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Man City Owner CFG Enters Joint Venture With U.K.-Based Goals Soccer Centres

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 26 / 17

Goals Soccer Centres "entered into a joint venture" with Man City owner City Football Group to "accelerate the growth of the Goals brand in North America," according to Scott McCulloch of INSIDER.co.uk. The five-a-side football center operator...

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Chivas TV Has 120,000 Subscribers

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Suns To Host Games In Mexico City

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Man City Returns To U.S. In '17

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Charlotte As Int'l Football Hub

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Pro12 Rugby Considering U.S. Franchise

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