Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Garber praises new Liverpool owners
October 7th, 2010 12:47AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, mls, soccer business

MOST COMMENTED

[REACTION] Any concern that Liverpool was getting a fly-by-night operation with its new owners was put to rest by MLS Commissioner Don Garber,speaking Tuesday at the Leaders in Football conference in London.

"They have a tremendously robust understanding of the sports business and how to protect and enhance the legacy of the historic brand," he said of New England Sports Ventures, which owns the Boston Red Sox and is headed by John Henry.
 
Garber described the Red Sox Nation as similar to Liverpool's support and credited Henry and company for their work since buying the Red Sox in 2002.

''The ownership has not only graced that but enhanced it, they have enhanced and renovated the stadium, they have brought modern technology to improve the fans experience," he said. "They have put championship teams on the field and managed their enterprise with an eye to profitability, so they are tremendous pro-sports team owners.''

Asked to compare Henry and company to the owners they are replacing, Tom Hicks and George Gillette, Garber replied, ''I can't speak for the difference between Gillett and Hicks and John Henry and his partners. But if you are a sports fan in the USA, pick two or three of the most revered and successful clubs in our nation's sporting history and the Red Sox are one of them. I don't know if you could say the same about the teams owned by Mr. Gillett and Mr. Hicks.''



0 comments
  1. Carl Walther
    commented on: October 7, 2010 at 11:40 a.m.
    I take anything that 'Goober' says with a grain of salt. He has never shown to be particularly bright.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Making a List: Top MLS rookie scorers    
Jordan Morris scored two goals in the Seattle Sounders' 4-2 win over the LA Galaxy to ...
NWSL : Portland Thorns take first Shield    
The Portland Thorns got two goals from Allie Long and a third from fellow U.S. Olympian ...
What They're Saying: Jordan Morris    
"I know you guys don't like it when I use the outside of my right [foot]." ...
MLS Talking Points: Sounders reward themselves, again    
Their playoff hopes would not have been totally extinguished if they had lost to the LA ...
Video Pick: Own goal by Galaxy's Van Damme    
The Los Angeles Galaxy did lead during a 4-2 loss to Seattle, but only for 15 ...
Lauren Holiday has healthy baby girl    
Lauren Holiday, who retired last year at the age of 28 to start a family with ...
What They're Saying: FIFA anti-racism task force member Osasu Obayiuwana    
"We never had a single meeting under his chairmanship. I wrote him, more than once, asking ...
U.S. Abroad: Orozco and Arriola back on top with Xolos    
Michael Orozco started and Paul Arriola was a late sub as Tijuana won, 2-1, at Santos ...
MLS Week 29: Results & Standings    
The New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC and New York City FC became the first three ...
U.S. Abroad: Another convincing win for Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund    
Borussia Dortmund completed its second perfect week in a row when it beat Freiburg, 3-1, to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives