Franchises

A-Rod, Marc Lore meet with T'Wolves, Lynx execs in Twin Cities

Daily / Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Prospective new T'Wolves and WNBA Lynx owners Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore were in the Twin Cities yesterday to meet with organizational leadership, and they also "toured the Mayo Clinic Square practice facility and Target Center," according to Jace Frederick of the St. Paul PIONEER PRESS. The...

DC United continues team overhaul by hiring Lucy Rushton as GM

Daily / Tuesday, April 13, 2021
DC United has hired Atlanta United Head of Video & Technical Analysis Lucy Rushton as the "second female general manager in the history" of MLS and the first since '99, according to Maurer & Cardenas of THE ATHLETIC. The move is "part of a larger transition" for...

Hawks running COVID vaccine PSAs on multiple platforms

Daily / Monday, April 12, 2021
The Hawks are using their platform to "stress to the public the importance of getting vaccinated," according to Sarah Spencer of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. In a partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health, PSAs started airing last Friday on WZGC-FM, WPCH-TV, in State Farm Arena and...

How new Vikings CMO Martin Nance went from field to boardroom

Weekly / Monday, April 12, 2021
In 2011, Martin Nance joined Gatorade as an intern with a résumé that made him appear destined for the sports drink’s American football business — a Super Bowl ring from his time on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad, several receiving records at...

T'Wolves sale came together fast, had everything Taylor was looking for

Daily / Monday, April 12, 2021
Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore are expected to "begin as limited partners" in the T'Wolves ownership structure after agreeing over the weekend to buy the team and the WNBA Minnesota Lynx from Glen Taylor, but they will "still have significant influence in the operations on the basketball...

The Next Up: Charlotte, St. Louis

Weekly / Monday, April 12, 2021
If not for the pandemic, Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte would be hosting a different kind of football this spring. But last summer, the expansion plans for both Charlotte and St. Louis were pushed back a year, with Charlotte FC now...

The Debut: Austin FC

Weekly / Monday, April 12, 2021
For the fifth straight year, MLS is adding an expansion team. Despite the pandemic, that streak was never really in doubt, mostly because Austin FC was able to get so much accomplished after being granted a franchise in December 2018. ...

The One That Got Away? Sacramento tries to save its MLS club

Weekly / Monday, April 12, 2021
Two weeks after the lead financier who was bringing an MLS team to Sacramento pulled out of his investment, Todd Dunivant, the president and general manager of USL club Sacramento Republic FC, reflected on the city’s newfound opportunity by drawing on its...

The Restart: Miami, Nashville

Weekly / Monday, April 12, 2021
Two days before Inter Miami CF was scheduled to play its first ever home game last March, MLS suspended its season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That home opener would have to wait more than five months.    A similar scenario played...

The Option: Phoenix

Weekly / Monday, April 12, 2021
After lead investor Ron Burkle backed out of plans for a MLS expansion club in Sacramento in late February, soccer insiders questioned the future of expansion for MLS, which will welcome three new teams between 2021 and ’23.    ...