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Major League Soccer: How the economics of co-branding will help the MLS grow its business. Part 1

Co-branding and co-creation are vital elements in shaping a football/soccer culture on North American soil. The MLS has come a long way since the first game was played in 1996. However, a football/soccer culture is not built overnight in a nation that still climbs to the NFL and the pervasive power of Super Bowl as […]

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The passion of sports fan culture – case of Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers derby

The derby between Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers reflects two US cities that just embrace their soccer teams and thus help to build unique fan cultures. So, although the MLS and football (soccer) in the US is new in the professionalized version that we experience today, there are still great lessons to learn about sports […]

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Governance in football when it comes to player valuations, transfer market activities and contract negotiations

Given the rapid commercialization and globalization in the football economy in the wake of the Bosman ruling, professional football clubs have had an intensified focus on investments across national borders to influence the national and international competitiveness. This development has produced some problem areas that football’s international governing bodies FIFA and UEFA (and the national […]

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Do sports sponsors have a responsibility for the creation of enhanced fan experiences?

With the intensified vitality of brand management in the sports industry, major sports properties and their business partners have allocated more resources towards strategies aimed at building profitable brand solutions. That has shaped current and modern sports branding and sports economic trends in the sense that top sports properties as well as sports properties at […]

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