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Published November 28, 1995
In Boston, Frank Dell'apa calls FIFA President Joao Havelange's "blessing" of MLS and his intention to attend the '96 opener a "great boost of confidence." Dell'apa: "Make no mistake -- a professional league cannot easily function without FIFA's support. The MLS and FIFA are entering into a synergistic business relationship" (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/26)....The CISL's Board of Governors has changed the duties of Commissioner Ron Weinstein to allow him to focus on marketing and a national TV deal (CISL).... This Saturday, the Connecticut Sports Development Group hosts a neutral-site NPSL game between Chicago and Cleveland at The Centrum in Worcester, MA. The group has applied for a New England expansion team for '96-97 (NPSL)....In a joint announcement, the Canadian Hockey League and the NHL outlined details of the CHL Chrysler Cup Challenge, a game featuring 40 top junior hockey prospects to be held February 15 at Maple Leaf gardens in Toronto (CHL/NHL)....NASCAR officials promise an announcement of "international importance" at their annual conference in New York on December 1. While Texas Speedway hopes for a spot on the '96 Winston Cup schedule, the consensus is that '96 races will not change venues (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 11/28).