Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- English soccer club Manchester United (MANU.N) posted a 17 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, helped by strong growth in broadcasting income as the team returned to the UEFA Champions League this season after a one-year absence.
- Mexico’s football federation (FMF) won an appeal against two fines imposed by FIFA for alleged homophobic chanting by its fans.
- A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered that a former Peruvian soccer official on trial for corruption in Brooklyn be put under house arrest after prosecutors said he made a threatening gesture at a prosecution witness.
- 21st Century Fox Inc. denied a government witness’s allegation that its sports division paid bribes to win television rights for international soccer tournaments.
- A person familiar with the decision confirmed that head coach Caleb Porter has parted ways with the Portland Timbers.
- CONCACAF is launching a new national team competition to begin play in September 2018 that will include the United States and Mexico.
- Premier League clubs have unanimously backed prime-time televised Premier League football on Saturday nights from 2019-20.
- The Football Association is facing new questions about a potential cover-up after announcing Lee Kendall, England Women’s goalkeeping coach, would not face action over allegations he spoke to Eni Aluko in a mock Caribbean accent and releasing a statement to “wish him well for the future” while concealing the fact he had admitted her accusations were true.