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Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew SC Exploring Move to Texas

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Could Texas be getting a third MLS team? It could come by means of Crew SC relocation

Anthony Precourt, chief executive officer of Precourt Sports Ventures which owns Columbus Crew SC, has announced that the company is looking into the idea of options away from Columbus which includes Austin, TX.

Some Soccer News for Sep 18, 2017

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It's Day 261 of 2017.


Minnesota United announced that they have hired Chris Wright as their new Chief Executive Officer.
  • He was previously President of Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) and Minnesota Lynx (WNBA).

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It was great to see Minnesota beat on old rival (Montreal), even if almost none of you recognize it as such.

Toronto FC to part ways with Payne

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By KEVIN KOCZWARA

Kevin Payne lasted just nine months on the job as Toronto FC's President and General Manager before the team decided to part ways with the former D.C. Unitedpresident and chief executive officer. Payne will reportedly remain in Toronto with the team to help transition the team, but without his previous title.

Reports: D.C. Architect Payne Headed to Toronto

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Kevin Payne, the chief architect of arguably the most successful team in Major League Soccer history, is headed to Toronto FC, according to multiple reports. Payne, 59, has served as president and chief executive officer of D.C. United since 1994. [...]

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Paulson: Timbers Gain Cap Space In Mwanga-Perlaza Trade

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In the analysis and commentary on the Danny Mwanga trade for Jorge Perlaza, a great deal of weight was given to the Philadelphia Union gaining salary cap room and a speedy player.

Based upon the Major League Soccer Players Union's publicly released basic salary and guaranteed compensation numbers, Mwanga was making $250,000/$356,250 this year and Perlaza was making $100,000/$115,000 this season.

Friday Ticker: City CEO Cook resigns amid email scandal, Puyol fit and more

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Manchester City chief executive officer Garry Cook has paid the ultimate price for an ill-mannered email mishap.

Cook resigned on Friday after being found culpable of sending an offensive email to defender Nedum Onuoha's mother that mocked her battle with cancer. Cook reportedly meant to send the response to City's director of football, Brian Marwood, but instead mistakenly sent it Dr.

Chicago Fire de los Cobos, Vancouver Caps Thordarson

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It is almost never a mistake for a team to fire a coach. It's like a relationship - once it gets to the point where you're seriously asking whether you should break up, you should probably break up.

The mistake almost always ends up being the choice of replacement. In many cases, the choice could end up being so poor that it calls into question the original decision to can the previous coach.

Teitur Thordarson Out as Head Coach of Vancouver Whitecaps; Tom Sohn to Take over For Remainder of Season

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The Vancouver Whitecaps announced Monday afternoon that Teitur Thordarson has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the organization.

According to a source the team held a meeting with all its players this morning where Director of Soccer Operations Tom Soehn gave players the news.

Stats fans rejoice, MLS will improve data collection

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Major League Soccer and Opta, known as a worldwide leader in sports data, have formed a multi-year partnership to improve the collection and distribution capabilities for the league.

This may not sound like a huge deal, unless you've ever tried to comb through the barren landscape of MLS statistics.

Ticket deal Whitecaps, Timbers, Sounders

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VANCOUVER, BC The Vancouver Whitecaps have reached a unique agreement with their historic Pacific Northwest rivals which will make it easier for fans to travel to away Major League Soccer games. Under the plan, the Whitecaps, Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders will make up to 500 tickets available for visiting fans.

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Swiss open corruption probe against PSG’s Al-Khelaifi, ex-FIFA executive Valcke

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Geneva (AFP) – Switzerland has opened a criminal probe targeting Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, and FIFA’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke, over alleged corruption in the sale of World Cup media rights.

“The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has opened a criminal proceeding against the former Secretary General of FIFA and against the Chief Executive Officer of the BEIN MEDIA GROUP LLC in connection with the award of World Cup media rights,” said the statement on Thursday from Swiss prosecutors, referring to Valcke and Al-Khelaifi.

Swiss open corruption probe against PSG’s Al-Khelaifi, ex-FIFA executive Valcke

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Geneva (AFP) – Switzerland has opened a criminal probe targeting Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, and FIFA’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke, over alleged corruption in the sale of World Cup media rights.

“The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has opened a criminal proceeding against the former Secretary General of FIFA and against the Chief Executive Officer of the BEIN MEDIA GROUP LLC in connection with the award of World Cup media rights,” said the statement on Thursday from Swiss prosecutors, referring to Valcke and Al-Khelaifi.

