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Once again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Here are links to stories that still have relevance(IMO). Some are old, some not so old.
With MLS season approaching, I plan on being more active. I’m thinking the focus will shift away from regular attendance reports to the next great hurdle for the league, higher TV ratings and revenues. That’s certainly the pathway to raising the quality level of play. A big year, with national TV contracts up for renewal and a new CBA on the horizon.
Hope you enjoy.


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It’s been a while since I’ve posted. New home, holidays and all that that entails. Here are links to stories that still have relevance(IMO). Some are old, some not so old. Hope you enjoy.


MLS

Interesting Reads

The Business of Soccer


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NOTICE

  • I know that some of these are not quite the ‘latest’, but I’m in the midst of a cross country move, but still reading and collecting soccer news that may be of interest to some of you. Thanks for checking in.

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    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know by now that Manchester City of the EPL and the New York Yankees of MLS have partnered up to be the 20th franchise in MLS.
    I’m not going to link to any of the gazillion stories that have flooded the soccersphere, just do a search and you’ll find all you want to know, and more.
    I will, however, give you my two cents on this announcement. It’s good. Having grown up in the New York metro area, I can say that the Red Bulls are a New Jersey team. Period.
    Money is the driving force in a league that still has too many teams that struggle to achieve financial stability. Television is the cash cow that the league has yet to milk and another team in the #1 media market with owners of deep pockets is the smart way to go. I have written several articles over the years about the need for MLS to tap national TV revenues more deeply in order to achieve the level they aspire to and this is the best way to try and gain appreciable levels of TV rights fees increases when all of the contracts expire in 2014.
    That’s it from me. Writers like Grant Wahl, Steve Davis, Drew Epperly and others have written some good pieces on the expansion. I’d advise you to peruse them if you want more opinions. And for a good laugh, read the comments or the twitter stream of #MLS for the usual moronic postings from the ignorant mob.

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Quick Note

    Take Me Out to the Ballgame, my weekly MLS attendance report, will not post on Monday after Week 8 as I will be otherwise occupied. I will post it along with Week 9 sometime around April 29 or 30.
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