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Clark Hunt endorses plan for U.S. soccer facility in KCK

Artist rendition of the proposed U.S. Soccer National Training Center complex.
Artist rendition of the proposed U.S. Soccer National Training Center complex. The Kansas City Star

Count Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt as a proponent of the plan for Kansas City, Kan., to serve as the $75 million training facility for the U.S. national soccer teams.

“Kudos to the ownership at Sporting (KC) for everything they’ve done with the team here,” said Hunt, whose family was one of the founders of Major League Soccer and owns FC Dallas.

“They’ve done a great job in growing the fan base and growing the sport here in Kansas City, and it would be a great addition to bringing the training facility here.”

Hunt continued in the tradition of his late father, Lamar Hunt, in attending the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this summer.

“I went to the middle part of the tournament,” Hunt said. “I saw the U.S. play three of their four games, including the round of 16 game against Belgium. The team did great. It was a great experience.”

To reach Randy Covitz, call 816-234-4796 or send email to rcovitz@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter at @randycovitz.

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