Article on Phil Anschutz in Washington Post

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by Darryl, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. Darryl

    Darryl Member

    Nov 27, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Today's Washington Post print edition had a front page article on Phil Anschutz. The article was not just about DC United, and not just about soccer, but talked about his overall impact on the Washington DC region and MLS in general. Interesting read, whether you are interested in the DC United angle or not.

    For those unaware, Phil Anschutz is a billionaire businessman with a personal and financial interest in soccer. He owns 5 of 10 MLS teams.


    A Low Profile and a Large Footprint
    Anschutz Makes Mark on Area With Soccer, Newspapers

    By Annys Shin
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Sunday, November 21, 2004; Page A01

  2. Mountainia

    Mountainia Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Section 207, Row 7
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I haven't read much about Anshutz, but from reading this, I get the impression that he sees potential value in Soccer, and that's why he's running this league. Not because he likes soccer.

    We see railroads, he sees communication paths. We see old, bankrupt movie theatres, he sees new entertainment venues. We see small, barely surviving local papers, he sees demand for local content and ads. We see soccer, he sees, what, stadiums?

    If I had the money, it might not be a bad bet to tag along with Phil. Just make sure you have all the same angles covered that he has.

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