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For MLS, entrepreneurial spirit fuelled by expansion

On the 19th November 2013, it was announced that Orlando City SC, through sheer relentlessness and the inherent desire to succeed, had been awarded what they had dreamed of since the team’s inception in the USL (the third tier of US soccer) in 2010 – an Expansion team in MLS.

The Florida-based team are to become the 21st franchise of Major League Soccer as of 2015. MLS will be in its 20th season by that time, the league have certainly come a long way from its humble beginnings when ten clubs had three owners back in 1996. A franchise in 1996 could be bought for $5m; in 2013 New York City FC was purchased for $100m.

The aim then was survival, now MLS aspires to ‘be among the world’s top leagues by 2022’. A brave, yet unobtainable goal surely when a salary cap of $2.95m per team is currently in place with franchises heavily reliant on ticket revenue and sponsorships ahead of the meagre TV revenue.

Major League Soccer believes they will be able to reach their goal primarily through expansion. It is hoped that expansion will result in increasing regional interest in MLS before culminating into national interest, converting that into national television deals and thus sending the league into a whole new bracket of financial strength. By 2022, MLS hopes to consist of 24 teams, 5 more than they already have and three new franchises if you take Orlando City SC and the NY Yankees/Manchester City owned New York City FC out of the equation.

To introduce six new teams in the space of nine years sounds like an ambitious target, but MLS are no strangers to ambition. MLS have four criteria in which each franchise is judged on and these are undoubtedly the minimum expectations placed on the brand new franchises. The criteria are: to be financially viable as well as competitive in the league, drawing a passionate and committed fan base while staying relevant in their home market. Essentially, one Chivas USA is enough.

When Forbes compiled it’s valuations of MLS teams in 2008, there were only 14 teams with the most valuable asset being LA Galaxy valued at $100m. Seattle Sounders joined the league in 2009 for an expansion fee of $30 million. Four years later and Seattle Sounders are now the most valuable franchise in the league at $175 million, $5 million more than LA Galaxy in second place while seeing a 483% increase over its sale price in 2009.

It is interesting to see that with the exception of LA Galaxy in second place on the list, the rest of the top five consists of expansion franchises – Portland Timbers (2011) Houston Dynamo (2006) and Toronto FC (2007) – third, fourth and fifth respectively. Attendance figures for expansion teams are the key drivers of their revenue. Seattle Sounders average 44,038 fans a game while other, new expansion teams such as Portland, Vancouver (2011) and Montreal (2012), reach around the 20,000 mark. MLS’ success rate when it comes to picking expansion franchises is tremendous.

One member of the Orlando City SC ownership group and part-owner of Stoke City, Phil Rawlins, stated this after the announcement was made that Orlando was to become MLS’ 21st franchise:

The fans in Orlando have clearly demonstrated that they are ready for MLS, and we look forward to celebrating with them and working together to set a new standard in this country. We have watched the evolution of Major League Soccer, and we are thrilled to join what has become one of the fastest growing and most exciting leagues in the world.

But now MLS aim to plunge back into a market where they have already been unsuccessful – Florida. The league was forced to shut down Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny in 2002 due to the Mutiny being operated by MLS instead of an owner, so the league had to absorb the 100% operating losses, whilst Miami Fusion FC folded due to ownership lacking the financial resources and even asked the league to pay some of the club’s expenses.

Orlando will hope not to suffer the same consequences but with attendances already averaging 8,000 in the third tier, catering for the ever growing Latino market, alongside the confirmation of becoming an MLS franchise, that figure is expected to rise greatly and makes their MLS beginning sound more appealing than echoing contraction.

Besides, if the Orlando City ownership believes they are very confident of raising the league’s profile by setting ‘a new standard’ then who are we to question them?

Another potential new team from the southeast looking to push themselves into Major League Soccer is the David Beckham led Miami franchise. Who, due to his previous contract with MLS, is entitled to buying a franchise for a cut price fee of $25 million. Bolivian businessman Marcelo Claure has been pictured with Becks in recent months touring South Florida for potential stadium sights whilst NBA superstar LeBron James has revealed his intentions in joining Beckham on the pursuit of becoming the 22nd MLS franchise.

