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A glimpse into the thinking of Sounders' brain trust 
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A glimpse into the thinking of Sounders' brain trust
by Paul Kennedy on Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 11:02 PM EST
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The closest thing any MLS club is to a European-style members club, like Barcelona or Real Madrid and their socios, is Seattle. But at the end of the day, management -- majority owner Joe Roth, minority owner Drew Carey and minority owner and general manager Adrian Hanauer -- not the Alliance runs the Sounders. But the Alliance Annual Business Meeting gives a unique glimpse into the thinking of the Sounders' brain trust.

  
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"This is just a starting point for me. Back home I did my mates' hair and built up a client base. Now I want to do the same thing here so I'm inviting fans. Football always comes first but this is something I can fall back on as I get older and it's something I really enjoy doing. I'm very flexible when it comes to making appointments."

-- Grimsby Town winger Nathan Arnold moonlights as a hair stylist. (Grimsby Telegraph)