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2tone
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Post #31
Monday May 12, 2014 3:48pm

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90 million a year for MLS. That's more than what EPL gets from NBC a year.

8 to 10 years ago MLS was paying ESPN to put games on their network.

Pretty sure the new CBA will reflect this rise in TV money.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #32
Monday May 12, 2014 4:55pm

Joined May 2013
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Also means no more MLS Live

stone88
Post #33
Monday May 12, 2014 5:23pm

Joined Aug 2012
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Wow! That is great!

tylercocinas
Post #34
Monday May 12, 2014 6:00pm

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This is a pretty big day for MLS. Between this and the unspecified revenues generated through SUM it's gonna be hard for the owners when collective bargaining negotiations begin to substantiate their claim that they are still losing a ton of money.

admsghs27
Post #35
Monday May 12, 2014 6:42pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Finally some great news for Soccer here. I Would of preferred Fox, Univision since i don't like the coverage on ESPN. But hopefully is a big hit and success.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #36
Monday May 12, 2014 7:56pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from EKneezy

Also means no more MLS Live


Does it? I think if they have the market for a review and/or punditry show, they can get the same deal to show highlights that ESPN gets for ESPNFC, or at least something along the same lines.

skangles
DC
Post #37
Tuesday May 13, 2014 1:42am

Joined Jan 2013
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I'm glad Garber took the opportunity at the press conference to state that changing to a winter schedule is nearly impossible.

MSantoine
Post #38
Tuesday May 13, 2014 2:06am

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Could be some big name dps coming in the next year. More money means more guys still in their prime will be willing to come over. Can't wait

tylercocinas
Post #39
Tuesday May 13, 2014 4:16pm

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Original post from MSantoine

Could be some big name dps coming in the next year. More money means more guys still in their prime will be willing to come over. Can't wait


Maybe not even DPs. I would invest that money into the "middle class" of MLS. As some writers/pundits have stated, the middle class is really what establishes a league's true level. I believe that once this tier is robust and well paid then we will really start to see true long-term growth

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #40
Tuesday May 13, 2014 4:22pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from tylercocinas

Maybe not even DPs. I would invest that money into the "middle class" of MLS. As some writers/pundits have stated, the middle class is really what establishes a league's true level. I believe that once this tier is robust and well paid then we will really start to see true long-term growth


Great point but I'm with MSantoine, you gotta sign the DPs to increase the day-to-day or regular revenue stream. Once you increase your fan base and can depend on them rather than TV deals to be the base of your profits, then you can invest in the infrastructure of the club.

I expect the majority of this money to be used in signing DPs and developing the youth systems. Those with DPs will invest in youth, those with youth will invest in DPs.

Great news for Dallas, since our academy is top tier we can spend on some big time signings.

MSantoine
Post #41
Tuesday May 13, 2014 5:04pm

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@tyler & @recycled. I think youre both right. I think the money being spent on DPs will actually improve the middle class. Now with the money going up guys like EJ, Omar, Bengston, the guys who are DP's in name but not really in value will be paid their amount without counting as a DP. This will in turn allow the club to bring in a bigger DP name/value. Guys like Omar will be the middle class which will in turn better establish the league

skangles
DC
Post #42
Tuesday July 4, 2017 11:46pm

Joined Jan 2013
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The Head of Fox Sports, Jamie Horowitz, has been fired for sexual harassment. Lalas has talked about Horowitz's vision for Fox Sports quite a bit on his Mutant Gene podcast back when he was recording the show regularly. Horowitz was all about creating entertainment around sports and signing talking heads like Skip Bayless was part of fulfilling this vision. More recently Fox removed written content from their website in favor of video content.

I'm curious to see if their vision changes under their next President and what they do with soccer going forward. I give Fox credit for spending on soccer but their coverage could certainly improve.

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