A repeat of the Miami Fusion failure looks unlikely as, simply put, the Beckham entity would be stamped all over the franchise – the cash cow of the franchise. Furthermore, the Miami Fusion project was doomed to fail with politicians unable to reach an agreement on allocating the Orange Bowl to the club and poor marketing, hardly promising when considering MLS looked to be on the brink of closure.

Opening a Miami franchise would be a perfect example of MLS’s openness to entrepreneurship. The logic is easy to see: If Orlando is to join, then why not create a fierce inter-state rival to turn Florida into the football hotspot it is destined to be?

This leads on to New York City FC, the joint venture between New York Yankees and Manchester City with both looking to expand their brands in the number 1 media market in the world. A rivalry between the Red Bulls and City has the potential to turn into one of the league’s fiercest clashes provided NYCFC can build a sufficient, sustainable fan base – at least that’s the view from the Major League Soccer HQ.

To NYCFC’s advantage though, the marketing power of NY Yankees and Manchester City is undisputable whilst it is expected they are to be based in Manhattan making it far easier to travel to matches than the trek to Harrison, New Jersey where the New York Red Bulls reside. Every match is to be broadcasted on New York Yankees’ influential YES Network, giving maximum exposure. A franchise right in the heart of New York, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, is sure to attract fans from all regions of the City.

So with two new franchises confirmed and another expected to be announced in a matter of months, MLS’ entrepreneurial spirit looks to be shining through. The Pacific Northwest has benefited greatly from the football explosion with the Cascadia Cup, a three-way regular season competition between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, being one of the most well supported and most passion fuelled competitions in the MLS season.

Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders have both emerged as two of the best teams in the league, bolstering the image of Major League Soccer and football in America in general. Introducing new rivalries in New York and Florida could potentially greatly improve football interest stateside as the regional rivalries become a matter of nationwide attention.

The timing of the chain of expansion announcements in 2013 was virtually inevitable. After the 2014 season, Major League Soccer re-enter negotiations over TV deals and are looking to double their rights fees from the current annual deal of $30 million (ESPN, NBC and Univision’s deals combined). The deal began in 2006 meaning it was an eight year deal. MLS’ announcement of wanting to expand to 24 teams by 2020 is a way of trying to get the networks on board as they see a league looking to grow and thrive into every potential football market possible.

As MLS’ entrepreneurial spirit looks to continue, other owners have made implicitly clear that they want to be part of the ‘one of the fastest growing and most exciting leagues in the world’ with rumblings being heard in Sacramento, Atlanta, Minnesota, San Antonio – the list goes on.

Major League Soccer have successfully created the belief that if you have the money, the stadium plan, the marketing power and the market then you can have an MLS franchise. This unique, and some may say innovative approach to football club’s business model could lead MLS on the road to unbelievable success or one of decline, destroying all of the hard work done to become the longest running professional football league in USA. But hey, that’s the life of an Entrepreneur.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

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Ponte Preta forward Rildo expects to join either Santos or Atlético Mineiro

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Ponte Preta forward Rildo has discussed the possibility of leaving the recently relegated Brasileirão club and talked about Santos and Atlético Mineiro as his next destination.

The 24-year-old revealed it would be a “dream” to play for Peixe but admitted it was only paper talk at the moment.

“I have not seen the talk of Santos, a club that had Pelé, Robinho, Neymar… it would be a dream to play there but my manager has not passed me anything, I just saw the newspapers.

“The only thing I knew was the Atlético Mineiro link, which was a few weeks ago.”

Rildo couldn’t prevent his current team being relegated in the 2013 campaign and only contributed two goals and two assists in 28 league appearances. He believes he played well in the second half of the Brasileirão though.

“I think it is hard for me to stay because I did have a good second half of the season… although the team has fallen down to Serie B, I had good matches, even though I didn’t make many goals, I gave passes and won penalties.”

