Walter Franco and I discuss the business of soccer. Our main topics are Chicharito moving to MLS, Chivas TV situation, and what foreign leagues are doing in the US. We also dip our toes into the FMF/SUM relationship at the end of the episode.
Time stamps in case you want to skip to a topic.
Chicharito: 1-28 mins. We go over the business impact this move will have on the Galaxy’s reach in California and the ripple effects it will have on the league.
Chivas: 28-45 mins. What exactly are Chivas doing for their tv plans? Did they try to sell global distribution rights for $45m a year?
LigaMX/other leagues: 45-85 mins. This final section starts off discussing what LigaMX is doing and isn’t doing in their battle to win over fans in the US. It transitions into what other foreign leagues are doing before ending on the changing relationship between FMF and SUM.