New York Yankees Invest in Soccer – Manchester City and Man United Target US Market


Randy Levine, President of the New York Yankees, Don Garber, MLS commissioner, and Ferran Soriano, Manchester City CEO. Photo: NYCFC/MLS

“You can choose to ignore it, compete against it, or embrace it. The Yankees embracing Man City signals the relevance of soccer in the U.S.”

Paul Swangard, Sports Marketing Director at the University of Oregon

The Yankees and Manchester City, two of the biggest global brands in sports, have formed a partnership to create an MLS soccer team called the New York City FC.

Yankees president Randy Levine said they will build a brand new stadium in Manhattan and begin play in 2015. “We know how to get things done in New York City. Like their late father George, Yankee owners Hal and Hank Steinbrenner are soccer fans. We are all in,” said Levine.  (more…)

The u90 Rumor Mill – Bale, Suarez, Benzema, Ronaldo and Rooney

u90 rumor mill - bale, suarez, benzema, ronaldo, rooney

I love the last ten days of the summer transfer window.  The last-minute scrambling for players; the smell of oil money in the air; the aura of desperation in the manager interviews; the rampant speculation, and the sheer controlled chaos of it all… there is just nothing like it in the world of football.  BY THE WAY, MY RAMPANT SPECULATION IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE.  DON’T MISS IT! (more…)

Benfica New Home Kit 2013/2014 Liga ZON Sagres Season – Leaked Pictures

Benfica 2013/2014 Home Kit Jersey Equipamento Principal Liga ZON Sagres

Sport Lisboa e Benfica’s New Home Kits for the 2013/2014 Liga ZON Sagres Season Leaked!

As an avid Benfica fan for the greater part of 30 years, I have to admit: though I love it like no other, I’ve never actually purchased the traditional home (red) jersey.  I own over a dozen Glorioso kits, and they come in every color but red.   (more…)

Top 4 Reasons David Moyes Will FAIL At Manchester United – GOLLUM Edition!

David Moyes - Gollum Funny

Top 4 reasons David Moyes will FAIL at Manchester United – GOLLUM Edition!

#1. There’s a huge difference in a manager who’s a proven winner, and David Moyes or Brendan Rodgers who have never won a thing in their lives. Ferguson arrived at United an established champion, with ten trophies in his belt including European glory over Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. (more…)

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