He is expected to leave Ponte Preta over the next few days and if he is to sign for Santos he will join Leandro Damião. Another forward who recently transferred to the club.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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Atletico finish third in last-gasp fashion

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Clube Atletico Mineiro finished third place at the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco after Luan´s stoppage-time winner against Guangzhou Evergrande at Marrakech Stadium.

The South American champions needed only two minutes to get on the scoresheet when Marcos Rocha crossed an early ball to find Diego Tardelli on top of the six-yard box who volleyed into the net.

Guangzhou responded just seven minutes later after Elkeson won the ball in midfield before shooting an initial shot off the crossbar when Lin Gao reacted quickest to pass back for Muriqui to tap in from short distance.

The chances came thick and fast as Atletico´s Fernandinho missed a shot just over the crossbar in the 11th minute before Jo had a volley saved by Guangzhou goalkeeper Shuai Li one minute later.

In the 15th minute Guangzhou sprung in front of their Brazilian opponents after Atletico defender Lucas pulled down Lin Gao inside the penalty box, and Dario Conca, who was playing his last match for the AFC Champions, converted the spot kick.

Guangzhou almost took a two-goal lead in the 19th minute when Xiang Sun crossed from the left wing for Elkeson who headed the ball onto Victor´s crossbar only to be ruled offside.

Two minutes later Tardelli attempted a 40-metre shot after a long solo run but ´keeper Li saved easily.

After Conca had a dangerous free-kick parried away by Victor, the match settled down with neither side creating significant chances.

Ronaldinho nearly scored another trademark free-kick in the 37th minute, but Li dove to his right to save and keep his side in the lead.

In the 41st minute Muriqui controlled a deflected ball inside the box, shook off a defender only to be denied by Victor who rushed off his line to keep Guangzhou at bay.

Atletico would have the last word of the half when Ronaldinho took advantage of his second free-kick opportunity from just 22 metres out, curling his shot into the right corner to level the score 2-2 going into the dressing rooms at half.

The defensive side of the game was strengthened for both clubs in the second half as neither team seemed to be able to break the deadlock.
Atletico came close in the 51st when Rever headed a Ronaldinho corner kick against the post.

Guangzhou had one of their best chances in the 56th minute when Atletico failed to clear their lines properly, giving Conca a serious goalscoring opportunity only for the Brazliian to drive his shot over the crossbar from eight metres out.

Immediately following his shot, Conca then slotted Muriqui through on goal only for Victor to save.

Guangzhou wrapped up their series of goal threats when Elkeson headed a corner kick off the crossbar for the second time in the match.

Ronaldinho had a shot blocked on the goalline in the 70th minute by Korea Republic international Kim Young-gwon.

The former Barcelona man would eventually be sent off for a retaliating kick-out at Guangzhou´s Xuri Zhao in the 87th minute.

The match looked to be heading straight to penalties only for Diego Tardelli to exploit a gapping whole in Guangzhou´s backline, sending Luan through on goal to finish past Li in stoppage time and claim third place for Atletico.

Atletico become the second Brazilian team to finish in third place at the Club World Cup after Internacional had the same finish in 2010.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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Lanús: Pochi Chávez se va a Chile y negocian por Blanco

BUENOS AIRES -- El mediocampista Christian Chávez dejará Lanús e irá a la Unión Española de Chile, a préstamo por una temporada, a la vez que la entidad granate intentará gestionar el retorno del volante Sebastián Blanco, quien actúa en el fútbol de Ucrania.

El jugador que surgió en las divisiones inferiores de Boca Juniors, acordó integrarse al campeón chileno por un año, sin opción de compra.

Sin demasiado rodaje en el equipo del mellizo Guillermo Barros Schelotto en el último torneo Inicial (apenas actuó en 6 partidos), Pochi Chávez vio con buenos ojos la posibilidad de emigrar. Y así cruzará la Cordillera de los Andes.

La partida del `10` implicará que el reciente campeón de la Copa Total Sudamericana busque reforzarse en esa posición. Y la mira se centró en un hombre de la institución, Sebastián Blanco.

