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Leiwekes take a stand against Europe's U.S. soccer plans (Reuters)

Apr 14, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO and president Tim Leiweke during a break in the action of a game between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Brothers Tod and Tim Leiweke, two of the most powerful sports entrepreneurs in the United States, have questioned the value of European soccer clubs staging matches in the U.S. and Canada. The brothers, who have been involved in American sports clubs across different codes, were reacting on Wednesday to a story in Britain's Daily Mail newspaper which suggested UEFA was considering staging mini-tournaments outside Europe. Meanwhile, other media reports said English Premier League clubs have again discussed playing regular season games abroad. ...


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