Orlando stadium project to be 'fast-tracked'
Posted by Paul Kennedy on May. 31, 4:49 p.m.
David Beckham's appearance at Game 5 of Heat-Pacers NBA playoff series alongside Bolivian billionaire Marcelo Claure may have caught all the headlines on the MLS expansion front post-NYCFC, but there was other expansion news out of Florida on Thursday.
Univision's Mexico final wins broadcast primetime
Posted by Paul Kennedy on May. 29, 6:43 p.m.
Univision's coverage of the thrilling Club America-Cruz Azul match -- shootout winner America came back from two goals down with a minute left in regulation and tied the score on a goal by its goalie in stoppage time -- drew 4.5 million total viewers, making the Mexican league finale Sunday's highest-rated primetime program, regardless of language, on all of broadcast ...
Dodger Stadium to host soccer for first time in 52 years
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Ridge Mahoney on May. 29, 4:51 p.m.
The St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees hosted soccer games last week at Busch Stadium and Yankee Stadium, respectively. Honduras and Israel will play Sunday at the New York Mets' Citi Field. Other famous baseball parks like Boston's Fenway Park have hosted international soccer matches in recent years.
It's always wise to have a Plan B
Posted by Paul Kennedy on May. 26, 1:31 a.m.
No one had more faith in American pro soccer that the late Lamar Hunt. Not once but twice Hunt wouldn't quit when most around him had given up on the pro game in the United States.
Garber: Chivas USA staying put
Posted by Paul Kennedy on May. 23, 4:44 p.m.
The Chivas USA mess is a story that can't seem to escape MLS commissioner Don Garber.
Even at a press opportunity on Wednesday at P.S. 72 in East Harlem -- where Manchester City, majority owner of new MLS club New York City FC, runs a soccer program -- Garber was asked about the future of the MLS ...
Ties to other sports not new to American soccer
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on May. 22, 4:03 p.m.
The business of pro soccer in America is not just about soccer, and the stigma of soccer as a foreign invader to these shores isn't accurate.
NYCFC will launch in 2015, permanent home will come later
Posted by Paul Kennedy on May. 21, 5:53 p.m.
MLS finally announced the owners for its 20th team to begin play in New York, and the surprise is with the word "owners."
Beckham is MLS expansion story du jour
Posted by Paul Kennedy on May. 20, 5:42 p.m.
Now that David Beckham has ended his playing career, attention has turned to his post-retirement plans. Beckham's plans have become the MLS expansion story du jour.
MLS denies reports of Chivas USA takeover
Posted by Paul Kennedy on May. 17, 5:23 p.m.
Reports out of Mexico that Mexican Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, is negotiating to buy Chivas de Guadalajara from Jorge Vergara have put in doubt the future of Chivas USA, but MLS denies it is going anywhere.
Lead-ins impact MLS television numbers
Posted by Paul Kennedy on May. 15, 6:57 p.m.
Three of the last four MLS matches on NBC Sports Network averaged 54,000 viewers. The TV audience for the fourth game -- the May 4 Columbus-New York match -- was more than double that. What gives?
Thursday games key tests for NWSL markets
Posted by Paul Kennedy on May. 15, 6:22 p.m.
Thursday will be a big test for how well, or not so well, the new National Women's Soccer League draws in the Pacific Northwest.
ESPN will launch daily soccer highlights show in August
Posted by Paul Kennedy on May. 14, 6:37 p.m.
ESPN will launch ESPN FC -- its first soccer highlights studio show airing in the United States -- on Aug. 11. The show will air Sunday-Friday, primarily on ESPN2.
BeIN SPORT launches streaming platform
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Ridge Mahoney on May. 13, 4:17 p.m.
Authenticated subscribers to beIN SPORT can access the network's coverage on a streaming platform that started up on Friday.
Fox adds FA Cup final to main menu
Posted by Ridge Mahoney, Mike Woitalla on May. 9, 5:13 p.m.
Following its aggressive programming of Premier League and Champions League matches on its major outlets, Fox Sports is airing the English FA Cup Final Saturday on its regular channel, FOX.
Alex Morgan's Thorns draw at home and away
Posted by Paul Kennedy on May. 7, 2:58 a.m.
There should be little doubt who is the biggest draw in the new NWSL.