5. MLS: Big money for new Bull; a Whopper deal; Chivas Girls

The North Jersey Herald reports that the New York Red Bulls new signing, Austrian midfielder Markus Schopp, who arrived on loan from Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg, is being paid between $1.2 million and $1.5 million to play for New York for the rest of the season and the 2007 season, with $180,000 and $200,000 coming from MLS and the rest from Red Bull Salzburg, with the help of parent company Red Bull. ...

The Whopper is now the official hamburger of MLS, reports Sports Business Journal, which notes that MLS has signed its first national sponsorship deal with a fast-food chain. The seven-figure, multiyear agreement was spurred by Burger King's desire to "expand its penetration of the Hispanic market." It includes a sweepstakes promotion offering a chance to win a trip to MLS Cup and an opportunity to score $100,000 in a shooting contest. ...

Chivas USA is selling ChivaGirls Calendars for $13.50 at ChivasGirls.com. ...
Next story loading loading..