2/3/2010 Ivan Gazidis tells an audience at the Soccerex European Forum that club owners need to adopt a more collaborative approach to guarantee financial stability… Chelsea’s finance director reveals its results for the year to date are “significantly cash positive”… MLS chief praises Beckham contribution to US soccer.
2/3/2010 The Soccerex European Forum gets under way in Manchester with representatives from 217 football clubs in attendance. Some of the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup are here in numbers but Australia and Holland-Belgium are notable absentees. WFI editor Mark Bisson reports.
26/2/2010 Negotiations for a new Major League Soccer collective bargaining agreement have fallen apart but players have been told to keep working for now without a CBA.
22/2/2010 World Football Insider rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today.
12/2/2010 Snowstorm in Washington D.C. stalls talks between Major League Soccer and MLS Players Union over a new collective bargaining agreement… International Football Association Board to discuss goal-line technology and sending-off offences… Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in line for Laureus award.
23/1/2010 The MLS Players Union advises players to attend pre-season training while negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement continue. Expansion franchise Philadelphia Union make their MLS debut in March. (AP)
11/12/09 Montreal Impact are poised to become Major League Soccer’s 19th team… North American soccer leagues in talks with U.S. federation… Canadian FA approves budget and appoints national team coach.
8/12/09 MLS commissioner Don Garber and U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati tell WFI that the domestic league is in great shape and enthusiasm for football has never been higher.
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.
18/11/09 Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber on the Seattle Sounders success, expansion plans and the growing attraction of the league in the U.S.