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Home >Soccer America Daily > Sunday, April 20, 2014
[MAKING A LIST] Home Depot co-founder and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, announced as the owner of the MLS club to begin play in Atlanta in 2017, is one of 10 men on the 2013 Forbes list of richest Americans who now have ownership interests in soccer. Read the whole story
[MLS EXPANSION] MLS introduced Atlanta as its latest expansion team, owned by Atlanta Falcons Arthur Blank, to begin play in 2017. It is the third city -- all located in the Southeast -- MLS has announced plans to move into since Commissioner Don Garber targeted MLS's growth from 20 to ... Read the whole story
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] New York City FC will debut next season at Yankee Stadium -- no surprise -- but it will be forced to play at the baseball stadium for three seasons, the New York Times reported, according to two people familiar with the MLS team's plans. Read the whole story
[MLS EXPANSION] MLS stadium projects have been opposed by taxpayer and community groups, but none has faced the corporate opposition that David Beckham's effort to build an MLS soccer stadium at PortMiami near the Biscayne Bay has generated. Read the whole story
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Marc de Grandpre is back with the New York Red Bulls, having been hired as head of commercial operations. De Grandpre, who worked for the Red Bulls as their managing director after Red Bull purchased the former MetroStars in 2006, will join the club on April 30 and ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2014 COUNTDOWN] While polls are to be taken with a grain of salt, the Reuters/Ipsos online poll on U.S. interest in the World Cup is sobering. Eighty-six percent of Americans said they either know nothing or only a little bit about the World Cup, and more than two-thirds ... Read the whole story
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Veteran ESPN broadcasters Bob Ley and Mike Tirico be joined by UK-based sports presenter Lynsey Hipgrave of BT Sport as the anchors of ESPN English-language studio shows during the World Cup. Read the whole story
[SOCCER BUSINESS] Former Soccer America marketing executive John Hooper has been named director of marketing and partnerships for Sport Pins International. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"Miami's greatness is about the interaction of a vibrant culture and the water. We will earn that $50 million back in increased revenue from the stadium." -- David Beckham advisor John Alschuler on plans for an MLS stadium at PortMiami, which would cost $50 million more to build than at other proposed locations, bringing the stadium project's total cost to about $250 million. (Miami Herald) ...More

Girls soccer handle takes on life of its own

[SOCIAL MEDIA WATCH] SoccerGirlProblems (@SoccerGrlProbs) launched in 2011 to tweet humorously about the soccer problems of three college players is up to 184,000 followers. ...More



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