(Note: Today’s guest author Jake Steinberg wrote a great piece featured by the Economist make sure you READ IT HERE) Promotion Relegation and the Stadium Scam Advocates for promotion and relegation in the United States spend a lot of time debunking speculative defenses of... Read More
25 Jul, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on Let’s speculate about a #ProRelForUSA timeline
Since yesterdays $4B media rights offer from MP and Silva discussions about opening the American pyramid have been happening like never before. As can be expected with such a hot topic, sources are starting to leak more information about the deal. As Bob Williams... Read More
Multiple reports have circulated today stating that MLS has turned down a $4B media rights offer from Ricardo Silva’s international media company MP & Silva that included a stipulation that #ProRelForUSA was started in the United States. READ HERE – ESPNFC READ HERE – Sports... Read More
21 Jul, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on NPSL playoff fan engagement poll
Yesterday our friends at Supporter Groups for Promotion and Relegation ran a poll asking about fan engagement concerning the NPSL playoffs and promotion to NISA. Very simply. Would you pay more attention to NSPL playoff matches if NISA promotion was on the line? The... Read More
19 Jul, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on What anti-#ProRelForUSA topic has not been debunked?
In the over 100 posts that I’ve been writing this blog I’ve touched on quite a few topics… We’ve seen some of them be shared enough that they’ve nearly stopped several items from being used as arguments against the opening of the pyramid. We’ve... Read More
14 Jul, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on Effective Buy Essay Online Plans – Updated
The majority of educational institutions need their students to write down documents, and lots of young people find they desire dissertation assistance. Essays have to have a large amount of considering ability on top of wonderful way with words-at all in addition to slightly.... Read More
13 Jul, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on Who is challenging those in power?
Jorge Ramos recently did a TED Talk titled “Why Journalists Have An Obligation To Challenge Power”. One of the first statements he made struck a chord with me. I was born in Mexico, but I’ve spent more than half my life reporting in the... Read More
We all know American soccer needs to change. It seems that almost weekly the spotlight is being shown on a “new” problem (that has existed for years) somewhere in the American soccer structure/culture. My questions is … Why are so many people involved in... Read More
3 Jul, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on When do they start to ask the hard questions?
Normally when I sit down to write a blog post I have a starting point perfectly worked out in my head. A stat, a document, some figures, an article I’ve read… something. Today I have nothing but a feeling. The feeling that the soccer... Read More
30 Jun, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on How much of the MLS expansion fee is for the team?
As anybody following the business side of American soccer knows (and we’ve discussed) MLS started Soccer United Marketing (SUM) to help diversify its income streams and capitalize on the growing market for soccer in this country. Private equity firm Providence Equity bought a 25%... Read More