Is the USSF interested in seeing the national team games be generally available on American television?
Contiguglia: All of our national team games should be televised in the USA. U.S. Soccers partnership with IMG should help. IMG has the ability to increase our television appearances in the USA. We should see more U.S. broadcasts of national team games from CONCACAF countries in the near future. 20. Nike has invested many millions of dollars in U.S. Soccer. Should the soccer public be concerned that Nike (and other entities such as IMG) will exert too much control over the USSF for their own profit and not the betterment of the game? Contiguglia: There is nothing in the IMG or Nike contracts that gives them control over the USSF. They are partners with the USSF. I have already had meetings with both parties, and they recognize their roles. They look to the USSF for direction and leadership and will support programs developed by the USSF and not vice versa. For IMG and Nike to succeed, the Federation must succeed both on and off the field. Copyright© 1998 Davidson News Group.