Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Etihad Airways signs on with MLS
March 25th, 2014 7:57PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, new york city fc, soccer business

MOST COMMENTED

[SOCCER BUSINESS] Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and sponsor of Manchester City, signed a multi-year partnership deal with Major League Soccer to become the official airline partner of MLS in the United States.

Etihad Airways will work with MLS on various grassroots soccer projects, as well as hosting competitions and promotions for flights and holidays with MLS fans.

The chairman of Etihad Airways is Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed al Nahyan. His half brother, Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, is owner of Manchester City and the new MLS club, New York City FC.
 
“Etihad Airways has a growing portfolio of sports properties that cover the globe," James Hogan, Etihad Airways president and chief executive officer, said in a statement, "and we’re delighted to now add Major League Soccer, a leading international sports brand, to this group.”


1 comment
  1. Vitoria d. Conquista
    commented on: March 30, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.
    ... rubs eyes ... <p> Etihad's chairman and Manchester City's owner may share family, but they do not share the same name. <p> Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan owns the Abu Dhabi United Group that acquired MCFC.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Closeup: Galaxy gives 'Made in LA' new meaning    
The LA Galaxy was the first MLS team to sign a Homegrown player and first MLS ...
MLS: NYCFC makes Sands its first Homegrown player    
James Sands became the seventh member of the U.S. under-17 national team to turn pro when ...
Confederations Cup: Germany relishes Chile showdown    
Germany, the 2014 World Cup champion, and Chile, the 2015 Copa America and 2016 Copa Centenario ...
U.S. Abroad: European season starts early    
The new European season starts early for three Americans who will be competing in the Europa ...
MLS Closeup: Vieira aims to change NYC Derby fortunes    
New York City FC is above the Red Bulls in the standings this season but decidedly ...
MLS Today: Orlando City earns point on last touch of game    
Scott Sutter's first MLS goal on the last touch of the game gave Orlando City a ...
What They're Saying: Tyler Adams    
"Having the opportunity to walk across that stage with all the friends that I started elementary ...
What They're Saying: Juan Carlos Osorio    
"Evidently I went too far, specifically with one of their assistants. We always understood and respected ...
Video Pick: Portugal's Bruma booms a brilliant volley    
Portugal struck only once in its 3-1 loss to Spain at the U-21 European Championship but ...
MLS Today: Hansen sidelined after hernia surgery    
Columbus rookie midfielder Niko Hansen underwent hernia surgery and is expected to be sidelined for Crew ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives