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World Cup Qualification a Financial 'Bonanza' for USSF

  • Forbes.com, Thursday, September 12, 2013 2:23 PM

Forbes points out that one of the biggest impacts qualifying for the World Cup has is on U.S. Soccer’s finances. According to the Daily Telegraph, a World Cup participant is guaranteed $12.5 million, rising to $25 million for a quarterfinalist.

Compared to the NFL, that is a pittance, but to the U.S. Soccer Federation, “it’s a bonanza,” Forbes says. In 2012, the USSF had total revenues of $60 million, down from $66 million in 2011. That $12.5 million suddenly seems like a lot.

A good showing at the World Cup would also presumably up U.S. Soccer’s sponsorship revenue, as both its shirt sponsorship with Nike, which is worth $12.6 million, and its sponsor agreements through Soccer United Marketing expire at the end of 2014.

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1 comment about "World Cup Qualification a Financial 'Bonanza' for USSF".
  1. R2 Dad, September 12, 2013 at 9:01 p.m.

    Compared to the $40M/year deal Barca penned, the US has a ways to go.

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