Juventus, Adidas Renew Kit Supplier Contract For 6 Years

Miami, FL (Saturday, January 5, 2019, by Kenneth Russo)

The first week of the new year sees the leaders of Serie A, Juventus, reaching a six-year extension of their contract with Adidas. The German company will now continue to supply kits and merchandise for Juve until 2027. The contract extension is worth $58 million USD per year. The new agreement begins at the start of the 2019-2020 season.

The Serie A champions’ previous six-year agreement with the kit supplier was set to expire in 2021. Under terms of the contract extension, Adidas will pay Juventus $464 million USD over the course of the next eight seasons. Adidas will also be the technical partner of the club’s youth side. Other terms and conditions of the existing contract remain unchanged.

Juventus have made a concerted effort to increase their marketability, highlighted by signing last summer of global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for a fee of €100 million ($114 million USD). They also had a special shirt featured (see cover photo) in this year’s edition of the EA Sports series, FIFA 19.

Juventus releases a statement about this new deal with Adidas: “During this period, Adidas will be the technical partner of all Juventus teams for a minimum fixed consideration of €408 million. The consideration does not include additional royalty payments upon exceeding a threshold of sales and sports performance bonuses.”

The club news release added: “With respect to the excellent performance of the commercial partnership and to the increased visibility of the Juventus brand in 2018, Adidas recognised an additional bonus of €15 million for 2018, which will be paid prior to 31 December 2018.”

In a separate agreement, Adidas will also grant Juventus a $17 million USD bonus as a result of the club’s successful 2018 season, in which the Torino based club won Italian soccer’s Scudetto for a seventh consecutive year.

It’s been another stellar season thus far for La Vecchia Dama. They sit nine points clear of rivals Napoli and are favourites to win an eighth consecutive Scudetto. Massimiliano Allegri’s side have only having dropped four points in the first half of the season.

Bem-vindo o Primeiro Diretor De Futebol de Inter Miami CF

Miami, FL (sexta-feira, 4 de janeiro de 2019) Kenneth Russo

O Clube Internacional de Futebol Miami anunciou ontem que contratou Kurt Schmid como seu primeiro Diretor de Futebol. Schmid é um veterano de 10 anos da MLS. Ele se junta à Inter Miami CF após uma carreira decorada com o LÁ Galaxy e o Seattle Sounders.

Disse o Diretor Esportivo Paul McDonough: “Estamos muitos felizes em receber Kurt a família de Inter Miami. Suas profundas raízes e conhecimento no cenário nacional do futebol, juntamente com sua vasta experiência como espectador de talentos internacionais, serão componentes inestimáveis para nosso clube e nosso equipe técnica.”

Kurt trabalhará diretamente com o Diretor Esportivo, Paul McDonough, em todos os aspectos relacionados ao futebol do primeiro time e da academia, com um foco particular na busca de talentos, nas esferas locais e internacionais do clube.

A carreira de Kurt na MLS começou em 2009, quando ele se juntou ao Seattle Sounders como Assistente Técnico e Caçador de Talentos em sua temporada inicial. Durante suas sete temporadas com os Sounders, ele os ajudou em quatros títulos de U.S. Open Cup (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014) e um título de Supporters Shield em 2014. Ele foi nomeado Diretor de Espectadores em 2016. Imediatamente após a vitória na Copa da MLS em 2016 ele foi promovido ao cargo de Diretor de Pessoal para Jogadores.

Após seu tempo com os Sounders, Kurt se juntou ao Galaxy em 2017, onde atuou como Diretor de Espectadores e Pessoal de Jogadores.

Antes de sua carreira na MLS, Kurt trabalhou como Assistente Técnico em nível universitário, primeiro no Saint Mary’s College e depois na University of California Irvine em 2007-08. Também, Schmid jogou futebol nas universidades de Wake Forest e UCLA, vencendo um campeonato da NCAA com a UCLA em 2002. Ele recebeu um diploma bacharel da UCLA em Economia e Negócios.

Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami Names First Technical Director

Miami, FL (Thursday, January 3, 2019) by Kenneth Russo

Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami today announced that it has retained the services of Kurt Schmid as the club’s first Technical Director.

