Every so often, we take a look at how various media are covering soccer in the United States. We’ll start with Forbes Magazine, which conducted a lengthy interview with Commissioner Garber and posted more than 30 minutes of the discussion on its website. Given the nature of the publication, the questions and answers have a dedicated business focus and he provides some fantastic insights into how MLS is run as a business. He discusses expansion, the finances of the team/leagues and much more. For those interested in the business of MLS, we definitely recommend this interview.
The Boston Herald (via Revs beat writer Kyle McCarthy) provides a discussion of the upcoming Manchester United visit to Foxboro, Most interestingly, McCarthy includes some quotes from the Commissioner about the tension inherent in growing the game through visits from such enormous clubs and the congestion it creates in its schedule.
The Portland Tribune continued its coverage of the nascent Timbers with this piece about the US Open Cup victory over Chivas USA.
The Salt Lake Tribune continued its excellent coverage of RSL with a piece on the Champions League match against Saprissa. Seemingly no team in MLS receives better coverage from its local media than RSL. Team members are frequently featured on local radio, the paper frequently provides in depth reporting and local news and sports broadcasts often devote significant time to covering the team.