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Is MLS selling out?

Posted by Trish18 on Mar 10, 2006 11:30:00 AM

 

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The New Jersey/New York Metro Stars will certainly be the most energetic team on the field.

 

 

 

Reports coming out of the Major League Soccer seem to be that Austrian-based Red Bull���that beverage company largely responsible for the rise in the amount of hyper college students���is on the verge of purchasing the Metro Stars. And in predictable fashion they are planning to rename the team the New York/New Jersey ���Red Bulls.��� Go here to check the entire story on bizjournals.com.

 

 

 

This, of course, is nothing new. The Anaheim Mighty Ducks have been erasing the line between sports and product placement for years. But is there anything wrong with a professional soccer team being named after a drink that is often used to make a cocktail? Is this any different than European soccer teams who have blatant ads on their jerseys? Or is the mascot name a sacred cow that should not be tampered with?

 

 

 

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