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
Execs Push for EPL Games in the U.S.
ESPN Soccernet, October 26th, 2007 3:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

In the wake of the NFL's decision to play its first regular-season game in London, English Premier League officials and American businessmen have started talking about bringing EPL games to the U.S. For one, West Ham United chairman Eggert Magnusson thinks it's a great idea. "I can see that happening sooner rather than later," he told Sky Sports News. "It would be good for the game."

American sports tycoon Stan Kroenke, owner of the Colorado Rapids, said there was a "reasonable" chance of it happening. "If the Premier League agreed to it, you would have it done," he said. It's something that would have to evolve over time -- it would be great if it could be Arsenal" (Kroenke owns 12 percent stake in the English club). NY Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch, who incidentally is also New York City's head of tourism, was equally keen on the idea of seeing EPL games played in the Big Apple. "It would be great for New York's tourism," said Tisch, "it would be great in the United States too to spread the game internationally."

Despite the burst of enthusiasm, "I just don't see it happening," an EPL official told reporters. "With the way the league is structured -- on a one-home, one-away basis -- you would damage the integrity of the competition by fiddling with the dynamic of the League." Can anybody say, Community Shield at Giants Stadium?

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
Ozil on the Defensive    
In an interview with German news outlet FAZ, Arsenal's much-maligned playmaker Mesut Ozil defended his record ...
LVG: We Threw Away Three Points     
Louis van Gaal said that Manchester United threw three points away as Leicester City twice rallied ...
Messi Closes in on 400 Career Goals     
After scoring the last of Barcelona's five goals against Levante on Sunday, Lionel Messi moved to ...
Bayern Looking Up at Paderborn    
Just four games into the Bundesliga season and Bayern Munich finds itself in the unfamiliar position ...
PSG Continues Slow Start     
For the third game in a row, struggling French champ Paris Saint-Germain drew 1-1 after taking ...
Inzaghi Responds to Milan President's Criticism     
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi on Sunday fired a thinly veiled criticism at Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi ...
Mourinho: Lampard 'Love Story' Over at Chelsea     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho proclaimed that the "love story" between his Blues and current Manchester City ...
Nigerian U-20 star Dike hopes more Cowgirl goals will come    
Goals by Courtney Dike helped Nigeria reach the final of the Under-20 Women's World Cup in ...
Inzaghi: Milan Has Nothing to Lose Against Juve     
AC Milan on Saturday hosts Juventus in an early-season top-of-the-standings clash of Italian heavyweights. While Milan ...
London Wins Semis and Final of Euro 2020    
UEFA on Friday awarded Wembley Stadium in London as the venue for the semifinals and final ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives