrition as a new official partner in a major developmental deal.