Originally posted by Adrian Wallace:
Real Madrid are the richest soccer team in the world
Excuse my ignorance but is Real Madrid extremely popular in Europe? Or are they only popular in Spain? I am not that familiar with the team or with Soccer.
On July 28, four-time MLS Cup Champion D.C. United will take on English Premier League Champion Chelsea in a historic match, going down in the record books as the Clash of Champions!
- Never liked Cricket much until I went to a one day international event. Watched England lose to the New Zeland team, but I started to like the sport. Guess it helps to keep an open mind
This all changed yesterday when a friend had an extra ticket to watch a Real Madrid training session in Chicago.
Maybe there is a future for Football (round ball) in America
Originally posted by Parag Ballal:
I am surprised not to see Ronaldinho's name anywhere in discussion. He is the Football Player of Year 2005, and had hugely contributed to make Barcelona La Lega champion. I remember reading sometime back that Real Madrid didn't sign up Ronaldinho as beckham agreed to its offer. I feel the club has paid price for that decision, by losing the Cup.
If they can make the $$$ without needing to win the games then they get good reliable returns for shareholders