Not willing to rest on their laurels, Bayern Munich will look to expand on their current internationalization strategy. The club has already opened their office in New York City and has now played multiple friendlies in the USA. The next step could very well mean a partnership with a MLS club.
Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told SBD Global, "Maybe we have to think about how we can partner with U.S. teams from the MLS, to support them and show them how business is run in Germany and at Bayern.”
According to the article, Bayern isn’t interested in operating a satellite club like Manchester City does in the USA and Australia. SBD confirms that “the cooperation would be centered on exchanging business and football knowledge” with the potential for player and coach exchanges.
While these partnerships usually don’t provide a lot of benefits for the MLS clubs beyond the “Club has partnered with European Giant” press release, Bayern have shown in recent years that they don’t enter a project unless they’re going “all-in”.
Obviously, the USA isn’t the only nation in their scope. Bayern are opening an office in Shanghai, and a partnership there isn’t out of the question either.