Dallas stadium becomes third Toyota soccer stadium
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Sep. 10, 6:26 p.m.
FC Dallas has reached a long-term agreement with Toyota to name its stadium Toyota Stadium. In addition, its soccer complex with 17 professional-grade soccer fields adjacent to the stadium located in Frisco, Texas, will be named Toyota Soccer Center.
Report: NYCFC to hire ex-Rutgers AD as business chief
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Sep. 6, 7:58 p.m.
New York City Football Club, which will begin play in MLS in 2015, will announce the hiring of former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernettias its chief business officer, reported Bloomberg, based on information provided by a person with direct knowledge of the hiring.
NBC's EPL weekend coverage dominates
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Sep. 4, 7:21 p.m.
The second week of the NBC Sports Group's coverage of the English Premier League continued to produce strong viewership figures with four live EPL games and three weekend studio shows ranking among the top 10 English-language soccer broadcasts in terms of average viewers for the week of Aug. 19-25.
Chivas USA, finally, signs TV deal
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Ridge Mahoney on Aug. 29, 10:45 p.m.
So poor has been Chivas USA's season that the absence of a local TV package might be regarded as a good thing, yet on the heels of improved performances comes the announcement that all nine remaining games will be televised.
Man. United-Chelsea game sets streaming records
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 27, 7:24 p.m.
NBCSN averaged 536,000 viewers -- its best weekday audience since the 2012 London Olympics -- for Monday afternoon's Manchester United-Chelsea Premier League match.
EPL Week 1 on NBCSN: what the numbers tell us
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 26, 5:11 p.m.
The impact of English Premier League programming on NBCSN was evident in Week 1 of the EPL as the seven most-watched programs on the network the week of Aug. 12-18 were either live EPL matches or the weekend Premier League Live Studio show -- and the top six drew more average viewers than anything on NBCSN the week before.
Borussia Dortmund earns record profits
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 23, 5:07 p.m.
What does a run to the UEFA Champions League final do to your bottom line? For Germany's Borussia Dortmund, it meant a boost in revenues and profits to $408 million and $71 million, respectively.
First five EPL games draw average of 443,000 viewers
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 21, 6:53 p.m.
By Paul Kennedy
More than 3.4 million people watched the opening weekend of the NBC Sports Group's coverage of the English Premier League weekend featuring seven telecasts on three networks (one on NBC, four on NBCSN and two on Spanish-language mun2).
NBC's EPL opener draws 0.8 overnight rating
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 18, 11:28 p.m.
Saturday's NBC telecast of Swansea City-Manchester United -- its first ever broadcast of the English Premier League -- drew a 0.8 overnight rating to rank fourth out of eight live network soccer broadcasts in 2013.
NBC goes all out to promote EPL in New York
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 15, 5:46 p.m.
No soccer launch on television has ever featured such a promotional push as NBC's countdown to Saturday's start of the English Premier League.
Top 25 U.S. soccer crowds for 2013
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 12, 8:52 p.m.
Even though most of the top Concacaf teams brought less than full squads, the Gold Cup was again a hit at the gate, drawing the two largest and three of the five largest U.S. soccer crowds to date in 2013.
Mayors line up behind Orlando stadium deal
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 9, 2:54 a.m.
Is it too good to be true? Less than a year ago, no plans were in place, and Orlando officials were just starting to check out what other cities have done in terms of building MLS soccer stadiums.
Dempsey signing is more good news for MLS on attendance front
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 7, 8:10 p.m.
The Seattle Sounders' announcement that they have already sold out Clint Dempsey's first home game Aug. 25 against Portland -- 66,000+ -- is yet more good news for MLS on the attendance.
Orlando City promises 'Brazilian Beckham'
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 7, 3:35 a.m.
Orlando City, the USL PRO club that is seeking to gain Major League Soccer approval as soon as this fall for one of the four expansion franchises MLS will add by 2020, on Tuesday made the first of two critical presentations it needs to make this week to local government bodies in its bid to secure funding support to the ...
RVP jersey tops best-selling EPL jerseys
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 6, 2:47 p.m.
Who's the most popular player in the English Premier League? If you go by the number of shirts he sells, Dutchman Robin Van Persie tops the list.