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Champion Minnesota's future in jeopardy
October 5th, 2012 1:06AM

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[NASL] A year after winning the inaugural NASL title as the No. 6 seeds, the Minnesota Stars are at it again. They won their first playoff game as the No. 6 seeds and begin their semifinal series with the regular-season champion San Antonio Scorpions. But the Stars have more than their title defense on their minds.

They have until Oct. 27 to find owners if they are to remain in the league in 2013 when the New York Cosmos will join.

"With the New York Cosmos coming in next year, it puts us in jeopardy," Stars CEO Djorn Buchholz told the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.

The Stars finished sixth in the eight-team league in attendance with an average of 2,796 in 2012.



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  1. Ken Jamieson
    commented on: October 5, 2012 at 9:44 a.m.
    It is very disheartening that an area with such a strong soccer history should go through this soap opera year after year. The Stars play in a 10,000 seat facility yet, even with a championship under their belt, struggle to put decent attendance numbers up. No doubt the luke-warm support of the team has to make prospective owners leary of investing. In the late 70s the Minnesota Kicks of the old NASL regularly drew crowds in excess of 30,000. I know Minnesota soccer fans are passionate about the game, however failure to support the team at the gate can have only one possible outcome. If the Stars are saved at the eleventh hour, it behooves each and every soccer fan in Minnesota to get behind the new owners and make it work. The NASL may not return if it leaves.

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