'Time is right' for Wells Fargo to sponsor MLS
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 2, 6:16 p.m.
Major League Soccer has landed Wells Fargo as a sponsor, making MLS the first league with which the San Francisco-based bank has struck a national sponsorship deal.
Unprecedented demand for USA-Mexico tickets
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Ridge Mahoney on Aug. 2, 3:30 p.m.
Demand for tickets to the USA-Mexico World Cup 2014 qualifier on Sept. 10 was, not surprisingly, unprecedented in U.S. national team history as more than twice as many requests for tickets were made than could be accommodated for the game, which is sold out.
Orlando group eyes 2015 MLS franchise team
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 31, 9:06 p.m.
Flavio Augusto da Silva, the Brazilian owner of Orlando City SC, is confident that Orlando will be announced this fall as MLS's 21st team to begin play in 2015.
An MLS tale of second chances
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 31, 1:59 p.m.
A lot of life is about second chances and how you take them. The second chances of two MLS clubs have dominated the news this past week.
The Ball for All and Anywhere: Tim Jahnigen's One World Futbol
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jul. 31, 2:55 a.m.
This month marks the third year anniversary of the One World Futbol Project, which has provided more than 500,000 of its virtually indestructible soccer balls to children in 162 countries -- in refugee camps, United Nations hot spots, conflict zones and poor villages throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. We spoke with One World Futbol inventor and Chief Innovation Officer ...
Hunts sell Crew to San Francisco energy investor
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 30, 5:07 p.m.
The Columbus Crew has been sold by the Hunt Sports Group to Precourt Sports Ventures headed by managing partner Anthony Precourt.
NSCAATV.Com will provide college coverage
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 30, 2:06 p.m.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has launched a new online media property, NSCAATV.com, to provide original programming, live streams and other content promoting the college soccer game.
Gold Cup final outdraws baseball in overnight TV ratings
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 29, 5:52 p.m.
The overnight rating for Sunday's USA-Panama Gold Cup final on FOX was 1.7 -- the highest overnight rating for a soccer match in 2013 on any network and FOX's second-highest overnight rating ever for a soccer match. It was also higher than the ratings for weekend Major League Baseball games on FOX and ESPN (1.6).
NASL moves into Jacksonville and Oklahoma City
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 25, 7:02 p.m.
The NASL, which recently finished its spring season with seven teams, could be up to as many as 14 teams by the time the 2015 season starts.
The league's board of governors approved expansion teams for Jacksonville, Fla., and Oklahoma City, Okla., to begin play in the 2015 spring season.
D.C. United deal on new digs has lots going for it
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 25, 6:17 p.m.
D.C. United may finally extricate itself from stadium limbo. The MLS club announced a preliminary agreement with the District of Columbia to build a 20,000 to 25,000-seat soccer stadium at a cost of $300 million in an industrial area on Buzzard Point, not far from where the baseball Nationals have their stadium, in Southwest Washington.
USA-El Salvador match draws 1.2 overnight rating on FOX
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 22, 7:32 p.m.
Sunday's USA-El Salvador match on FOX drew a 1.2 overnight rating, which means 1.2 percent of all households with televisions tuned in to the match in Nielsen's survey of the top 56 U.S. metered markets.
World Cup ticket pie gets sliced into thin pieces
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 20, 2:42 a.m.
FIFA announced the ticketing policies for the approximately 3.3 million tickets that will be available for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
'Bank of Soccer' sponsors Liga MX
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Ridge Mahoney on Jul. 19, 5:24 a.m.
Mexico's Liga MX kicks off the 2013 Torneo Apertura Friday night with two games -- including Tijuana-Atlas on ESPN3 at 10:30 p.m. ET -- and it will known as Liga BBVA Bancomer.
Two soccer news shows will debut nationally in August
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 17, 5:52 p.m.
There will be not one but two soccer news shows debuting on national television in August.
Soccer clubs sweep rich list podium
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jul. 16, 6:15 p.m.
Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona rank 1-2-3 in Forbes' latest top 50 rankings of the most valuable sports clubs ahead of the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys, who round out the top five.