English Premier League

A Better Arsenal? A plan for the future

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My personal opinion on a future Arsenal FC management structure:

(A) Board & senior management:

Chairman: Sir Chips Keswick
Chief Executive Officer (Executive & Supervisory Board): Ivan Gazidis
Director (Supervisory Board): Arsene Wenger (replacing Ken Friar)
Director (Supervisory Board): Lord Harris of Peckham
Director (Supervisory Board): Stan Kroenke
Director (Supervisory Board): Josh Kroenke
Chief Financial Officer (Executive Board): Stuart Wisely
Chief Commercial Officer (Executive Board): Vinai Venkatesham
Technical/Sports director (Executive Board): (Thierry Henry)
Secretary: David Miles

(B) Coaching staff:

Manager: (New guy)
Assistant manager (Defence): Steve Bould
Assistant manager (Attack): Dennis Bergkamp (replacing Boro Primorac)
First-team coach: Neil Canfield (Mikel Arteta understudies him at some point!

Roberto Mancini Signs New Long-Term Deal At Manchester City

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Manchester City killed off Russian interest in Roberto Mancini on Monday night by making him the highest-paid manager in the country after agreeing a £37.5million five-year deal.

The 47-year-old, who guided City to last season's Barclays Premier League title, signed a contract extension worth £7.

Mancini Signs New Long-Term Deal At City

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Manchester City killed off Russian interest in Roberto Mancini on Monday night by making him the highest-paid manager in the country after agreeing a £37.5million five-year deal.

The 47-year-old, who guided City to last season's Barclays Premier League title, signed a contract extension worth £7.

Peter Storrie vs The Pompey Supporters Trust: The Supporters Choice?

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If there is one lesson that can surely be taken from the last few years of the subsistence of Portsmouth Football Club, it must surely be that this, perhaps above all other clubs, is the one that defines everything that is wrong with football club ownership in this country at this time. This is the club at which wages far above and beyond a level that could ever reasonably maintained and which eventually found itself eventually being kicked from pillar to post as speculators from across the world, none of whom had any previous connection with the club and who, we can be reasonably certain, were primarily interested only in the possibility of that elusive pot of gold at the end of the Premier League rainbow, walked away scot-free as the club bumped from crisis to crisis.

Liverpool's Demands For New Deal Were Unrealistic, Says Adidas Chief

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Liverpool lost their lucrative partnership with Adidas after demanding too much money for their on-field performance, according to the firm's chief executive.
The Premier League club's current deal with Adidas, the world's second biggest sporting goods manufacturer, expires at the end of the season after talks over an extension collapsed last year.

Financial fair play slammed by CEO

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Everton's Chief Executive Officer Robert Elstone has slammed UEFA's "Financial Fair Play" rules, pointing out that it only serves the establishments of Europe's biggest clubs.

Despite seeing his own side struggle to compete financially, Elstone believes that owners should be able to invest how they want, giving smaller clubs the opportunity to compete with the traditional giants of football.

Peter Storrie, Al Fahim and Pompey’s Unbelievable Level

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This article first appeared on Pompeyonline in March 2011 and is part of a series aimed at chronicling the history of the club's fall into administration.

"One point two million pound a year, Peter? You're havin' a laugh, mush!"

Immortal words, captured by Sky on 26February 2010.

Ipswich fires Keane

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Ipswich Town soccer club fired manager Roy Keane, 20 months after the former Manchester United midfielder took on the job.

Keane, 39, replaced the fired Jim Magilton in April 2009 after spending two years at Sunderland, which he led to the Premier League. He won 12 major trophies during nine years playing for United.

North American Soccer League

Could Renovations of Dennis P. Long Stadium Help to Bring Pro Soccer Back To St. Louis?

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It was about a year ago when an alarm, figuratively speaking, sounded in the CEO's office at World Wide Technology's headquarters in St. Louis. "The Soccer Park was going to be sold to a non-soccer group," said Jim Kavanaugh, WWT's chief executive officer and co-founder. On principle alone, the prospective sale bothered Kavanaugh, whose soccer [.

Atlanta Silverbacks Press Conference Reveals a Few More NASL Details

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The Atlanta Silverbacks, who just recently were announced as one of eight teams to play in the newly provisionally sanctioned North American Soccer League, held a press conference on Wednesday. Attending the press conference were Atlanta Silverbacks Chairman Boris Jerkunica and President Michael Oki.

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QPR Report Friday: QPR's Beard on Football Finances, QPR, and Ending Relegation?...Most Red Cards in Prem...Raving about Ephraim...OTD: Anfield Win

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Gazidis – We WILL spend money on defence (And no Cesc bids)

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The Arsenal Chief Executive Officer Ivan Gazidis has promised the fans that that the Gunners DO have substantial funds to invest and they still intend to strengthen the "areas of weakness" before the end of the transfer window. As every Arsenal fan (and his dog) know that it has been the defence that has been [.

