New MLS sponsors?

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by pupusa3000, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. pupusa3000

    pupusa3000 Member

    May 15, 2001
    East Bay Area
    On today's MLS telecast of SJ vs. KC, I noticed the Makita tools signboard on the side where MLS official sponser signboards usually are. Could this possibly be a new league wide sponser? I know team/local sponsers have their signs on the goal ends of the field but the Makita sign was along the sideline. Perhaps I am wrong but does anyone have information?
  2. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: New MLS sponsers?

    "Makita - official tools of MLS"

    I thought Rob and Eric had those jobs.
  3. sokol

    sokol Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    Re: New MLS sponsers?

    Are Makita tools sold at Home Depot? If so, that might explain it.
  4. DAGSports

    DAGSports New Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    Re: New MLS sponsers?

    I don't think that's the connection. Rigid is the tool Home Depot primarily advertises (I don't know if they own it), also sometimes Ryobi.

    Makita Europe did sponsor the EPL for a while (according to the occasional old clips I've seen on the Highlights/Preview Shows).
  5. rickinva

    rickinva Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Fairfax, VA
    Re: New MLS sponsers?

    Makita is a new SUM partner. I got the email announcement yesterday.
  6. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    DC United
    Re: New MLS sponsers?

    I've noticed AFLAC on some DC United telecasts. Are they local sponsors or national ones?



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