October 22, 1996 |
When almost 35,000 people stand for two hours or more in the pouring rain to watch an event that has no local connection, something must be going on. It can't be curiosity. The citizens of New England have had all year to figure out whether they like Major League Soccer. It can't be simply to see the game, because that could have been done without being soaked to the skin and all but frozen. Washington D.C.
July 27, 1996 |
It's a proven business axiom: If you want to know how to make money, talk to those with the dough. Which is why when Alan Rothenberg wanted to know if Major League Soccer could be a financial success, he sought some business advice from a guy who makes pizza for a living. Well, not exactly. Rothenberg's friend is one of the founders of California Pizza Kitchen, a restaurant chain that has been rolling in dough for some time.
July 12, 2013 |
AT PORTLAND When: 8 p.m. Where: Jeld-Wen Field, Portland, Ore. On the air: TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 1150, 1330. Records: Galaxy 9-7-3, Timbers 7-2-9. Record vs. Timbers: 0-0-1. Update: This is a key matchup in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, where the Galaxy and Portland are tied for third place with 30 points each. In the teams' first meeting this season, they played to a 0-0 draw June 19 at StubHub Center. The Galaxy has won three of its last four games, although the club is still without its leading scorer, Landon Donovan, who is away playing for the U.S. national team.
June 2, 1996 |
Paul Bravo was watching an NFL game at his Bay Area home last fall, months before he and the San Jose Clash would begin the Major League Soccer season. After watching Green Bay Packer wide receiver Robert Brooks leap into the stands after scoring a touchdown, Bravo thought to himself: If I ever score a goal, that is what I would do. And he did. Against the Colorado Rapids on May 8, Bravo scored the go-ahead goal in a 3-1 victory.
July 24, 1994 |
Lee Stern can laugh about it now. He can find humor in a little enterprise he once undertook that had its ups and downs. "Obviously, I never was interested in money," Stern said. "Being in soccer prevented me from being one of the major owners of the Chicago Bulls." Stern, a successful Chicago commodities broker, once was a major force in American soccer. He owned the Chicago Sting of the now-defunct North American Soccer League.
October 20, 2012
VS. COLORADO RAPIDS When: 7:30. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: KWHY, Prime Ticket. Records: Chivas USA 7-17-8, Colorado 9-19-4. Record vs. Colorado: 0-1-1. Update: There's little on the line as both Chivas USA and Colorado stumble toward the finish line. Chivas, playing its final home game of the season and looking to snap a team-record 12-game winless streak, has been stuck on seven wins since early summer and needs one more to match its total from each of the previous two years.
September 13, 2013 |
GALAXY AT D.C. UNITED When: 1 p.m. PDT. Where: RFK Stadium, Washington. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, UniMas; Radio: 1330. Records: Galaxy 13-10-4, D.C. United 3-19-5. Record vs. D.C. United (2012): 1-0-0. Update: This is the only regular-season game between the Galaxy and struggling D.C. United, which is last in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference. The Galaxy won their sole meeting last season, 3-1, at StubHub Center.
November 18, 2011 |
Clark Hunt's business card is a little crowded given that he's chief executive of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and owner of Major League Soccer teams in Dallas and Columbus, Ohio. "I probably most frequently introduce myself as someone who's involved with both professional football and professional football," he says with a grin. Hunt is also smiling because with attendance, TV revenue, franchise values and expansion fees all at record highs, this is a very good time to be involved with futbol.