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League and Company Focus
By Andrew Farco
Major League Soccer
• Founded on December 13, 1993
• Top professional soccer league in the United
States
• Member of FIFA
...
League Information and Format
• The commissioner is Don Garber. He has had
that position since 1999. He took over for
Doug...
Playoff Format
• Playoffs differ from big time
European soccer leagues
• The best regular season
record wins the Supporter...
MLS Expansion
• The MLS will expand to 21 teams in 2015.
– Adding a team in New York City (New York FC)
– Adding a team in...
LinkedIn
• Nan Moses – Partnership Marketing Manager
at Major League Soccer
• LinkedIn
PUMA
• PUMA is a sports footwear and apparel
company
• Founded by Adolf and Rudolf Dassler in 1924
• Headquarters is in He...
Jobs and Internships at PUMA
• http://about.puma.com/category/career/jobs
/
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Major League Soccer

  1. 1. League and Company Focus By Andrew Farco
  2. 2. Major League Soccer • Founded on December 13, 1993 • Top professional soccer league in the United States • Member of FIFA • Website: www.mlssoccer.com/jobs • Headquarters: New York City • Address: 420 5th Ave between 37th and 38th Street
  3. 3. League Information and Format • The commissioner is Don Garber. He has had that position since 1999. He took over for Doug Logan who was the commissioner from the start in 1993. • The season has 34 games. Range from the beginning of March to the beginning of December (including playoffs) • 19 teams, 21 teams by 2015
  4. 4. Playoff Format • Playoffs differ from big time European soccer leagues • The best regular season record wins the Supporter’s Shield • Top 3 teams in each conference qualify for playoffs. Next four best teams earn wild-card berths • High-Seed vs. Low-Seed. Two games, aggregate goals. • Final receives the Phillip F. Anschutz Trophy (MLS Cup) - Currently held by Sporting Kansas City
  5. 5. MLS Expansion • The MLS will expand to 21 teams in 2015. – Adding a team in New York City (New York FC) – Adding a team in Orlando (Orlando City SC) – The possibility of bringing a team to Miami, owned by David Beckham is still under review. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20140220
  6. 6. LinkedIn • Nan Moses – Partnership Marketing Manager at Major League Soccer • LinkedIn
  7. 7. PUMA • PUMA is a sports footwear and apparel company • Founded by Adolf and Rudolf Dassler in 1924 • Headquarters is in Herzogenaurach, Germany • Soccer sponsors: Cesc Fabregas, Ginaluigi Buffon, and Sergio Aguero • Non-Soccer Sponsors: Usain Bolt, Walt Frazier, Joe Namath • Other Locations: Boston, London, Hong Kong
  8. 8. Jobs and Internships at PUMA • http://about.puma.com/category/career/jobs /

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