Soccer

Soccer Rights Overseas

Private equity firms Advent International and BC Partners have approached Germany’s DFL sporting organization about the possibility of acquiring a minority stake in Bundesliga International GmbH, which manages the media […]

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Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney Land Soccer Club Wrexham AFC

The duo’s bid for the club included plans to grow its popularity through media content, like a “Hard Knocks”-esque documentary series.

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Soccer Content Play

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney want to invest $2.6 million into Welsh football team Wrexham AFC. Content opportunities are reportedly at the center of the actors’ interest in the team.

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El Clásico Debut For U.S.’s Sergiño Dest Presents Boon for LaLiga

Sergiño Dest, a 19-year-old defender for Barcelona, will become the first-ever American soccer player to start and play in the famed match between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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Manchester United Reports 18.8% Drop in Revenue

The club’s matchday revenue dropped 19%, while broadcasting revenue dropped 41.9%, but not entirely due to the pandemic.

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MLS Launches Series of Social Justice Initiatives

Among the efforts is a $1 million donation from owners to Black Players For Change, the group of more than 170 players that first banded together in June.

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Spotify’s Sports Growth

Spotify’s sports podcast content has tripled in the past 18 months, solidifying the streaming service’s recent dedication to the space. There are more than 800,000 hours of sports content streamed […]

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Soccer Overhaul Rejected

An overhaul of the English soccer system — proposed by American owners of Liverpool and Manchester United — has been rejected. The plan, named Project Big Picture, was leaked earlier […]

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Former USWNT Head Coach Jill Ellis Appointed to Topps Board

Former head U.S. Women’s National Team soccer coach Jill Ellis is joining the Topps Company’s Board of Directors.

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Famed Exec Billy Beane Poised to Move on From Baseball

Beane co-chairs RedBall Acquisition Corp. — a special purpose acquisition company that raised $575 million — which has a deal to merge with Red Sox owner John Henry and his various sports entities.

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