Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- Construction delays will prevent MLS expansion club Atlanta United from opening Mercedes-Benz Stadium in July as planned, the team announced on Tuesday.
- Hamburg have opened talks with U.S. international Bobby Wood about a long-term contract extension, sporting director Jens Todt has told Sport Bild.
- The US Soccer Federation, the National Women’s Soccer League and Major League Soccer announced on Tuesday their joint hosting of a medical summit, dubbed “Head Injury in Soccer; From Science to the Field,” on Friday and Saturday in New York.
- Liverpool Ladies Football Club has announced a new shirt sponsorship deal with women’s beauty and cosmetics company, Avon Products Inc, ahead of the WSL Spring Series.
- Southampton Football Club has announced its decision to partner with Advanced and implement its innovative ticketing ecommerce solution, TALENT Sport, as part of a multi-year agreement.
- Bolzfabrik, a Cologne, Germany-based company that creates technological solutions for football coaches, trainers and players, announced a long-term partnership with Beyond Sports earlier this month.
- Manchester United was among the early beta partners for Facebook to use the company’s new tool AR Studio, which was announced Tuesday at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference as a way to provide augmented reality.
- The National Women Soccer League (NWSL) has agreed a multi-year partnership with Verizon-owned over-the-top (OTT) streaming platform go90.
- Amsterdam-based soccer side Ajax have renewed major partnerships with two of their sponsors, Hublot and Ziggo.