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Volume 24 No. 115
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     In a stock sale agreement yesterday, MLS acquired the San
Francisco Blackhawks from owner Daniel Van Voorhis.  The
agreement not only allows MLS to acquire the team, but also the
long-term rights to Spartan Stadium in San Jose.  In exchange for
the sale, Van Voorhis becomes a limited partner in MLS.  The
Blackhawks join the league after having last played in the
American Professional Soccer League (APSL) in '92.  San Jose is
one of eight cities already designated to be site of inaugural
MLS play in '96, joining Boston, Chicago, Columbus, OH, Los
Angeles, New York/New Jersey, Tampa and Washington, DC.  MLS
Chair Alan Rothenberg was pleased about the agreement: "I am
gratified the MLS and Mr. Van Voorhis have agreed to work
together.  The Blackhawks have done a good job in helping focus
attention on the need for a Division I outdoor league in America
and we know that soccer fans in that region will support MLS"