SSC Napoli returns to the United States for the first time in 30 years next month for two matches against FC Barcelona in the inaugural LaLiga-Serie A Cup. The Italian side also recently launched its exclusive brand store on Amazon.com in America. Continue reading “SSC Napoli Has Sights Set on US Market”
A sellout crowd of 62,493 were in attendance for the 2019 Gold Cup Final on July 7 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
The majority of the fans, though, weren’t rooting for the home team. The Soldier Field stands were a sea of green, white and red. The sights and sounds seemed more like Estadio Azteca. Continue reading “Jorge Campos Hopes to See More Mexican Players in MLS”
While soccer has seen visible growth in both interest and participation in the United States, unfortunately not everyone attracted to the world’s most-popular sport has a platform to play and enjoy it.
Powerade, the official sports drink of the U.S. Women’s National Team, is partnering with the United States Soccer Foundation to change that. Continue reading “Powerade, U.S. Soccer Foundation Create Safe Spaces For Girls to Play”
When David Neal joined FOX Sports in 2012, executives David Hill and Eric Shanks told the veteran producer a major priority was to elevate the FIFA Women’s World Cup and its broadcast. The event is considered one of the crown jewels at FOX Sports. Continue reading “Women’s World Cup a Priority for FOX Sports”
One of the five pillars for LaLiga North America, the joint venture between LaLiga and Relevent Sports to expand Spanish soccer and the league’s brand in the United States and Canada, is to develop talent while promoting the sport as a whole. Continue reading “LaLiga Partners With Alianza De Futbol”
Jokin Aperribay referred to it as one of the worst parts of his job. The Real Sociedad president said selling a player—no matter the price tag or transfer fee—is always an unhappy moment. Continue reading “Real Sociedad Takes Pride in Promoting Local Youth Players”
The popularity of soccer—both in participation and interest—is increasing in the United States. There’s no doubting that.
According to a 2018 Gallup poll, 7% of Americans cited soccer as their favorite sport to watch, while 9% preferred America’s pastime baseball. Not only is soccer growing as a whole in the United States, but Major League Soccer (MLS), the top domestic league, has experienced a 27% rise in interest since 2012, according to Nielsen Sports Sponsorlink. Continue reading “Soccer’s Growth in U.S. Has Legends Excited”
“FC Bayern is a company, but in the first instance it is a club with the membership at its core.”
The Bavarian soccer giants prioritize its more than 290,000 members first and foremost. Three-quarters of its stockholders are from this base, with adidas, Audi and Allianz comprising the other 25% at 8.33% apiece. Continue reading “FC Bayern Munich Prioritizing Fan-First Approach to Internationalization”
When a club takes the field against FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, powerhouses in La Liga and world soccer, it’s typically a David vs. Goliath scenario. The two giants of the game have won a combined 58 LaLiga titles, 49 Copa del Rey crowns and 18 UEFA Champions League trophies. Continue reading “FC Barcelona, Real Madrid Paving Way for LaLiga Clubs in U.S.”
Members of the 1999 FIFA World Cup champion United States Women’s National Team were honored during halftime of the USWNT’s 6-0 win against Belgium on April 7 in front of 20,941 fans at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Brandi Chastain Praises USWNT’s Fight for Equality”