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LeBron James And David Beckham talking soccer

Posted: November 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm   /   The Biz, The Buzz, UrbanStreetSoccer

LeBron James isn’t just the best player in the NBA. He’s also the league’s Warren Buffett. A man who can find a bargain investment as skillfully as he can find the bottom of a basketball net. Yesterday, James confirmed that he is considering joining David Beckham as an investor in an expansion Major League Soccer team in Miami. The […]

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From Futbol to Football

Posted: September 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm   /   Hispanics, The Biz

From Futbol to Football: How the NFL and soccer are competing for Hispanic American viewership Fútbol has long reigned as the king of sports among Hispanics, but recent research shows that many Latinos in the U.S. are warming to American football and the NFL. The 2012 NFL season attracted a record number of Hispanic viewers, […]

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United targeting lucrative US market for new revenue

Posted: September 26, 2013 at 10:44 am   /   The Biz

Manchester United have targeted the lucrative US market as their next area of expansion. With a new Premier League deal just under way, United expect to generate annual revenue in excess of £420million by this time next year. Estimates are the new TV contract will represent an increase of ‘between 35 and 38 per cent […]

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A Mexico World Cup No-Show Would Be an Economic No-No

Posted: September 23, 2013 at 10:00 am   /   The Biz, UrbanStreetSoccer

Something terrible is happening in Mexico: The country’s national soccer team is nearing the abyss of elimination from next year’s World Cup in Brazil. A bit hyperbolic, I know. After all, Mexico is besieged by much greater ills. But in Mexico, the importance of soccer and its quadrennial celebration can’t be so easily dismissed, and failure […]

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Eto signs with Chelsea…

Posted: August 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm   /   The Biz, UrbanStreetSoccer

Samuel Eto’o completed his transfer to Chelsea on Thursday afternoon, and quickly sat down with the official club website to discuss the move. The three-time Champions League winner and four-time African Player of the Year is looking forward to getting started in west London… Read More: Chelsea FC Like UrbanStreetSoccer on Facebook. Follow UrbanStreetSoccer on Twitter @UrbanStSoccer

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English Premier League begins on NBC

Posted: August 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm   /   The Biz

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Fox Soccer to shut down

Posted: August 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm   /   The Biz

Fox soccer the only US television network dedicated to soccer is to close. Fox announced that Fox Soccer will make way for a new youth entertainment network FXX  on September 2, 2013 and it’s current and remaining soccer programing will be apart of it’s new Fox Sport1 line up which is to launch on August […]

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Cosmos are Back… Again

Posted: August 5, 2013 at 10:25 am   /   The Biz

They were the Galaticos in the alternate universe of American soccer in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. They were a collection of global superstars bankrolled by a worldwide entertainment conglomerate, Warner Communications, long before the words soccer and synergy were uttered in the same sentence, long before the Real Madrids and Manchester Uniteds of […]

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Hearts, Minds and Bottom Lines

Posted: July 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm   /   The Biz

Whether it is Brazil’s five World Cup triumphs, Cuba’s Olympic boxing gold medals, the West Indies’ global dominance of test cricket in the 1970s and 1980s, or Argentina’s World Cup victories in 1978 and 1986, the passion for sports stretches across the Americas. For fans around the region, sports serve as an escape from their […]

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Barcelona And Real Madrid Rule Social Media

Posted: July 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm   /   The Biz

Football is clearly America’s game, but the NFL can’t touch soccer when it comes to the global stage. Just look at the social media followings of the two sports. The NFL’s 30 most valuable teams have 60 million Facebook FB +4.18% fans and Twitter followers combined. Spanish soccer powerhouse Barcelona has 61 million all by itself.

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