A certain quarterback is sporting a Broncos jersey and making headlines from Denver to Kansas City. Actually, I was more interested in some other breaking news about the sport the rest of the world calls “football” and we Americans call “soccer.”
Also making headlines this week …
Herbalife partners with LA Galaxy
Herbalife announced a record 10-year contract extension with MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy. Herbalife will not only continue as the team’s official presenting sponsor and official jersey sponsor, but will also remain the Galaxy’s official and exclusive nutrition partner, with all of our products available to the club’s players and coaching staff.
This is the single largest and longest sponsorship agreement for an MLS club in league history, running through the 2022 MLS season, and is valued at over $44 million.
Herbalife CEO Michael Johnson adds: “There’s another part of this agreement very dear to all of our hearts – making our communities better places to live and work. As part of the agreement, $2.5 million will go toward supporting charitable efforts between the Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation and the Herbalife Family Foundation to benefit vulnerable and underserved children.”
You can read Herbalife’s press release here.
Leo scores big (234 goals)
Leo Messi — a world-famous Herbalife-sponsored athlete and perhaps the greatest soccer player in history – became FC Barcelona’s all-time top goal-scorer on March 20, 2012. The game against Granada will be remembered for this extraordinary feat: a hat-trick by the three-time Ballon d’Or winner that took his all-time tally to 234 goals.
At only 24-years-old, Messi is a living legend. Did I mention he is an Herbalife-sponsored athlete?
According to Time magazine, Messi is “the greatest player in the world” and perhaps the “best of all time.”