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September 13, 2008

Dallas WPS (Won't Play Soccer)

In case you are like most soccer fans and had forgotten already, the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) is slated to start next spring. But not locally anymore.
The league made it official this week that Dallas Sting owners Brent Coralli and Jack Hanks aren’t ready for the big leagues.
No women’s pro soccer will be here next year and, really, what are the chances that it happens in 2010?
Coralli didn’t return phone calls this week, and neither Coralli nor Hanks has done so in two years of attempted contact.
Apparently, the Sting folks couldn’t work out an agreement with the Hunt family.
FC Dallas ownership can’t be expected to cut the Sting some crazy deal in the name of fellow soccer love.
Besides, what kind of team or league begins its existence by looking for a handout?
The Sting club needs to build its own 6,000-seat stadium and could do well for itself by constructing an intimate facility in the Grapevine-Southlake area.
If the money men are coming up short then, they’re not really money men, are they?
And that’s the problem. Any potential soccer owner in the United States needs to have bags of start-up cash followed by piles of I’m-going-to-lose-my-shirt-for-five-years cash.
It was doomed from the beginning.

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