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Published August 23, 2013
DID HAUPTMAN PLAY A ROLE HERE? In Chicago, Seth Gruen reports Hauptman during the U.S. Open Cup game was "chastised by a number of fans in the stands." He lives in L.A. and "doesn’t attend every game." Numerous sources said that Hauptman is "image-conscious." One source added that this "could be Hauptman's shortcoming." The source said, "That’s Andrew’s downfall as an owner: He thinks he can control the message when there’s word of mouth to undermine his efforts" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 8/23).