Sept. 1 – The homes of seven Major League Soccer franchises are joining forces in an effort to bring more business to what are otherwise soccer-specific stadia… Head of Women’s Professional Soccer steps down less than a week after the league wrapped up its third season. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Aug. 19 – With NBC’s investment, growth in MLS attendances, Jurgen Klinsmann’s appointment as US national team coach and the star-studded World Football Challenge, this was a super summer for soccer in the USA. INSIDER columnist Terry Baddoo ponders whether this can be the catalyst to turn the game in America from minor to major.
Aug. 10 – A three-year deal with NBC will widen the reach of Major League Soccer beginning in 2012. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
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.
April 26 – As J.League resumes, Japanese Football Association president Junji Ogura says his country’s clubs are working “tremendously hard” to recover from the devastating earthquake… Australian government announces wide-ranging review of football five months after failed 2022 World Cup bid… El Jimador tequila sponsors Major League Soccer.
April 15 – Japan will send its national team to Argentina after all… Bidding underway for right to sell hospitality packages to Brazil 2014 World Cup… Pepsi and MLS renew sponsorship. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
April 14 – David Beckham says this Major League Soccer season won’t necessarily be his last and expresses interest in playing at London Games… Brazilian football icon follows Pele to New York for a second time. INSIDER’s Americas correspondent Matthew Grayson reports.
April 13 – Newly-installed NASL commissioner David Downs tells INSIDER his budding league’s biggest rival is neither Major League Soccer nor North America’s other major sports leagues. He spoke to INSIDER’s Americas correspondent Matthew Grayson.
March 31 – Major League Soccer confirms first-ever participation in World Football Challenge, with Man Utd and Barca the international headliners… USA’s 2022 World Cup bid leader to head second-tier American league. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports from Atlanta.
25/2/2011 Pele and Cantona join Cosmos’ Asian promotional tour… Adidas invites suggestions ahead of London Olympics… FIFA’s top partners join Brazil World Cup organisers for first 2014 commercial event… MLS gets official insurer… Zimbabwean Premier League signs title sponsor. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.