MLS Tabbed as Pro League of the Year

MLS Tabbed as Pro League of the Year

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 30, 2008
  • Don Garber, Sports Business Journal

The Sports Business Journal have released their annual awards. This year Major League Soccer was well represented in a couple categories but ultimately took home one of the more important awards as Professional Sports League of the Year.

The league beat out the usual subjects, the NBA, NFL and MLB. Interestingly enough Toronto FC was nominated for the League of the Year honor despite being just a club team. In a way that kind of sours the taste of this award to some since a club team was nominated. Weird. They were probably meant to be in Professional Team of the Year category. Still weird.

Don Garber was up for the Executive of the Year but lost out to one of his owners in Tim Leiweke of AEG.

Its nice to see the league get honored in this way. Especially in a business sense of it to beat out the likes of the NFL, MLB, and NBA.