Bayern Munich are coming to America for the MLS All-Star Game this summer, but they're not just passing through.
The reigning German and European champions are set to open a permanent office in New York City this spring, the club announced on Tuesday, their first such overseas branch. Bayern seek to build their presence in North America as part of what the business-savvy club calls an “internationalization drive.”
FC Bayern de Múnich abrirá su primera oficina en el exterior el próximo 1 de abril de 2014 con sede en Nueva York.
En cualquier lugar del mundo siempre hay un balón de fútbol rodando. En este 2014 nuevos jugadores saldrán al estrellato y otros se consolidarán. Desde la temporada 19 de la Major League Soccer, hasta la Copa Mundial Brasil 2014, pasando por otras importantes Ligas alrededor del mundo, aquí tienes todas las fechas importantes a tener en cuenta en este nuevo año futbolístico.
MLS announces Bayern Munich as opponent for 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Portland's JELD-WEN Field
When the Portland Timbers announced in July that their own JELD-WEN Field would play host to the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, club owner Merritt Paulson promised an opponent that was the biggest global soccer name to ever play in the Rose City.
PORTLAND, Ore. – When it was announced over the summer that the Rose City would host the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, there were many who claimed that the small but passionate community had tightened its grip on the title “Soccer City USA.”
If the possibility of an All-Star Game in the raucous confines of JELD-WEN Field didn't already have your mouth watering, the pot just got a lot sweeter with the news that the MLS All-Stars' opponent will be none other than German powerhouse Bayern Munich.
Major League Soccer will make a special announcement live from Portland concerning the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star game via live stream on MLSsoccer.com at 1 pm ET on Thursday.
Stay tuned to MLSsoccer.com for complete coverage of the event and reaction.
Merritt Paulson hinted that Portland and Major League Soccer were aiming high for next summer's All-Star Game opponent.
And if reports are to be believed, they've hit their mark.