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Galaxy announce MLS-record 10-year, $44 million jersey sponsorship extension

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Galaxy Coach Bruce Area and Anshutz Entertainment Group Chief Executive Officer Tim Leiweke annoint Herbalife Chief Executive Officer Michael Johnson as the Galaxy's new No. 10 at a press conference near Torrance today (Photo by Staff Photographer Robert Casillas). The six-year Galaxy-Herbalife sponsorship deal will now extend through 2022, bringing

Young Lions Press Release

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Singapore, 27 January 2011 – In what can only be described as a major development in Singapore football, regional retailing giant Courts announced today that it has signed on to become the official title sponsor of Young Lions Football Club, a team currently featuring in the S.League. With immediate effect, the team will be known as the Courts Young Lions.

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[Media Information] Mr Johan Gouttefangeas steps down as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the S.League

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(This entry is formulated based on the transcript of the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore)
"I'm stepping down" said Johan Gouttefangeas(facing front)
SINGAPORE, 30 JANUARY 2012 – The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) announced today that Mr Johan Gouttefangeas will step down as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the S.

[Media Information] Update on appointment of S.League Deputy CEO

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(The entry is formulated based on the transcript of the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore).

File PictureSINGAPORE, 27 JANUARY 2012 – The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has completed its investigation into the allegations against S.League Deputy Chief Executive Officer Johan Gouttefangeas (pictured above).

[Media Information] Statement from CEO S.League pertaining to Hougang United FC’s letter to FAS

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(Media Information from the Football Association of Singapore)

The home ground of Hougang United - Hougang Stadium
SINGAPORE, 24 June 2011: Mr Winston Lee, Chief Executive Officer of S.League said: "FAS has noted the contents of the complaint letter which we received earlier this morning and we believe that it is identical to the version sent out to the press yesterday.

[Media Information] Courts Announce Landmark Partnership with Young Lions

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(The content of this entry are provided by SPRG and Fulford PR, the PR agencies for Courts[Singapore] and Vanda Sports Group respectively)

(P.S: The copyrights of the images depicted in this blog entry belong to Vanda Sports Group.)

(Pictured above) Members of the Courts Young Lions with their new jersey.

The Rest

USL announces expansion franchise in Birmingham

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USL officially announced Tuesday afternoon that it would add an expansion franchise in Birmingham, Alabama. The franchise would join the league in 2019 but will play in the PDL starting in 2018.

The owners of the Birmingham team include Jeff Logan, co-owner of the minor league baseball team Birmingham Barons, James Outland, founding and managing partner of New Capital Partners and Lee Styslinger, III, chairman and chief executive officer of Altec, Inc.

Califf, Sakiewicz Discuss Possibility Of Future Coaching Role For Former Captain

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Rumors were abound this weekend about the possibility of the Philadelphia Union swapping Freddy Adu for FC Dallas' Brek Shea, but nothing came of it. However, it was another possible Union related player move that was discussed over the weekend that will more likely happen.

According to multiple sources, the Union's Chief Executive Officer and President flew out to California to talk to a former member of the team for a future role on it.

Roma Signs Deal With Walt Disney In Florida

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American owned AS Roma has signed a six-year deal with the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex that will allow the American-owned club to hold its winter-break training in Orlando Florida and hopefully expand its fan base in the U.S.

The deal makes the three-time Serie A champions the official professional soccer team of the facility, near the Walt Disney World Resort.

Rampone Headlines NACWAA Convention in Pittsburgh

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The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) will bring more than 500 attendees, speakers and special guests to Pittsburgh October 9-11 for its 2011 National Convention. U.S. Soccer's Women's National Team captain Christie Rampone and NCAA President Mark Emmert and will headline the event at the historic Omni William Penn Hotel.

Soccer Business Bits: New WPS CEO, LiveStrong Business & More

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Women's Professional Soccer has announced appointment of Jennifer Pogorelec O'Sullivan as the League's new Chief Executive Officer. O'Sullivan formerly served as the Vice President of Labor and Legal Affairs for the Arena Football League. She is a law school graduate and sports industry veteran.

When Can a Potential Hurricane Lighten the Mood?

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Answer: It can't. Not really.

But in an attempt to lighten the mood against what many on here seem to see as an almost certain loss to the hated Seattle Sounders on Saturday, let's see if Tropical Storm/Hurricane Don can delay matters somewhat. Them Seattles may have rain for 330 (or more) out of every 365 days per year, but they come down here and we'll show them what a Gulf Coast rainstorm can do!

Sunday Morning Union Freekicks: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda Three Points

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The Philly Soccer Page " Match report: San Jose 0-0 Union

A second half of dominance produced no goals for the Union, who earned their first west coast point but were good enough that they should have had more.

Postgame: Union vs San Jose Earthquakes " Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi.

LFC Confirm Tour Game In Malaysia

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Liverpool FC is delighted to announce they will be playing a Malaysia XI on Saturday July 16 during the Club's Asia Tour - sponsored by Standard Chartered.
Organized by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur will host the match with kick-off at 5.