Quote of the Day

"We don't look at some of the challenges we have and think that we can solve it with moving. We've got to figure out what we need to do to solve those teams and then add new markets so we can have new fans and new excitement."
-- MLS Commissioner Don Garber, on the league focusing on expanding into new markets rather than relocating current franchises. ("MLS All-Star Game," ESPN2, 7/31)
Thursday August 1, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 228 Print This Issue

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