(WFI) According to several reports, Rooney has agreed in principle to join D.C. United of MLS.
April 29 – The challenges of running a professional league and fan engagement were among topics of debate at the first Global Leagues Forum in London.
June 24 – The Premier League inks a partnership with the Indian Super League to help bring best practice ideas to the venture launching in September.
June 20 – Also: Benfica sticks with Adidas … Meo to sponsor Portugal in Russia
March 10 – The Premier League and Barclays are developing the league’s first fan park outside the UK. Johannesburg will host the “free interactive experience”, with matches being shown on a 100sqm screen, later this month. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 1 – South Korean carmaker becomes biggest backer of Chinese football… English Premier League remains European football’s best moneymaker… Epson, Makita and Toyota renew with Asian Football Confederation. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Aug. 12 – Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore tells INSIDER he is hoping for the best ever season in the league’s 20th year… He also talks about the impact of the London riots on the EPL’s global image and growth of the league in emerging economies. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports.
June 21 – Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov increases his stake in Arsenal to over 29%, raising doubts over a complete takeover by Stan Kroenke. Chinese Taipei FA chief wants his nation to be in FIFA’s top 100 by 2019. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports.
22/2/2011 Revenues generated by Real Madrid and Barcelona have helped propel the Spanish Primera Division to the top of the rankings in a new European football merchandising report… Three Somali footballers are among the victims of a suicide car bombing in the country’s capital.
30/9/2010 West Ham United today submitted its bid to take over the 2012 Olympic Stadium, with vice chairman Karren Brady touting the proposal as “the only bid that can deliver London’s legacy commitment to the International Olympic Committee”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports