Bob Williams, US office

In this week's US sports industry round-up: FIFA World Cup ratings recovering from rough start | Rhode Island legalizes sports gaming | NASCAR looking at changing sponsorship model 

It’s like trying to drink out of a fire hose,” says Jeff Berding, FC Cincinnati president and general manager, of his quest to transform the club into a Major League Soccer franchise for the 2019 season. 

Welcome to SportBusiness Group’s US Digest, rounding up the news and developments coming out of the world’s biggest sports market Telemundo takes lead against Fox for World Cup viewers As

In this week's US sports industry round-up: United bid wins 2026 World Cup vote by landslide; NBCSN to simulcast Telemundo Russia 2018 matches; and New Jersey sports betting bill is given the green light.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Delaware ushers in new sports betting era; United 2026 bid outscores 'high risk' Morocco; and the New York Yankees win scheduling battle with ESPN.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: NBA Finals tickets are cheapest in four years; FC Cincinnati to join MLS in 2019; and Twin Cities 'netted $370m from Super Bowl'

USL president Jake Edwards talks to SportBusiness International at Leaders Week in NYC about his concern for legalized sports betting, rising expansion fees and the possibility of promotion and relegation

Bundesliga International chief executive Robert Klein tells SportBusiness International how its new US department will help build its relationship with Fox Sports and why Bayern Munich made the league's entrance easier in the States.

Organisers of the joint US-Canada-Mexico bid have promised a record $11bn profit for Fifa but anti-US sentiment globally has put a once-certain bid in real jeopardy. 

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Tepper wins race to take over Carolina Panthers; Supreme Court rules in favour of sports betting; and NBA play-off ratings continue to soar.

District Detroit app not only links the home of the Red Wings and Pistons to a 50-block neighbourhood, it also offers an insight into how public spaces could be connected in future.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: MLB aims to establish long-term relationship with London; United 2026 offers financial and diplomatic assurances; and Manning considers joining Panthers ownership group