To Tell Or Not To Tell In A Crisis: From Paris To The World Series


In a world where we are constantly besieged by information, how can you keep a secret, especially a serious one from a select person or group when literally the whole world knows? That situation has come up not once, but twice, in recent weeks involving elite athletes and some … [Read more...]

Global Leagues Spread Their U.S. Wings…


This weekend the NFL finishes its two week stint in the UK, fresh on the heels of the NBA taking their brand in the preseason around the world again. MLB has exported games to Australia and Japan and conducts the World Baseball Classic, the NHL has tried Europe and Russia and … [Read more...]

Unconventional Partnership, Big Goals: Manchester United and HCL


Usually when brands align themselves with the biggest and boldest in sport there is a pretty straightforward attempt at ROI. You tie yourself to a team, an athlete or a league, you spend money against the marketing build out, and you sell more widgets or you up your client base … [Read more...]

Busy Summer For Soccer Biz? Kickin It With Charlie Stillitano…


Charlie Stillitano is currently the chairman of Relevent Sports, the organizers of the International Champions Cup. The International Champions Cup is the premier soccer tournament in the United States, giving American fans the chance to see some of the best teams in the world … [Read more...]

Women’s World Cup Success; What’s Next?


Monday Women’s World Cup hero Carli Lloyd appeared on The CBS Morning Show, just one of a host of late night/early morning stops the U. S. Women’s National team, and her teammates would be making on this whirlwind tour celebrating their 5-2 win over Japan on Sunday night. However … [Read more...]

World Cup Fantasy Could Open Door to Olympic Fantasy


The success and proof of concept that Mondogoal achieved these past two weeks with Women’s World Cup showed that select niche mega-events can draw both dollars and attention. DraftKings and other smaller companies have been looking to golf as a new growing platform because it … [Read more...]

Pay Fantasy Scores With Women’s World Cup


The following post also appeared on The Daily Payoff   The past few days there has been a great deal of speculation about what the success of the U.S. Women’s National Team can mean to the business side of women’s sports. More recognition in the mainstream can bring … [Read more...]

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


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


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...]