Tackling Turf Issues With Kim Heck…

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One of the biggest questions around the on-going FIFA Women’s World Cup is not about the players, but about the field itself. WWC is using turf fields vs. grass for the first time, and that has raised a number of issues on durability, sustainability and injury risk. We wanted to … [Read more...]

The Value of Being First: Cosmos and Cuba

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The NASL has always made the claim to be an innovator. Even in its first incarnation, colored balls, shootouts, exploding scoreboards and cheerleaders were all part of the play to get America interested in “The Beautiful Game.” In many ways it was way ahead of its time, speaking … [Read more...]

Local Brands Can Ride The Coming Women’s Soccer Wave

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This week whole the storm came down on FIFA, some of soccer’s best ambassadors to the podium to talk about their greatest challenges and opportunities, many of which will start  Saturday at Red Bull Arena. They are the members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, who will … [Read more...]

“Up For Whatever” Scores Locally…

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Last year during Super Bowl,  Bud Light’s “Up for Whatever” campaign scored huge marks for buzz, digital engagement and creativity, and the campaign continued to gain steam and eyeballs, and hopefully sales and brand awareness, throughout the year.   New elements have … [Read more...]

Soccer In New York; The Strategic Battle Builds

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In most cases around New York “the battle” for supremacy amongst pro sports rivals is often more fizzle than sizzle. The Nets have never been at peak performance as the same time as the Knicks; few years have the Jets and Giants in the playoffs at the same time; save for 2000, … [Read more...]

What’s Next In The U.S., “Brand Soccer”?

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It’s kind of an interesting juxtaposition for team sports. As the four biggest American leagues all look to be more global, Major League Soccer looks to continue to better establish a global game in the United States, and their leverage continues to increase daily as not just the … [Read more...]

Bayern and Boca; Soccer Marketing In The States Grows…

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There is little doubt that soccer, from the grassroots through the World Cup, continues to have a growing presence in the mindset of the casual sports fan in the United States. While still not as embedded on the professional side as it is in the rest of the world, the sport is … [Read more...]

Can Sky Blue Find Green?

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They have one of the greatest soccer players ever to step on the field, a homegrown Olympian surrounded by lots of other great talent, four of which are from various parts of the state. They now have a consistent home base in a soccer crazy corridor between two major markets. … [Read more...]

Brazil Takes Small Step, Speaks Loudly With World Cup Teeshirt Ban…

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Last year the newly minted Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League created a stir when their wildly popular launch T-Shirts, “Feeling Thorny?”  were deemed too sexist and were pulled from the shelves, but not before creating buzz for the team and quite a black … [Read more...]

MLS Provides A Well-Timed Visit To Kick Off The Media Season

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It certainly isn’t easy to cut through a cluttered February landscape that includes NBA All-Star, the Olympics and USA Hockey’s dramatic weekend, the peak of college basketball season, the coming NFL Combine, pitchers and catchers reporting and the Daytona 500, but Major League … [Read more...]