El hoy jugador del Metalist Kharkiv ucraniano será tentado en los próximos días, para saber de sus pretensiones.

"Tengo la ilusión de que Sebastián vuelva en algún momento. Como persona y como jugador, siempre tendrá las puertas abiertas del club", dijo el presidente Alejandro Marón, en diálogo con el programa partidario "Corazón Granate" (AM 1140).

Blanco, de 25 años, vistió en 141 oportunidades la camiseta del Granate, marcando 19 goles.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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Ignacio Piatti: "La copa entusiasma"

BUENOS AIRES -- Ignacio Piatti, una de las figuras del San Lorenzo campeón, se sumó al deseo de los hinchas del equipo para 2014 al afirmar que "la Copa entusiasma", en alusión a que irán en busca de la Libertadores, la histórica cuenta pendiente del club.

"La expectativa para el próximo semestre es intentar pelear todo como este año. Llegar lo más lejos posible en la Libertadores y si se puede ganarla, y obviamente en el torneo hacer una buena campaña. Yo prefiero ganar la Libertadores a ganar el torneo", expresó el mediocampista en diálogo con DyN.

Piatti fue uno de los puntos altos del campeón del torneo Inicial y él mismo lo reconoció, al señalar que "en lo personal" tuvo "un año excelente" porque consiguió el título, y pudo marcar "muchos goles".

Con respecto a la cercanía de una nueva edición de la Libertadores, Nacho se mostró entusiasmado y a la vez ilusionado con que San Lorenzo la pueda conseguir por primera vez.

"Entusiasma la Copa porque hace mucho que San Lorenzo no la juega, tenemos un plantel muy bueno para jugarla, así que si Dios quiere y con una buena pretemporada y con mucha ilusión vamos a andar bien", explicó el ex jugador de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.

Consultado sobre lo mejor que tuvo su equipo para llevarse el título en la última fecha del certamen, Piatti ponderó "las ganas de triunfar".

"Creo que tuvimos muchos golpes, como la Copa Argentina (perdieron la final con Arsenal) o la Copa Sudamericana y nos levantamos. Gracias a Dios nos levantamos, peleamos el torneo y pudimos salir campeón", enfatizó quien terminó el certamen con ocho tantos.

Por último, Piatti reconoció que "el quiebre fue en ese partido con Rafaela", que su equipo igualó 2-2 sobre el final con dos goles suyos tras ir perdiendo 2-0 en la fecha 17 "y después fueron fundamentales las atajadas de (Sebastián) Torrico contra Boca y el último partido con Vélez. Todo eso y todo el equipo ayudaron para estar ahí arriba y salir campeón".

Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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Darío Bottinelli regresa a préstamo a la Universidad Católica de Chile

BUENOS AIRES -- El mediocampista ofensivo Darío Bottinelli, hermano del defensor de River Jonathan, se sumó a préstamo por un año a la Universidad Católica de Chile, que es dirigida por el también argentino Rodrigo Astudillo.

Bottinelli, con pasado reciente en el Curitiba de Brasil, jugará a préstamo por un año en el club trasandino, en el que se desempeñó en otras dos etapas, en 2008 y 2010.

Surgido en las divisiones inferiores de San Lorenzo, el menor de los hermanos Bottinelli vistió además las camisetas de Racing, Atlas de México y Flamengo de Brasil.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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El clombiano Juan Quintero pondera dejar el Porto para jugar el Mundial

LISBOA -- El colombiano Juan Quintero, uno de las mayores promesas del fútbol latinoamericano, pondera un cambio de club a partir de enero por la falta de minutos en el Porto, pues su objetivo es sumar minutos para disputar el Mundial de Brasil.

"Mi situación en el Porto no es buena, pero tengo la esperanza de ir al Mundial. Si quieres ese objetivo, hay que trabajar para conseguirlo. Hasta el Mundial pueden suceder muchas cosas", manifestó a los periodistas antes de embarcar en el aeropuerto Sá Carneiro para pasar unos días de vacaciones.
"Hay que encontrar una solución en enero porque, en mi caso, quiero jugar el Mundial", abundó el internacional colombiano.

