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New L.A. soccer team officials get entertainment lesson from Seattle
New L.A. soccer team officials get entertainment lesson from Seattle

When Clint Dempsey made the decision to leave the English Premier League for the Seattle Sounders and Major League Soccer last year, he said one of the things that drew him to the city was that it reminded him of Europe. And he wasn't talking about the rain. "It's an atmosphere that's comparable," he said. "I almost felt like I was in another country. I was … just walking past a bar, the TV was on and everyone was watching soccer. So for me that was awesome." Seattle may be the closest thing the U.S. has to a soccer city, a place where the passion and knowledge about the game is comparable to St. Louis' embrace of baseball or Green...

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