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Premier League Hits Global Markets Hard

In the midst of a recession, the international demand for European soccer is at its highest. Specifically, England’s Premier League sent each one of the clubs abroad for a tour this summer. One example is Chelsea FC, a powerful English club, which played several friendly matches in the USA earlier this summer and pocketed $3.3 […]

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Shop Till You Drop

As the summer winds down so does the shopping spree for clubs like Manchester City and Real Madrid.  Team director for Real Madrid, Jorge Valdano, stated that the club had shifted their focus to trimming the squad rather than adding to it after Liverpool and Real Madrid came to terms for midfielder Xabi Alonso for […]

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MLS: Quality of Play Reflects Quality of Pay

The Major League Soccer Players Union released salary information for each player in the league.  Considered a second tier professional soccer league, the MLS has received substantial amounts of criticism and scrutiny in the media, particularly due to the quality of play. There is not a phrase more fitting than, “you get what you pay […]

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Beckham Returns Fashionably Late

Have you seen David Beckham lately? Besides the poster of him in your girlfriend’s room, probably not. The former England Captain and Manchester United star just returned to his MLS team, LA Galaxy, after his short three month stint with Real Madrid. Some players possessed hard feelings after Beckham’s initial departure for Real Madrid, but […]


Kaka and Ronaldo: Tandem of the Future

What’s the price to compete as one of the world’s premiere soccer clubs? Real Madrid, a powerhouse in the Spanish premier league, is infamous for its colossal contracts and big name signings. Players like Luis Figo, David Beckham, and Zinidine Zidane are among a few stars that had stints with the club. Despite the showering […]