The new Major League Soccer franchise, New York City FC, will kick off their debut season next year at Yankee Stadium. It was a pending decision, and so far, NYCFC will play at the home of the New York Yankees.
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David Beckham recently acquired an MLS franchise. He now unveiled the stadium the Florida team will be playing in. Impressive.
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David Beckham has officially confirmed that he will own a Major League Soccer franchise located in Miami by 2015.
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Major League Soccer (MLS) has awarded Orlando an expansion franchise to begin its inaugural season in 2015.
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Football (or soccer) in the US is growing steadily but surely. A few months ago, New York City Football Club the MLS 20th franchise was born with the partnership between Manchester City and the NY Yankees. Commissioner Garber and MLS are planning 4 new teams by 2020.
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adidas leverage their marketing rights with the Major League Soccer, and one crucial element is the league matchball. adidas and Major League Soccer unveiled the updated adidas Prime, the official match ball for the 2013 MLS season.
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I often point out the growth of the Major League Soccer and how MLS franchises set themselves for success. MLS Commissioner Don Garber discusses the growth of the Major League Soccer at the Sports Business Daily studios in Charlotte. Take a listen.
The goal line technology in football is a topic FIFA officials have been far from being clear and consistent. The Major League Soccer however, would use the goal line technology and potentially add another milestone to grow football in the United States.
A very interesting interview of Don Garber (@thesoccerdon) on Forbes.com. Don Garber is the Major League Soccer Commissioner since 1999 and has established the MLS as one of the most competitive football/soccer leagues in the world. He explains the marketing strengths, the evolution of the league and its future. Take a look.
Major League Soccer and NBC Sports announced a new three-year agreement to televise 45 league matches and 4 United States national team games on the main network and on the NBC Sports Network, which will be the new name of the current cable station Versus. The deal will end the league’s relationship with Fox Soccer, which recently signed a one-year deal to carry matches in 2011.
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According to the Sports Business Journal, adidas and MLS agreed on extending their partnership until 2018. A new sponsorship deal worth $200 million. Thereby, adidas strengthen its position of official sponsor and gear supplier of the MLS for the 8 years to come.
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