Saturday's MLS game on NBCSN draws 41,000 viewers
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 9, 7:01 p.m.
Saturday's Colorado-Real Salt Lake game on NBC Sports Network averaged 41,000 viewers, the smallest audience for an MLS game on the network this season and the third smallest audience on the network in its two years of MLS coverage.
Manchester United on selling spree
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 8, 3:41 p.m.
How powerful a commercial giant is Manchester United? The English Premier League leader has sold the sponsorship rights to its training uniform -- not its match uniform -- and its training facility -- not its stadium -- in an eight-year deal believed to be in the neighborhood of $30 million a year.
The hottest ticket in St. Louis
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Ridge Mahoney on Apr. 5, 10:03 p.m.
Cardinal red is the color seen at Busch Stadium in St. Louis when the hometown baseball team plays but the facility will turn blue in May.
Soccer and the arts at odds in Orlando
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 5, 3:06 p.m.
Plans for a soccer stadium in Orlando necessary to attract an MLS franchise have hit a snag as Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs plans to inject $25 million in future tourist taxes into the construction of a second phase of a performing-arts center.
MLS-USL PRO matches available online
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 3, 5:37 p.m.
Interleague games pitting MLS reserve teams against USL PRO teams will be available online through USL Live, the online video destination USL launched in 2007.
Mexico's SuperClasico telecast delivers big increase
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Ridge Mahoney on Apr. 2, 3:53 a.m.
Another Liga MX rivalry match has drawn a sizable TV audience. Telemundo's telecast of the Guadalajara-Club America match Sunday night (9:55 p.m. - midnight ET time slot) was watched by nearly 2.6 million total viewers, according to figures released by the network Monday. That represents an increase of 35 percent over the Telemundo broadcast of last year's SuperClásico.
U.S. Soccer takes centennial show to New York
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Apr. 1, 5:56 p.m.
U.S. Soccer is taking its centennial celebrations to New York -- its birthplace and home until the 1980s -- this week for activities that include a fan fest Thursday in Times Square.