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The Las Vegas Raiders game has been moved from Sunday night as a contingency in case it cannot be played. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
NFL Once Again Readjusts Weekend Schedule

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Click here for earlier coverage of the coronavirus’ impact on sports events. […]

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Portland's Diego Valeri takes a corner kick during the MLS is Back Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. In the background are a series of massive blue screens that the league used for broadcasts to show virtual fan parties and sponsor logos during the tournament.

Case Study: How Major League Soccer
Has Pulled Off Its 25th Season

Major League Soccer began in 1996 with 10 teams. Now in its 25th season, the league has 26 teams as Inter Miami — with world superstar David Beckham as owner — and Nashville SC debuted as the newest expansion franchises. The league was planning a season unlike any other in 2020 to celebrate its silver anniversary, […]

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MLS Expansion Franchise in Charlotte Reveals Charlotte FC Branding

The latest expansion team for Major League Soccer unveiled its name, branding and logo as Charlotte Football Club, or Charlotte FC by its shorter name, will take the field in 2022. MLS officially awarded an expansion team to the city of Charlotte on December 17, 2019, making it the league’s 30th  club. Plans to start […]

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MLS Delays Expansion Plans

Major League Soccer has announced a new timeline for expansion, postponing the start of several new teams citing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the teams’ business operations and stadium development. Under the new plan, Austin FC will remain on schedule to begin competition in 2021. But Charlotte, which had expected to begin plan […]

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Orlando Prepares for Potential Post-COVID Business

As the sports world slowly begins to start bringing back events, many professional leagues are working on proposals based upon being in one central location that would allow events to be held without widespread exposure or outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the more popular locations mentioned is Orlando, Florida, which is reportedly the […]

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Built for LAFC, the newly opened Banc of California Stadium will also be one of many venues used during the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Major League Soccer

LAFC Stadium Naming Rights Deal Restructured

Los Angeles Football Club and Banc of California will restructure a long-term partnership that will result in the bank stepping away from its naming rights deal on LAFC’s stadium in downtown Los Angeles. The bank will remain as the club’s primary banking partner and remain a partner on other collaborations. “We are extremely proud of […]

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Timmy Hill (No. 66) beats Ryan Preece (No. 37) to the checkered flag at Texas in the the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at iRacing’s virtual Texas Motor Speedway on March 29, 2020.

Professional Leagues, Networks Turning to Esports

With no live events to broadcast, sports leagues and their television partners are going to the next best thing—having esports take their place in sports from auto racing to basketball as fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic. What started as replacement programming for a regional cable network has shifted to broadcast sports, as ESPN is […]

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Sunday March 22, 2020: U.S. Soccer Federation CEO Will Wilson.

U.S. Soccer Names New CEO

William Wilson, a sports executive with 29 years of experience with a variety of leagues and as an agent, has been named the chief executive officer and secretary general of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Wilson, 52, joins U.S. Soccer from Wasserman, where he served as executive vice president and co-head of football for the last […]

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St. Louis Soccer Stadium Gets State Tax Credit

The Missouri Development Finance Board has voted to give the ownership group for St. Louis’s Major League Soccer expansion franchise a $5.7 million state tax credit to help pay for the construction of the franchise’s soccer-specific stadium that will be in the downtown area. The board’s action comes three months after Gov. Mike Parson’s administration […]

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