Seven Aside

Benny Tran

The LAFC SVP of Corporate Strategy and Development on the organization’s stakes in the historic Master Plan for Exposition Park—the “crossroads of Los Angeles”


Stephen Plumlee

The R/GA Ventures Managing Partner, R/GA Global COO and vice chair, and nearly twenty-year veteran of the firm on what makes his practice tick, and why football is prime for collaboration.

Gay Footie: A Primer

An essay by Simon Doonan

Back Line

Richard Brown

The Catch-22, Outlaw King, and True Detective producer on revolutionary television, the new streamer paradigm, making the call to Clooney, and the Mourinho and Barça films that nearly were.


The media and creative business—through the lens of football.

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Blue-sky Thinking

A coalition led by New York City FC and Mayor Bill de Blasio doubles down on creating small-sided community pitches throughout the metropolitan area and injecting new vitality into under-utilized public spaces.

In book only

Foresight is 20/20

On risk, in the wake, and on the cusp, of industry gut-checks.

In book only

Damian Lewis

The Billions actor reflects on his affection for Liverpool FC, recalls a brush with a former CIA Director, mulls a Russia boycott, and reminisces about a tuna melt from a bygone Williamsburg.


Screen Capture

A flyaround of stories from the media-sphere shows a bumper yield of creative storytelling, suggests a soccer content land grab, and underscores an industry in rapid transition.

In-book only

Christopher Vollmer

The global leader of Media and Entertainment at PwC’s Strategy& on football’s strong position, the future of streaming, and why the sports media rights bubble might not pop.

Seven Aside

Matt Jarvis

The CEO of 72andSunny and founder of Electric Futsal on creating a new American soccer economy.

Back Line

Commissioner William Bratton

On stadium safety and security in the 21st century, with the former head of the New York City and Los Angeles Police Departments.

Seven Aside Web Special 

“—something we hope will contribute to the further definition of what it is to enjoy television.”

Patrick Vien, A+E Networks Managing Director, on History’s sweeping programming initiative, History of Football, premiering in 160 territories internationally on May 28.

Football and the Global City

An interview with Gensler’s Jonathan Emmett, and a look at LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium in the context of a rapidly changing Downtown Los Angeles.



A day in the life at the Hercules Campus home of the California-born global firm.


Uzodinma Iweala

The author, Beasts of No Nation and Speak No Evil, and founder/EIC of Ventures Africa on his film, Waiting for Hassana, his inspirations and his nascent media enterprise.


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