Esta mismo semana, el entrenador del Porto, Paulo Fonseca, confesó que el propio enganche colombiano había pedido jugar en el filial del club, que participa en la segunda lusa, para ganar minutos de rodaje.

"Es normal para adquirir ritmo competitivo, aún más por no tener minutos en el equipo principal", justificó el extremo, que el próximo enero cumple 21 años.

Juan Quintero, por el que el Porto desembolsó 5 millones de euros por el 50 % de su pase, está considerado una de las perlas del fútbol mundial por su notable calidad técnica y creatividad.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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@Deportivo FAS

Er Franco Mussis en du kender noget til ? Han rygtes til FCK pt. Hvis nogen har en lille beskrivelse af ham, må det være dig.
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22. dec. 2013 12:08
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@Juvefella

Ikke vanvittigt meget - har kun set et par enkelte kampe med Gimnasia. Så vedrørende Franco, der tja - højrebenet, mitbanespiller, den ene kamp spillede han på midten , den anden på venstre fløj. Fast mand hos Gimnasia i et par sæsoner nu. forudseende ,virker til at have lyst til at skyde fra distancen, dybdeløb, hurtigt, fysisk og teknisk ok - har været rygtet til forskellige klubber, FCK, Udinese etc - seneste er at Gimnasia har erklæret han ikke var til salg.

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Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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San Lorenzo: postergaron para el domingo la reunión con Bauza

BUENOS AIRES -- La segunda reunión entre la dirigencia de San Lorenzo y el empresario Gustavo Lescovich, representante del DT Edgardo Bauza, se pasó para este domingo a las 11, informaron fuentes de la negociación.

En ella, el presidente del club, Matías Lammens, y el vice primero, Marcelo Tinelli, afinarán los números de la propuesta económica para dejar el acuerdo cerrado de palabra y presentar al entrenador entre lunes y martes próximo.

Tras el primer encuentro realizado el viernes por la tarde, en San Lorenzo existe optimismo para que Bauza, de 55 años, recientemente desvinculado de la Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito, se convierta en el sucesor de Juan Antonio Pizzi.

Voceros del club de Boedo aseguran que la dirigencia le ofrecerá un vínculo hasta diciembre de 2014 con cifras similares a las que percibía el futuro DT del Valencia de España y con un premio extraordinario en caso de lograr la próxima Copa Libertadores, que será el objetivo prioritario del equipo campeón del pasado torneo Inicial.

Desde el entorno de Bauza, sin embargo, mostraron mayor cautela, pese a reconocer que "hay intenciones" de ambas partes por concretar el acuerdo.

La distancia económica se fundamenta en que las aspiraciones del "Patón" se corresponden con los números de su anterior contrato en LDU de Quito dentro de un medio dolarizado como el ecuatoriano.

Bauza, que reside en esa ciudad, todavía no realizó reserva de pasaje para volar a Buenos Aires pero ya le habría hecho llegar a los dirigentes algunos nombres de su gusto para utilizar el cupo de refuerzos durante el receso de verano.

Ante la lesión del uruguayo Martín Cauteruccio, el puesto de centrodelantero será una de las plazas de cubrir y, además del nombre de Nicolás Blandi, por el que San Lorenzo ya negocia con Boca, también surgió el de Lucas Viatri, actualmente en el Chiapas de México.

En caso de cerrarse positivamente la negociación, Bauza dirigirá su cuarto equipo en el fútbol argentino tras las experiencias en Rosario Central (1998-2001), Vélez Sarsfield (2001-2002) y Colón de Santa Fe (2002-2003 y 2005-2006).

A principios de mes, "El Patón" se desvinculó de LDU, a la que dirigió desde 2006 con la interrupción de un año (2009) en el fútbol árabe.

En el equipo ecuatoriano, el argentino ganó la Copa Libertadores 2008, la Recopa Sudamericana 2010 y también dos torneos locales en 2007 y 2010.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ

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