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"I’m not sure it will be quite the pomp and circumstance that baseball had obviously, but I think we’ll do a heck of a job."-– Sporting K.C. CEO Robb Heineman, on the city hosting the ’13 MLS All-Star Game just a year after playing host to the MLB All-Star Game. (K.C. STAR, 1/11)
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