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Closing the Book

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There comes a time in every blog's life when you have to say "goodbye." For Footiebusiness, now seems like that moment. After more than five years, more than a thousand posts and hundreds of thousands of views, this labor of love has run its course. With three kids, a 50+ hour work week and soccer teams to coach, I can no longer devote the time necessary to keep the site fresh and full of the content my readers expect and my standards require.

Trivia Time

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Out of Town, but we do have time for a trivia question. Answer below:

Which English-language U.S. cable channel regularly showed games from the Major Indoor Soccer League in the early 1980s?

***The trivia questions come courtesy of Jamie Clary. Mr. Clary is the author of the First American Soccer Trivia Book, available through soccerprofessor.

Marketing the World Cup

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The World Cup is about 90 days away and some of the big international brands are starting to shift their marketing power into gear. Camilo Durana is the Global Director, Budweiser Sports & Entertainment. Mr. Durana oversees Budweiser's global sports, music, content and entertainment initiatives including the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM.

The Business of Playing in MLS: Chat with Richard Mulrooney

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In January we posted a two part chat with MLS veteran Carey Talley about some of the financial realities of playing in Major League Soccer. Today we are pleased to continue our series on the business of playing in MLS with our chat with former MLS All-Star and USMNT player Richard Mulrooney. Mr.

Monday After

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Week two of MLS action is in the books and it was another outstanding weekend at the gate. Prior to league action, there were great crowds for the Champions League games in mid-week. These included big numbers in KC and San Jose (given capacity) and a fair mid-week showing in LA. It was a busy weekend all around for soccer fans watching at home, with an array of EPL games during the weekend and other European leagues as well, all available on American television.

Mediating the Umpires?

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Major League Soccer is about to enter its second weekend with replacement referees because of an impasse that has caused a lockout of officials prior to the 2014 season. The parties are back to the bargaining table, now with the assistance of a Federal mediator.

Mediation is a non-binding process.

Television Thoughts

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The ratings are out for the opening match of the 2014 season on the NBC Sports Network, and the news was outstanding for MLS. John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal tweeted that the game drew 330,000 viewers, the highest number for a match on NBCSN since the first year on the network. Bolstered by a strong lead-in from the EPL, the numbers are a big win for the league, despite a relatively poor match.

Thinking About 2015

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The first week of the 2014 season is barely in the books, but I cannot help but think about the 2105 season as I look at the future of soccer in the USA. From a business perspective, the 2015 season seems overloaded with significant and important business milestones that will go a long way towards the health and maturity of the league.

Monday After

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The first round of Major League Soccer games are in the rear view mirror, with some great goals, a nationally televised dud and a globe trotting commissioner all part of the festivities. We will review the attendance from week one below, but first some business tidbits from the opening round. Commissioner Garber was presence on multiple telecasts during the weekend, including both local and national feeds.

Let’s Get it Started

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The 2014 Major League Soccer season gets underway this weekend, but there are a couple of business notes before the games begin.

First, the league announced a partnership with Kraft Foods with Capri-Sun becoming the official drink of MLS. Other Kraft beverages will be part of the deal as well, including Country Time Lemonade and Tang.

Soccer Business Bits: Chipotle & Trivia

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Earlier in the week, Major League Soccer and Chipotle Mexican Grill announced a multi-level partnership that will be centered on a Homegrown game that will be played during the All-Star Game festivities in Portland. In addition to the Homegrown Game, Chiptole will have relationships with 12 of the teams in MLS as well as individual players.

An Off-Season in Public Relations?

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What happens when the MLS season ends? For the public relations and communications departments of the various franchises, the work continues. Off-season work takes many forms, with roster changes, drafts, transfers and pre-season preparation all underway immediately. Lizz Summers is the Director of Communications for the New England Revolution.

Monday After

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The final preseason Monday After of the off season. We will have some great stuff this week as we get ready for the start of the 2014 campaign. On Tuesday will present an interview with Lizz Summers from the New England Revolution about what life is like in the public relations and communications departments of a Major League Soccer team.

SBJ Talks Soccer

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The Sports Business Journal has a pair of excellent pieces looking at MLS as the league prepares for the 2014 season. This is part of the annual MLS preview in the periodical. We will have more on this next week in the lead-up to the openers, but tonight we will focus on two of the articles. The first is a roundtable conversation with Adrian Hanauer, Tim Leiweke, Merritt Paulson, Anthony Precourt and Nick Sakiewicz.

Sporting Does a Deal

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On Tuesday, Sporting Kansas City announced a a deal with fan engagement technology company Excite, to provide in stadium technology and experiences for the Sporting faithful. Beginning with the 2014 season, Sporting fans will be able to use Excite within the team's Sporting Club Uphoria App for the iPhone and Android.