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Why Yankee capital likes European football

Sep 22, 2023
The owner of Everton soccer club in England’s Premier League has agreed to sell the Liverpool-based team to a Miami-based investment group.
If Everton's sale to a Miami-based investment group goes through, Americans would own 10 of the 20 clubs in the world’s most lucrative soccer league.
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St. Louis leatherworker is giving the soccer ball a new look and feel

Sep 4, 2023
Jon-Paul Wheatley is combining his lifelong love of soccer with his pandemic hobby of crafting leather. He's documenting it all online.
Jon-Paul Wheatley with one of his custom soccer balls.
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High rates of injury in women's soccer may be due to lack of funding

Jul 26, 2023
Knee injuries and concussions are more likely in the women's game. That may be because its equipment and training regimens are designed for men.
One reason female players are more likely to tear their ACLs is that women's soccer is under-resourced, and strength programs that can decrease the likelihood of injury aren't frequently implemented.
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Women's World Cup: More teams, more money

Jul 20, 2023
FIFA sold media rights separately for the women's and men's tournaments this year, boosting the revenue potential for players and teams.
A screen displays the attendance during a match between Australia and Ireland at the Women's World Cup on Thursday. This year’s Women’s World Cup is expected to be watched by bigger crowds and bigger global audiences.
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What Messi's Miami move means for Apple TV+ and the future of streaming

Tech giant Apple will reportedly give Lionel Messi a cut of streaming revenue as part of the Argentine soccer star's MLS contract.
What's Apple doing reportedly paying for part of Lionel Messi's deal to come play in the U.S.? Well, let's start with the fact that Apple TV+ streams MLS soccer games and follow the money from there.
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FIFA says broadcasters lowballed bids for the Women's World Cup

Oct 21, 2022
With the popularity of the women's game soaring, FIFA has asked broadcasters to up their bids.
Above, the U.S. Women's Soccer team celebrates their 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup win. This year, the federation has asked broadcasters to up their bids for broadcast rights after receiving lowball offers.
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Plan for a soccer superleague is kicked to the curb

Apr 21, 2021
A proposed superleague of Europe's biggest soccer teams crumbled within 48 hours, after immediate, blistering outrage from fans.
When it comes to soccer, a.k.a. "the beautiful game," don't mess with the fans.
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European Super League falls apart after outrage

Apr 21, 2021
A wave of outrage over the Super League from fans, former players, heads of state and even British royalty put a stop to it.
Soccer supporters demonstrate against the proposed European Super League outside of Stamford Bridge football stadium in London on April 20, 2021, ahead of the English Premier League match between Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion.
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