Barcelona-Chelsea and Kaka break Twitter marks
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 26, 7:24 p.m.
Barcelona and Real Madrid were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League this week, but both clubs had roles in breaking two records in the Twittersphere.
Soccer's billionaire club; peek under the Red Bulls' hood
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 19, 5:54 p.m.
If you believe that Europe's big clubs are in for some hard times, you should think again. The average value of the top 20 clubs on Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's most valuable soccer clubs increased 20 percent last year.
Has Mexico's Superclasico lost its allure?
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 13, 3:58 a.m.
Telemundo's coverage of the Superclasico -- Guadalajara vs. Club America -- on Easter Sunday is the most-watched Mexican league game in 2012, but it delivered only 1,876,000 total viewers.
Interest in the Chivas-America derby peaked in 2007 when it drew 4,290,000 viewers for Univision's prime-time coverage of their Torneo Clausura match.
Al-Jazeera shakes up television market
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 6, 6:27 p.m.
Qatar shook up the soccer world when it beat out the United States and two other nations that previously hosted the World Cup and won the right to host the 2022 World Cup.
Soccer channel launches on YouTube
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 4, 11:08 p.m.
MLS doesn't yet have its own television network, but it has its own soccer channel on YouTube: KickTV.
Soccer United Marketing, Major League Soccer's commercial arm, Bedrocket Media Ventures and Google are partners in KickTV, which features an unprecedented collection of new and original soccer shows aimed at U.S. viewers.