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POLL: Do you like the new jersey/jersey sponsor?

Posted on 11 January 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Easy question, folks. What do you think of the new jersey/jersey sponsor? Disgusting? Doesn’t matter, it’s worth the money? Wish it would have been different colors? Vote below.

[polldaddy poll=4372488]

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Officially, it’s Beem-bo!

Posted on 11 January 2011 by Breton Bonnette

The rumors were spot on as Philly.com released early this morning that Bimbo (pronounced Beem-bo, who knew?) Bakeries USA will in fact be the Philadelphia Union’s first jersey sponsor. After a courtship that lasted almost six months, Bimbo – which has its’ headquarters in Horsham, PA is set to make everyone “say Beem-bo”. The deal is a good one – roughly $12 million for four years and on par with many of the other sponsorship deals in Major League Soccer – and the company continues a period of healthy growth as others in their industry weaken.

So now the MLS sponsorship list looks like this:

Chicago: NONE (used to be Best Buy)
Chivas USA: Extra
Columbus: NONE (used to be Glidden)
Colorado: NONE (apparently closing in on one)
FC Dallas: NONE
DC United: Volkswagen (about $3.1-3.7 million/yr)
Houston: Greenstar (5yrs, $12.7million; used to be Amigo Energy)
Kansas City: NONE
Los Angeles: Herbalife (about $4-5 million/yr)
New England: NONE
New York: Red Bull
Philadelphia: Bimbo (4 yrs, $12 million)
Portland: Alaska Airlines
Real Salt Lake: XanGo ($1 million/yr, first jersey sponsor in 2006)
San Jose: Amway ($2-3 million/yr)
Seattle: Xbox 360 ($4 million/yr)
Toronto FC: BMO Financial Group
Vancouver: Bell

If you want all the gory details, head here as Jeff Gammage sums it all up. If you want to know what the jersey will look like, tune in at 1:00PM as the press conference at the Club in PPL Park is held.

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Union to announce jersey sponsor tomorrow, but who?

Posted on 10 January 2011 by Breton Bonnette

At 1 PM tomorrow, the Union will hold a press conference tomorrow to announce a major four-year partnership between the Union and one of the world’s “largest companies”. The deal will give the Union its’ much anticipated jersey and apparel sponsor.

As other Eastern Conference teams lose their jersey sponsors left and right – see Columbus (Glidden) and Chicago (Best Buy), the Union are set to add one of the world’s “largest companies”. But who could it be?

Past rumors – narrowed down to global companies – have included the following: Bimbo (a Mexican baked goods company that could potentially be the savior of troubled Tastykake), Panasonic, Comcast, and Verizon.

Our guess (and the company we’re hearing the most rumbling about) is Bimbo Bakeries USA. Thoughts? Who whould you like to see the grace the front of the Union jersey? A bit skeptical that the sponsor will not have the local/regional roots that many wanted?

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