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The TMZ Effect on MLS

By Howard M Alperin On August - 23 - 2011

Salacious headlines is not the first thing that comes to mind when the American public thinks of Major League Soccer. Most people in America probably don't even know what MLS stands for.  Many might say Multiple Listing Service, representing real estate and homes, which is what appears first on a Google search (MLS.com). Suffice it to say, if the question was narrowed to include sports only, still a big percentage would not know the answer.

If the public was asked who TMZ was or what the initials stood for, probably most would not have a clue about the initials (Thirty Mile Zone), but a decent percentage would probably respond by saying it's that TV show that follows celebrities around. How much percentage difference is there for the public knowing TMZ or MLS is hard to say, but more probably know TMZ.

As an entertainment news service, TMZ has done an impressive job in covering pop culture stories, even breaking some really big ones, including Tiger's love affairs, Mel Gibson's rants, Michael Jackson's Death and many of the starlets in trouble with the law.  Other news servi...

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