The failure of the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals is without question a tremendous setback for U.S. soccer. Millions of disappointed U.S. soccer fans are scratching their heads wondering who is to blame for this catastrophe.  By Jaime Cardenas - CEO, AC&M Group

NBCUniversal/Telemundo and América Móvil jointly submitted to the Mexican Football Federation bids for the Mexico National Team media rights, one for the United States, and the other for the rest of the world, for two World Cup cycles. The bids include rights to all men’s and women’s Mexico National Team divisions.

ESPN Deportes will present live coverage of 17 regular season Monday Night Football games, a Wild Card playoff game and the Pro Bowl.

Club Deportivo Guadalajara, the current Mexican soccer champion, faces off against the “Colombian king of cups,” Club Atlético Nacional, in what has been called the super cup of champions: “Supercopa de Campeones.” 

GLR Media Networks and international sports radio brand talkSPORT announce that they have launched an exclusive partnership for broadcast radio distribution and ad sales representation of the hugely popular English Premier League (EPL) in Spanish.

Univision Deportes, the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), announced  that it has sublicensed from beIN SPORTS, the radio rights for some of Europe’s top football clubs from Spain, Italy and France including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AS Roma, and Inter Milan. 

Telemundo Deportes, the Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, will present exclusive coverage of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017, an annual esports competition to crown the best EA SPORTS™ FIFA player in the world, taking place August 16-18 live from London.

H Code Media announced the signing of an exclusive partnership with Futbol Sites (FSN) in Latin America.

America has spoken, and they have one thing to say: "I'd rather be fishing." With 1.5 million more participants than the previous year, fishing now has more than 47 million Americans hooked.

The 26th edition of the Deloitte UK Sports Business Group's publication returns to two familiar themes – the continuation of relentless revenue growth across Europe’s major leagues, in particular the Premier League, and the commitment of this money to spending on players via transfer fees and wages, again led by English clubs.

The Roberto Clemente Museum, in partnership with Pittsburgh-based advertising agency MARC USA, has launched a national grassroots petition campaign to retire number 21 across Major League Baseball.

Hundreds of thousands of hardcore soccer aficionados will converge on stadiums across the United States as the CONCACAF Gold Cup begins this month.  Toyota is joining the action as an official sponsor of the preeminent national team tournament of the North, Central America and Caribbean region.

“Boxeo Telemundo Ford” returns with four straight events beginning Friday, July 7 at 11:30 p.m. ET

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) announced some findings from its newly commissioned research study conducted by Nielsen, titled, “Los Fanáticos: The Passion and Power of the Hispanic Sports Fan.”

UnivisionDeportes.com announced a partnership with juanfutbol to launch Univision’s social-first soccer channel.

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