Orlando stadium project gains support from Florida Senate
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 30, 5:58 p.m.
While New York looks set to become the 20th member of MLS, that doesn't mean that Orlando has lost hope of getting an MLS club.
Report: Sheikh Mansour in talks to launch NYCFC
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 29, 5:11 p.m.
The target date for an announcement on MLS's 20th team is on or around May 25 -- the date of the Manchester City-Chelsea friendly at Yankee Stadium.
Leiweke is on trophy chase in Toronto
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 27, 10:27 p.m.
Tim Leiweke's success with AEG was part-sports, part-entertainment, part-facilities. He boils down his goal with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which he joined Friday as president and CEO, as "trophies."
MLS expansion announcement could be close
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 25, 2:10 a.m.
The MLS expansion race looks like it is approaching the finish line, and its 20th club will likely be ...
MLS ranks seventh in survey of top leagues
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 24, 1:42 a.m.
How close is MLS to achieving its goal of being among the world's premier soccer leagues? In a survey of the world's top leagues by monthly magazine World Soccer, MLS ranked seventh.
EPL is soccer king on ESPN networks
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 23, 6:49 p.m.
The English Premier League remains king when it comes to American soccer viewers interested in watching league competitions. The April 8 broadcast of the EPL's top-of-the-table clash between Manchester United and Manchester City averaged 611,000 viewers on ESPN -- quite impressive for a Monday afternoon broadcast.
NWSL crowd puts exclamation point on Portland market
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 22, 7:16 p.m.
If there was any doubt that Portland is the strongest soccer market in the United States, that was put to rest on Sunday afternoon when Thorns FC drew a crowd of 16,479 for its NWSL home opener against Reign FC from up the road in Seattle.
NWSL lands TV contract for second half of season
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 19, 4:36 p.m.
In what should be one of the last program additions before it goes off the air, FOX Soccer will air nine games in the new National Women's Soccer League -- six regular-season matches and all three playoff matches, the two semifinal games on Aug. 24 and 25 and championship game on Aug. 31.
BeIN SPORT app nears launch date
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Ridge Mahoney on Apr. 18, 2:06 p.m.
A soccer outlet unknown to U.S. fans a year ago has joined the world of apps.
NBC Sports pulls out all stops with plans for EPL coverage
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 17, 5:16 p.m.
NBC Sports will provide live coverage of all 380 English Premier League in an ambitious plan to blanket the airwaves with English soccer.
Coverage, which begins Aug. 17, will include 20 games on NBC and 154 on NBC Sports Network.
Uptick in MLS attendance
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 16, 1:54 a.m.
Support for the Seattle Sounders remains strong despite their 0-3-2 start. They drew a crowd of 38,323 for their 0-0 tie with New England on Saturday night.
NWSL gets reality check
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 15, 3:35 p.m.
No one said the National Women's Soccer League wouldn't start small. The attendance figures for the first weekend of play in the new women's league were a reality check.
Two soccer-specific stadiums open Saturday
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 13, 4:10 p.m.
Saturday marks the opening of not one but two soccer-specific stadiums. Neither has more than half the capacity of the smallest MLS soccer-specific stadium, but each is unique in its own right.
NWSL clubs take first steps
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 12, 3:15 a.m.
Baby steps are first steps for National Women's Soccer League. At least four clubs that have signed jersey sponsorships for the new women's league that kicks off its first season on Saturday.
Qatar buys its way to the top of Europe
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 10, 7:41 p.m.
No matter the outcome of the Barcelona-Paris St. Germain series on the field, there was one sure winner off the field.