Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Coming Soon: Boca Juniors USA?
Goal.com, July 31st, 2007 4PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Boca Juniors, Argentina's most famous club and the current South American champion, is looking at the possibility of establishing a satellite franchise in MLS as soon as next season. Apparently, Boca's board is excited by the idea, and (surprise, surprise) favored son Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who currently plays with the Columbus Crew, is expected to lead the charge. Indeed, it almost looks as though Boca sent him on a yearlong scouting mission.

"If we work with the dedication that the Americans ask for and that Boca is used to, this can be the start of something big," he said. "There's a lot to do, from choosing a stadium to assembling a team, but we can build a competitive team." The 34-year-old Schelotto, who won more titles with Boca than any other player in its history, has been in fantastic form for the Crew this season.

The idea was presented by Boca official Orlando Salvestrini, who believes the U.S. market could significantly benefit the Boca brand. "The idea came after a study of the market we were doing to try to continue to enhance the 'Boca brand' around the world. The places to explore are South America, Central America, and the United States, but more precisely New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Arizona", said Salvestrini. Boca intends to follow a similar model to that of Mexican club Chivas USA. He said that talks with MLS were "advanced," adding that the club hopes to build a Bombonera-like stadium in either New York or Miami.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Man United's Falcao Out Two Weeks    
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao will be out for another two weeks with a "new injury", ...
Arsenal's Injury Woes Ahead of Man United Clash     
While much has been made of the injury crisis facing Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal, ...
Bolton Coach Fumes at Klinsmann    
Bolton Wanderers coach Neil Lennon on Friday slammed USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann for what he called ...
Liverpool Investigates Sturridge Injury    
Liverpool has opened an investigation into Daniel Sturridge's persistent injury problems after the striker suffered yet ...
Report: Messi Could Leave Barca over Tax Threat     
According to unnamed sources cited by Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, Lionel Messi may leave Barcelona due ...
Chelsea's Costa 'Totally Recovered' From Injury    
Jose Mourinho on Friday revealed that star striker Diego Costa, who missed Spain's 3-0 win against ...
Klopp Hints at Reus Departure     
Jurgen Klopp admitted that he is powerless to keep Marco Reus at Borussia Dortmund, and hinted ...
Report: Blind Injury Not as Bad as Feared     
Manchester United on Thursday was boosted by the news that defender Daley Blind will be out ...
Parma Deducted Points for Missing Payments    
Serie A club Parma will be deducted between one and six points this season for failing ...
MLS MVP Finalists Still Alive     
For the first time since 2010, all three MLS MVP finalists still have a chance of ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives