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Bidding War For U.S. Premier League TV Rights Just Got Even More Interesting

The U.S. Premier League TV rights bidding war just took a turn that is likely to benefit individual EPL clubs. The English Premier League is sending the bidding to a second round, a sign the league thinks it can squeeze even more money out of American broadcasters desperate for one of the hottest commodities in sports. It now appears the new U.S. Premier League TV rights owner (or potentially owners) will be decided next week.

U.S. Soccer’s New Nike Deal Largest Commercial Agreement In USSF History

The U.S. Soccer Federation said on Wednesday it reached a long-term deal with Nike to extend their apparel partnership along with a focus on elevating the profile of the women's game globally and promoting inclusivity.

Terms of the deal, which U.S. Soccer said is the largest commercial agreement in the history of the national governing body, were not disclosed but multiple media reports said it was a 10-year agreement.

ESPN Has Entered The Fray For U.S. Premier League TV Rights

NBC’s eight-year grip on the U.S., English-language TV rights to the Premier League may be at an end. Who ends up with the next big rights package remains to be seen, but one of the biggest players in American sports broadcasting has entered the fray.

ESPN confirmed it has placed a bid for the rights to broadcast the English Premier League in the U.S. on Tuesday, saying soccer is very much a part of its plans for ESPN+ moving forward.

Antonio Conte Is Officially The New Boss Of Tottenham — Can He Lead Spurs To Glory?

LONDON — Tottenham Hotspur have named Antonio Conte as manager until the summer of 2023, the Premier League club said on Tuesday, a day after sacking Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

First Ever NWSL Specific Stadium Set To Be Built In Kansas City

The first soccer stadium built for a National Women's Soccer League team will be constructed in Kansas City, Mo., the club announced Tuesday.

The owners of the future home of Kansas City NWSL will finance the estimated $70 million stadium, which will be built along the Berkley Riverfront in the city, near the Missouri River.

18-Year-Old Pedri Now Has The Highest Release Clause In The World After New Barcelona Contract

Spanish and Barcelona phenom Pedri can’t legally buy an alcoholic drink in the United States, but he can claim the title of having the highest release clause in all of soccer and Barcelona history.

Barcelona will be keeping Pedri until June 2026 after extending the Spaniard’s contract and setting his release clause at a whopping 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion). This ties him with Karim Benzema for the highest release clause in soccer.

Good God, When Is The Next FIFA Election So We Can Get This Guy Out?

Gianni Infantino, the ninth President of FIFA, has found himself increasingly in the news of late, which we’ve come to learn is never, ever a good sign when it comes to FIFA presidents. The 51-year-old’s latest fixation is a biennial World Cup that’s been panned by everyone with a genuine love for the game, so it’s only a matter of time before the plan becomes reality.

‘Survivor’ Creator Working On MLS Reality Competition TV Show

I’m almost embarrassed to admit how much I watch the show “Survivor.” Ever since the first season, I’ve been a huge fan. All through high school, my Thursday night routine involved getting home from soccer practice and tuning in to “Survivor” with my parents. So now that I hear “Survivor” creator Mark Burnett is working on a competition-based MLS reality show for Major League Soccer, you know I’m excited. 

Newcastle Fans Are Partying At St. James’ Park After Confirmation Of $415M Takeover

LONDON - A Saudi-Arabian backed consortium completed its purchase of Premier League club Newcastle United on Thursday as a long-running takeover saga finally reached the conclusion the majority of the club's supporters desired.

Fourteen months after Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) withdrew a $415.07 million bid to buy the north-east club from owner Mike Ashley following the Premier League's failure to give regulatory approval, a deal was announced after a day of mounting excitement on Tyneside.

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