Schmid has worked in Major League Soccer for the past ten years, and moves to Miami after a career with the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders.

Kurt will begin working with Sporting Director Paul McDonough on all soccer-related initiatives of the first team and the academy, with a particular focus on leading scouting efforts. The club’s scouting will include both local and international players.

Sporting Director Paul McDonough said, “We are extremely happy to welcome Kurt to the Inter Miami family. His deep roots in the national soccer landscape, paired with his vast global scouting experience will be an invaluable component for our club and our technical staff.”

Kurt’s career highlights include working as an assistant coach and a scout for Seattle in the clubs first season in MLS in 2009. He spent seven seasons with Seattle, during which time the club won four U.S. Open Cups (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014) and one Supporters’ Shield (2014). In 2016, he became the head scout. After Seattle won MLS Cup in 2016, he was named Director of Player Personnel.

In 2017, Kurt became the Director of Player Personnel and Scouting for the Los Angeles Galaxy. His career also goes back to the university level, where he worked at Saint Mary’s College as an Assistant Coach, later working in the same capacity at the University of California Irvine in 2007-08. Kurt also played soccer while attending Wake Forest University and UCLA. He won an NCAA Chanpionship with UCLA in 2002. He is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Business Economics.

Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami contrata su primer Director de Fútbol

Miami, FL (jueves, 3 de enero de 2019) por Kenneth Russo

El Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami anunció hoy que han contratado Kurt Schmid, un veterano de 10 años de la MLS. Se une al Inter Miami después de una carrera decorada con los LA Galaxy y los Seattle Sounders. Será el primer Director de Fútbol del club.

En su nuevo puesto con Inter Miami CF, Kurt trabajará directamente con el Director Deportivo, Paul McDonough, en todos los aspectos relacionados con el fútbol del primer equipo y la academia, con un enfoque particular en la búsqueda de talento, en un nivel local tanto que internacional para el club.

“Estamos muy contentos de dar la bienvenida a Kurt a la familia de Inter Miami”, dijo el Director Deportivo Paul McDonough. “Sus profundas raíces y conocimiento en el panorama del fútbol nacional, junto con su vasta experiencia como visor de talentos internacionales serán componentes invaluables para nuestro club y nuestro cuerpo técnico.”

La carrera de Kurt en la MLS comenzó en 2009, cuando se unió a los Seattle Sounders en su temporada inicial como Asistente Técnico y visor de talento. Durante sus siete temporadas con los Sounders, los ayudó a cuatro títulos de la U.S. Open Cup (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014) y un título de Supporters Shield en 2014. Se nombró Visor en Jefe en 2016. Inmediatamente después de la victoria de la MLS Cup en 2016 fue promovido al puesto de Director de Personal de Jugadores.

Después de su tiempo con los Sounders, Kurt se unió al Galaxy en 2017, donde se desempeñó como Director de Visores y Personal de Jugadores.

Antes de su tiempo en la MLS, Kurt trabajó como asistente técnico en un nivel universitario, primero con Saint Mary’s College y después con la Universidad de California Irvine en 2007-08.

Schmid jugó fútbol en la universidades de Wake Forest y UCLA, ganando un campeonato de la NCAA con UCLA en 2002. Se graduó de la UCLA con una licenciatura en Economía y Negocios.

De Siervo Appointed To Lead Serie A

Miami, 2 Jan. 2019, by Kenneth Russo

Italian Football League Lega Serie A has appointed Italian executive Luigi De Siervo as it’s new CEO, after a vote of members of the league’s general assembly on Thursday, December 20, 2018.  De Siervo received 15 votes out of a possible 20. He will succeed Marco Brunelli, who in turn has been named as the new Director General of the Federazione Italiana di Gioco di Calcio (FIGC).

Gabriele Gravina, President of the FIGC, stated: “I am convinced he is the right person to help actualise the reforms we have started implementing. His curriculum and profound knowledge of professional football will create an extraordinary bridge to strengthen the rapport between FIGC and Lega Serie A.”. 

