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2018/2019 Season

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La Liga in North America: How NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and Rugby fared overseas

Relevent Sports chairman Charlie Stillitano explains his vision to build and promote the La Liga brand through games played in the U.S.
With La Liga agreeing a 15-year joint venture to bring games to the U.S., FC's Craig Burley explains the benefits he sees for all parties involved.

La Liga is coming to the U.S.! Thursday's announcement of a 15-year partnership with Relevent, a multinational media, sports and entertainment company, means Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates could line up for a league game in America. 

While such an occurrence would be a first for a European football league, other sports have been playing games overseas for years, as our ESPN colleagues explain.

American Football

What is the history of playing overseas?

The NFL began staging...

La Liga planned U.S. games without consultation - Spanish Footballers' Association

Relevent Sports chairman Charlie Stillitano explains his vision to build and promote the La Liga brand through games played in the U.S.
With La Liga agreeing a 15-year joint venture to bring games to the U.S., FC's Craig Burley explains the benefits he sees for all parties involved.
ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson and Craig Burley have their say as to who will come out on top in the first week action around La Liga.

La Liga's plan to stage regular-season matches in the United States has been met with disapproval by Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE), which accused the league of not consulting players and of using them as "bargaining chips."

As part of a 15-year agreement between La Liga and Relevent, the sports and entertainment company that operates the International Champions Cup, a league game is planned to take place in the U.S. in order to promote the sport in North America and expand its brand.

The...

Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone won't be next Argentina coach - father

Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone hailed his side's ability to break Real Madrid's 18-year winning run in continental cup finals.
Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa insists he has the utmost respect for Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and will always shake hands and move on after the final whistle.
Craig Burley explains how the absences of Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo seemed to embolden Atletico Madrid in their UEFA Super Cup triumph.

The father of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has ruled his son out of the running to take over Argentina.

Carlos Simeone told Super Deportivo Radio that while his son will not succeed Jorge Sampaoli, he will take the job at some point in the future.

"We know that at some point he will give to the national team," Carlos Simeone said. "He always had respect for Argentina and made an effort to play. He has it in his head to do it.

"He still likes working weekly and the day to day, the adrenaline...

La Liga in North America: The global game gone too far? Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid reaction

With La Liga agreeing a 15-year joint venture to bring games to the U.S., FC's Craig Burley explains the benefits he sees for all parties involved.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes the club are working hard to build their brand in the United States and help improve the popularity of the sport.

La Liga is coming to the U.S.! Thursday's announcement of a 15-year partnership with Relevent, a multinational media, sports and entertainment company, means Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates could line up for a league game in America. 

But how do fans in Spain feel about the news? ESPN FC's La Liga correspondents and bloggers have their say, and you can too by voting in the poll. 

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Sam Marsden: In theory, the idea has some good elements (and we've...