Today we thought we would take a quick peek at some popular soccer websites to see what kind of business news is making headlines. It is the era of the DP in MLS with signings coming fast and furious. MLSRumors is reporting on an apparent continuation of that trend. Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of the ownership group gave indications at a recent press conference that Houston will be aggressive in the DP market in 2011.
At MatchFit, Jason Davis offers his thoughts on the debut of FSC’s new show “Soccer Talk Live”. The show features former MLS midfielder and ESPN broadcaster Kyle Martino. After two weeks, reviews have not been positive and Davis echoes those thoughts. We admittedly not seen the show, but the MatchFit review is fairly comprehensive and is definitely worth a read.
duNord does what it always does so well with a round-up of soccer news from around the country. He includes a number of interesting business stories including some about travel to Central America for Champions League matches. There are also good stories about stadiums and ticket sales.
SoccerAmerica provides an update on the status of attendance in MLS. The league is showing a 2% increase in average attendance with 16, 350 as the season average.