Archive for the ‘Soccer Business’ Category


Bradley Coaches in Europe

January 24th, 2014Posted by BJ Pheasant

I outlined in previous articles my concern over Bob Bradley coaching in Egypt. He represents US coaches abroad. Qualifying for the World Cup would have put him, and by association US coaches, in the world’s eye as competent coaches that have moved beyond the shadow of the “American football coach” stereotype. Unfortunately Egypt did not [...]

Losing Is Good for You

September 26th, 2013Posted by BJ Pheasant

By age 4 or 5, children aren’t fooled by all the trophies. They are surprisingly accurate in identifying who excels and who struggles. Those who are outperformed know it and give up, while those who do well feel cheated when they aren’t recognized for their accomplishments. They, too, may give up. It turns out that, [...]

A.C Milan Gaming the Transfer Market

September 2nd, 2013Posted by BJ Pheasant

A.C Milan Business: Buys Kaka for 8m, Sells Kaka for 65m then Buys Back Kaka for free

Sepp Blatter to ask committee to move Qatar World Cup to Winter

July 17th, 2013Posted by BJ Pheasant

Sepp Blatter plans to ask the governing body’s executive committee to consider moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter in order to avoid the searing summer heat. “If this World Cup is to become a party for the people, you can’t play football in the summer,” Blatter said Wednesday. “You can cool [...]

New Professional Women’s League Announced in USA – will they follow my outline?

November 21st, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

A new women’s professional league which will start play in March. As I have written before Professional Womens soccer can draw large crowds for club games. They have done so in France and Germany, arguable the top women’s leagues in the world. Many mistakes have been made in marketing women’s soccer in the US. Will [...]

MLS attendance sets more records – averaging ~19k per game

October 30th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

MLS hit the 6 million mark for the first time in its 17-year history and set a regular-season attendance average record of 18,807. Seattle led the league for the fourth straight season and 11 teams saw an increase over last season. For 2012 attendance rankings and MLS attendance history … * MLS reported that 6,074,729 [...]

David Moyes of Everton is a golden god!

October 3rd, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

As I have said in this very blog on multiple occasions I think that David Moyes of Everton is one of the best professional football managers in the world. His consistency with meager resources is tremendous. Everton is currently second in the EPL ahead of the Manchesters. Finally, someone else recognizes David Moyes as a great manager. 3rd longest [...]

Olympic Women’s Soccer posts higher TV ratings than Men’s Basketball

August 1st, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

How popular is the U.S. women’s national team’s quest for a third straight gold medal? The audience for Saturday’s 3-0 win over Colombia on NBC Sports Network peaked at 3.346 million, higher even than the peak audience for Sunday’s men’s basketball team game with a peak audience of 3.036 million.

7 MLS teams lose to Amateurs teams – time for promotion and relegation?

June 1st, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

Granted, in soccer, the best teams don’t always win, but this would sure suggest that those that complain that expanding the number of teams in the MLS would “dilute” the talent, might not be arguing on as firm a footing as they imagine. Good on the NASL for the “street cred” and giving young players [...]

Euros may be in trouble. Poland ok, but Ukraine is a mess.

May 30th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

Not since the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow and the 1984 Winter Games in Sarajevo has Eastern Europe staged a sporting event the magnitude of Euro 2012. As co-host, Ukraine hopes to showcase itself 26 years after the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl and two decades after it gained independence with the dissolution of the Soviet [...]

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