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 […]

Miami FC unveils 2021 home shirt

MIAMI, Fla. — (April 26, 2021) Entering their second season in the USL Championship, the Miami FC today unveiled their 2021 home shirt. Made by Macron, and arguably the best soccer kit of a Miami team, the shirt bears the team’s iconic Miami sports team colours of aqua and orange, originally famous by the NFL’s Miami […]

Brotherly love in the city of same name

Match #2: Phila. Union 1 – Inter Miami 2 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 26, 2021) — Nevermind that the game was actually in Chester, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia. The city of brotherly love was the obvious location for the Higuaín brothers, Gonzalo (“Pipita”) and Federico to shine, and that they did. The goals by Federico, […]

European Super League collapses under tsunami of opposition

The European Super League, which was suddenly announced like a secret attack on Sunday evening in Europe, collapsed in a heaping wreck yesterday, less than 48 hours later. By nightfall, all six of the English Premier League teams (Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur) had withdrawn, along with their continental co-conspirators […]

Benfica’s Estadio da Luz now 5G

The 5G network enables an entertainment experience never experienced before. It will provide more than 65,000 fans at Sport Lisboa e Benfica’s Estadio da Luz mobile internet access that is, on average, 10 times faster than usual, with speeds of over 1 Gbps. Even at full capacity, spectators can download and upload images and videos […]

The Super League is announced

12 of Europe’s elite clubs have released a joint press release stating that they have established a new competition called the Super League.  Despite its announcement, it’s far from certain whether the Super League will actually see the light of day, or, more fittingly, the stadium lights. The announcement comes at a time when it […]

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