About Inter Miami’s first shirt sponsor, XBTO

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (16-Sept-2021) — Inter Miami unveiled its first ever primary shirt sponsor last night at its facilities in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The franchise’s first shirt sponsor will be XBTO. For fans whose idea of a proper soccer shirt necesitates having a corporate identity emblasioned across the front of the shirt, “your fútbol shirt […]

Group seeks USL team for Portland, ME

A group in Portland, Maine is aiming to bring a USL team to the city. The team would be contingent on finding a suitable place to play its home games. The group is headed up by Gabe Hoffman-Johnson, managing director and president of Portland sports and marketing agency Topsail Sports & Entertainment. Hoffman-Johnson has been […]

Marcelo Claure wants to sell his stake of Inter Miami

Inter Miami co-owner wants to sell stake in franchise; business partner Masayoshi Son also looking to sell his interest in franchise. (UPDATED: 12-August-2021) Marcelo Claure, a co-owner of Inter Miami CF and currently the Executive Vice President & COO, SoftBank Group Corp. is looking to sell his percentage ownership in the soccer franchise, per reports. […]

Inter Miami slapped with sanctions by MLS

MLS punishment includes heavy fines that will impact the team’s next two seasons Just how bad was Inter Miami’s inaugural season in 2020? Well, they couldn’t even win after cheating. In the biggest rules infraction to be made public involving Major League Soccer, Inter Miami and its managing owner Jorge Mas, were slapped with more […]

Granada CF manager Diego Martínez steps down

MIAMI (28 May 2021) — Granada CF announced in a club statement that coach Diego Martínez has decided to leave the club. The Nazarí side completed their best season in club history during the 2020-21 campaign, reaching the quarter-finals of the Europa League before falling to a much deeper Manchester United. Club officials wanted Diego to stay on at the […]

ESPN to announce broadcast rights agreement with La Liga

ESPN is expected to announce that it has acquired the English-language and Spanish-language media rights to Spain’s LaLiga Santander. The multi-year rightsholder agreement will begin in August 2021, according to a report in World Soccer Talk. World Soccer Talk reached out to both LaLiga and ESPN for comment. Spokespeople for both organizations declined to comment. […]

Streaming wars see new rightsholder deals

The latest shot in the football streaming wars was ESPN’s recent acquisition of the English-language and Spanish-language media rights to Spain’s LaLiga Santander. The multi-year rightsholder agreement will begin in August 2021, according to a report in World Soccer Talk. Already, ESPN+ has added bilingual (Spanish/English) LaLiga programming in an effort to promote its debut […]

La vuelta de la afición a los estadios de España

Según reportes de Cadena Sur y Copa, los espectadores podrían volver a los estadios en España para disfrutar la últimas jornadas de las ligas domesticas. Serían catorce meses después de que la pandemia acabara con partidos de Liga con público. EN: The return of fans to stadiums in Spain La vuelta no sería masiva, si no […]

The return of fans to stadiums in Spain

MIAMI (26 April 2021) — . According to reports, spectators could soon return to stadiums in Spain in order to enjoy the last few weeks of the domestic leagues. This would mark the first time in fourteen months since the pandemic caused stadiums to be closed to the public. Cadena Ser and Copa have both reported […]

Chattanooga FC partner with VfL Wolfsburg

Member-owned club announces ground-breaking agreement The partnership represents a major step forward dual objectives: to enhance the Chattanooga community and strengthen the clubs’ strategic ties. Nearly a decade ago, Chattanooga FC began a partnership with Volkswagen. That relationship led the club to eventually being connected to people at Vfl Wolfsburg. The famous automaker is based in Wolfsburg and […]

In the wreckage of the European Super League

Balancing the competing interests of all clubs will be a difficult task In his free weekly news letter, New York Times writer Rory Smith characterised the twelve owners of the clubs that attempted to form this brekaway league as follows: It is easiest, perhaps, to divide the 12 into three groups. In one, there are […]

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