De Siervo transitions to Serie A having served in the same capacity with Infront Italy, a sports marketing company headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. Infront is involved with the distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operation and digital solutions, with 39 offices in 14 countries. He is also a former CEO of RAI Com SpA, a subsidiary of the Italian broadcaster RAI.

De Siervo will be focussed on closing the gap in revenues between Serie A and the top two European leagues, the Premier League and La Liga. He has stated that Serie A will look “to internationalize” and an integral part of his work will involve reducing piracy.  “The biggest problem in Italian football is piracy,” De Siervo told reporters after his election.  “So far, there has been too much tolerance in Italy. We need to look to the practices used by France and England, so those who break the law must be pursued. The industrial system of content, whether cinematographic, musical or sporting, cannot be the business of organised crime. The system has to be remunerative.”


Interview with new Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo on December 20, 2018..

Barros Schelotto – El Nuevo Técnico del Los Ángeles Galaxy

Miami, 2 de enero 2019, por Kenneth Russo

El club de la MLS, Los Ángeles Galaxy, presentó hoy el argentino Guillermo Barros Schelotto como su nuevo entrenador. El director técnico de 45 años llegó desde Club Atlético Boca Juniors y firmó un contrato por dos años.

“Estoy emocionado, esta es una tremenda oportunidad para mí”, dijo el entrenador.

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“Esto es ungran paso para mi.” Barros Schelotto es oficialmente el nuevo DT

Declaración de Guillermo Barros Schelotto

Schelotto acabó de completar su tercera temporada con Boca Juniors, donde llevó el club famoso a ganar dos campeonatos de la Primera División Argentina. Dijo el nuevo técnico: “Me siento honrado de ser el director técnico del club más ganador de Major League Soccer. Esta es una tremenda oportunidad para mí y estoy emocionado por comenzar a trabajar. El LA Galaxy ha sido durante mucho tiempo el referente en la MLS y estoy listo para llevar al club a lo más alto.”

El Gerente General del Galaxy, Dennis te Kloese, por su parte, estaba muy satisfecho con el anuncio, y declaró: “Después de una extensa búsqueda, nacional e internacional, creemos que Guillermo será un fichaje emblemático para este club. Guillermo es un técnico ganador que tiene experiencia como entrenador, jugador y ganador en grandes clubes. Esperamos que el estilo de Guillermo y la familiaridad con la MLS traerá trofeos y campeonatos a los aficionados del LA Galaxy y a la ciudad de Los Ángeles.”

Antes de ser el entrenador de Boca Juniors, se pasó cuatro temporadas con el club argentino Lanús. En marzo del 2016, Schelotto fue nombrado director técnico de Boca Juniors. En su primera temporada con Boca, se ganó el campeonato de la Primera División Argentina. Logró hacerlo de nuevo durante el torneo 2017-18.

Schelotto también fue un jugador. Su carera comenzó en el club de su infancia, (nació en La Plata, Argentina) Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, en 1991. Pasó cinco años con Gimnasia antes de ser fichado por Boca Juniors, donde llegó a acumular más de 300 partidos jugados y 80 goles marcados como un delantero.

En 2007, Schelotto se fue de Argentina para fichar con el Columbus Crew, y se convirtió en el primer jugador franquicia del Crew. Durante la temporada 2008 de la MLS, Schelotto sumó 7 goles y 19 asistencias y fue nombrado Jugador Más Valioso de la MLS. Llevó al Crew a ganar el trofeo Supporters’ Shield y la primera Copa MLS del Crew en la misma temporada. Fue nombrado Jugador Más Valioso de la Copa MLS 2008, por sus tres asistencias en la victoria 3-1 sobre el New York Red Bulls. Un año después, en 2009, Schelotto llevó Columbus a ganar otra vez el Supporters’ Shield.

En la temporada 2011, Schelotto regresó a su primer club, Gimnasia y Esgrima, y se retiró del fútbol profesional.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto

MLS Ticker: Villa to partake in USA preseason tour, Orlando City to add Michel, and more

MLS Ticker: Villa to partake in USA preseason tour, Orlando City to add Michel, and more

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