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Chelsea's Eden Hazard Becomes Part Owner Of NASL Team In San Diego

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 27 / 17

Eden Hazard is "following in the footsteps" of former Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba by becoming part owner of a new football club in the U.S., according to Bob Williams of the London TELEGRAPH. Hazard "teamed up" with fellow pros Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sow -- as well as local i...

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