May 21, 2013 SOCCER BUSINESS
ManCity, Yankees, MLS create synergies
In bringing together the New York Yankees and Manchester City as the owners of its 20th franchise and the second in the New York market, Major League Soccer has added two of the most powerful brands in global sports to its own already growing brand.
March 27, 2013 MOST WATCHED
USA-Mexico sets qualifying record for ESPN
BRISTOL, Conn.---Tuesday night’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Mexico and the United States – a hard-fought 0-0 tie at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City – was seen by an average 2.385 million viewers and 1.644 million households based on a 1.4 U.S. household rating (1.7 coverage rating).
March 4, 2013 NEW NAME
Home Depot Center to become StubHub Center
The Home Depot Center is getting a new name. Ticket marketer StubHub will become the new naming rights partner of the 125-acre multi-sport facility starting in June. The home of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA will be the ‘StubHub Center’, making it the first ever naming rights partnership for a ticketing company.
February 11, 2013 EXPANDED AGREEMENT
FOX Soccer will carry more CONCACAF events
MIAMI - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football announced an expanded agreement with FOX Soccer that will add five more CONCACAF competitions to the broadcaster’s lineup in the United States.
February 4, 2013 SOCCER BUSINESS
Recycling the shirt in Houston
The Houston Dynamo are going through a bit of a recycling process with their jersey. The team and Greenstar Recycling have reached an agreement to end the sponsorship in the wake of the company's sale to Waste Management, Inc.
January 24, 2013 TURNING THINGS OVER
Checketts sells stake in RSL
Real Salt Lake founder Dave Checketts has sold his controlling interest in the Major League Soccer team, Rio Tinto Stadium and ESPN/700 Sports Talk Radio to Utah real estate developer Dell Loy Hansen.
January 23, 2013 RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
Manning pulls it together for RSL
If there really is a recipe for running a successful Major League Soccer team, it may have three key ingredients---a new stadium, a winning product on the field, and a strong management team. Just ask Real Salt Lake President Bill Manning.
January 16, 2013 SOCCER BUSINESS
Livestrong no more, naming deal terminated
Livestrong Sporting Park is no more. The unique naming rights agreement between Sporting Kansas City and disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong’s cancer foundation has been terminated. The stadium, at least for now, will be called Sporting Park.
January 14, 2013 SOCCER BUSINESS
Florida courting MLS teams for Spring Training
The arrival of baseball teams in the Sunshine State – and, more importantly, the annual arrival of their fans -- is an economic development engine for Florida, with more than 1.5 million fans attending spring training games annually. Now the state wants to do the same thing, albeit on a smaller scale, with Major League Soccer spring training.
January 11, 2013 NEW APPAREL DEAL
EPYSA partners with Nike
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. –– Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer and Nike, Inc. have entered into a new, four-year partnership that will provide exclusive apparel and equipment coverage for all of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer programs.