Sunday, April 21, 2013

Philadelphia Union - Star Wars T-shirt

Join the Philadelphia Union
as we go galactic with our Star Wars theme game,
Saturday May 4th at 4PM
"May the Force be with DOOP!"
As we take on the Emerald Empire of the Seattle Sounders

2013.05.04 - The Union host a Star Wars theme night - with the purchase of 4 tickets, fans get 4 limited edition Union-Star Wars t-shirts. A limited number of shirts also available for purchase at PPL Park with profits benefiting the Philadelphia Union Foundation

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Metrostar fan club patch

Back when my boys were younger they were members of the Mighty Metros fan club. This was a great promotional tool for the clubs to bring kids to the stadium. Members could earn points by attending games and earning jerseys, soccer balls, training sessions, autograph sessions, player trading cards or stickers. The Metrostars were not the only club to have a kids based club.

Currently a review of the MLS clubs show that the Chicago Fire offers a free kids club for fans 14 and under.

The Philadelphia Union offers a Junior Supporters Club at three prices ranging from $35 to $130.

Real Salt lake Kids Club with a $5 membership fee for a signed player photo and birthday greeting. Members receive a promotional item on Kids Club game nights...

Old man rant: I personally think it is a shame that the MLS clubs forget the kids, the foundation of their future fans. Their web-sites seem to focus on their academy teams (which will accommodate a very small percentage of kids going to see a game), their supporters (adult fan clubs that offer great support for the teams) and their training camps... I understand that these are businesses out to make money, but I always wonder why they only focus on the big dollar and not the little guys who will be their future fan base...

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pele - Pepsi patch

Promotional patch from Pepsi featuring Pele's signature (from around 1975) measures around 3.75 x 4.5 inches. have not been able to find out any information on this item, other than Pele did advertising for Pepsi...

Found this ad on several web searches...

Friday, April 12, 2013

2012 - LA Galaxy Championship Ring promotion

2013 - LA Galaxy are offering a commemorative 2012 MLS Championship Ring to 17,000 attendees to their game against Sporting KC on April 20, 2013. the rings are distributed courtesy of Konica Minolta, Time Warner Cable Sportsnet and Time Warner Cable Deportes.