Five Years and Counting

wozardsOn Monday, the Portland Timbers announced a 15 year stadium naming rights deal.  Big news, but today is set aside for a bit navel gazing.

Today marks the start of year six of this website.   It has been a great ride and one that I hope to continue to enjoy and improve. When I started the site, I had no idea how long it would last, whether there was any interest in the business aspects of American soccer or whether anyone would read what I wrote.  Five years later,  I couldn’t be more pleased with how things have evolved.

Many journalists switch beats every so often because the subject matter gets stale and coverage repetitive, but the business of soccer keeps giving.  Since I started writing, the business developments in American soccer have come fast and furious.  New television deals, jersey sponsorships, expansion, stadium construction and an array of additional items continue to alter the business landscape of soccer in the United States.

I am gratified by the multitudes that come here every day for information about the business of the beautiful game and then keep coming back for more. It has been more fun and more challenging to bring fresh content on a daily basis than I ever could have imagined and it has been the feedback from readers that have motivated the site to continue to move forward.   So to our readers, we offer a big THANK

We’ve added some great guest authors, trivia, interviews and more.  Over the next few weeks we plan to have some great interviews with folks from all areas of soccer and business.  Keep coming back and you won’t be disappointed.

I am looking forward to a bigger and better sixth year and invite you to let me know what stories you want Footiebusiness to cover.  As always, if you have an interest in guest posting or just want to discuss the business of the game, feel free to drop a line to

Thanks again for reading.



5 Responses

  1. I’ve been with the league since day one. I am a galaxy fan since 1996. Thank you for all the work you put in. spanish is my first lenguage and the spanish media does not cover MLS they are all in for the mexican league. hope one day that will change. Well, just want to thank you and let you know that I look forward to read your articles everyday.

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  3. Congratulation’s Ben, I love your website!
    Here’s to another five years.
    Keep up the great work.

    Long live MLS.

  4. Thank you for the kind words. Looking forward to a great sixth year.

  5. Congrats on a successful 5 years! Wondered if you would be interested in writing something about Pro Sports Pathways, we are hoping to forge links with the MLS and need a way to gain some exposure about us trying to help young players play pro. Check out our website and see if you are interested. I am sure you could write some great stuff about us.

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