August 9 – Manchester United teams with Kenyan finance company afb… Football Association of Wales strikes new deal with Vauxhall… Tire Pros hit the pitch in LA… More inside.
Sept. 21 – LA Galaxy parent company Anshultz Entertainment Group put up for sale… Paris St. Germain close to new shirt sponsorship and naming rights deals? … More inside this edition of The Football Sponsorship Column …
March 23 – Reigning champions LA Galaxy score the largest and longest sponsorship deal in Major League Soccer history… FIFA launches YouTube channel… Barcelona unveil Facebook app… More inside this edition of The Football Sponsorship Column.
Dec. 13 – Despite the corruption scandals that have plagued FIFA president Sepp Blatter this year, the Swiss is placed No. 19 in a newly published list of the “50 Most Influential People in the Sports Business”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 13 – David Beckham spearheads Samsung’s sponsorship launch of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. The former England captain hints at involvement with the Team GB football side at the Games but gives no indication of his next career move when his LA Galaxy contract expires. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from London.
May 4 – David Beckham says he’s keen to be part of the Team GB side – playing or coaching – at the London Olympics. The former England captain today signed a major sponsorship deal to be Samsung’s global brand ambassador for the Games. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
21/12/10 Major League Soccer announces schedule for “First Kick 2011″… Beckham enters final season of five-year LA Galaxy contract… MLS shoots high in TV rights talks with Fox Soccer Channel… Canadian government backs 2015 Women’s World Cup bid. INSIDER’s North American reporter Matthew Grayson reports.
29/9/2010 David Beckham says he has no plans to return to AC Milan when the Major League Soccer season finishes in November. The LA Galaxy star also still holds out hope that he can prolong his England career… Praise for 2011 AFC Asian Cup Qatar organisers with 100 days to go… CAF denounces fake nominee list.
9/8/2010 US coach Bob Bradley could become the first American to manage one of Europe’s top-flight clubs if he is appointed to replace Martin O’Neill who quit as Aston Villa manager today… David Beckham to return next month for the LA Galaxy… UEFA boss meets with Georgian football chiefs.
23/11/09 England star David Beckham misses out on winning his first piece of silverware with the LA Galaxy but looks ahead to investing in a future MLS franchise… top accolade for U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati.