US soccer post-World Cup, ChatGPT and the growth of DTC
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This year's World Cup might be about to reach its crescendo, but at Sports Loft we're already looking ahead. In this week's roundtable podcast, with an eye on the 2026 World Cup, we ask whether the US can realise its potential of becoming a soccer, ahem, football superpower and debate what's helping and what's hindering its national and domestic teams on their respective journeys.

Our panel also discuss whether the launch of ChatGPT marks the true beginning of the Age of AI with respect to, and even find time to dig into why the sports sector is seeing a proliferation of new direct to consumer (DTC) products from rights holders, such as FIFA, Manchester United and others.

In this edition of the Sports Loft Podcast, host Yanni Andreopoulos is joined by Daniel Kirschner, the president, CEO and co-founder of Greenfly, and Nick Goggans, co-founder and CEO of Pumpjack Dataworks. Making his debut on the pod is Pete Burns, VP of Commercial Strategy at Deltatre, who works with leading rights holders to develop their strategies for growing their own DTC business.

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