Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Club America and Houston Still Courting

The AEG move of the Quakes to Houston, who yesterday were officially re-named and re-branded Houston 1836, originally started with a lot of talk of Club America taking their shot at MLS.

Those talks heated up and cooled down repeatedly over the course of many months.

Recently the primary obstacle has been TV rights. Not from ESPN/Disney, but with Televisa. SUM/AEG/MLS has not been able to come to terms with the Mexican broadcaster. Club America is ready to make it happen and take over the club, but until this aspect is worked out the sale will not move forward. On a side note, it also appears that any future Houston stadium development would remain in the hands of AEG, much like what was planned for DC.


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