Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Questions for Minnesota United’s Bill McGuire

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, and Dr. Bill McGuire, current owner of the Minnesota United club in the second-tier North American Soccer League, chat during a news conference, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Minneapolis, where they announced that Minnesota will be awarded an MLS franchise. (AP Photo/Star Tribune,Glen Stubbe)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota United FC owner Bill McGuire had a good week with Wednesday’s announcement that his ownership group had been granted an expansion franchise in Major League Soccer with play to begin in 2018. McGuire faces a July 1 deadline to have a workable stadium plan and state lawmakers have said he’ll get little help, but the former UnitedHealth Group chief was in a jovial mood when he agreed to take a few questions from The Associated Press. Answers have been edited for length.

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Chelsea captain John Terry signs for another season

LONDON (AP) — Captain John Terry will be at Chelsea for at least one more season after earning a contract extension in recognition of his enduring value to the team.

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MLS expanding to Minnesota, but stadium yet to be built

Cassie Benson, left, and her boyfriend Manny Chavez, center,  cheer during a news conference, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Minneapolis, where it was announced that Minnesota will be awarded an MLS soccer franchise. (AP Photo/Star Tribune,Glen Stubbe)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After preserving a professional soccer team for Minnesota, Bill McGuire soon began to think bigger.

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Chelsea fans to contest banning orders for Paris incident

LONDON (AP) — Five Chelsea fans will contest the implementation of football banning orders for their suspected involvement in an incident where a black man was blocked from boarding a subway train in Paris.

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Lionel Messi tops France Football’s list of richest players

Barcelona's Gerard Pique, left and Lionel Messi leave the field at the end of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi tops France Football magazine’s list of richest players for the fifth time in six years after hitting an estimated 65 million euros ($71.3 million) in revenue last year.

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