The Sports Business Journal

by: Daniel Kaplan

With four U.S. sports team owners galloping into England and scooping up Premier League soccer teams in the last two years, and more likely on the way, the country’s beloved sport, thriving like no other on the planet, is in for a transformation…

…”Teams that are in the lower level of the Premier and in the upper levels of the Championship [League] will be interesting to American buyers because their valuations are attractive and there are very loyal fan bases,” said Sal Galatioto of Galatioto Sports Partners, adding that he is now regularly called by Coca-Cola Championship teams seeking advice. “If you can get them a little more efficiently, there is a real chance to turn them into economic enterprises.”…