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Copa America excitement could be step toward bringing MLS team to Valley

Fans of the Mexican National Soccer Team tailgate before their Copa America match against Uruguay at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Photo by Joe Steen/Cronkite News)

Thirteen-year old Braulio Estaco had never attended a soccer game, let alone a game as big as a Copa America match, before he arrived at the June 5 Group C contest between Mexico and Uruguay at University of Phoenix Stadium. “I traveled here all the way from El Paso, Texas, with the family,” Estaco said.… Read More →

A Threat By The Cubs To Leave Arizona Has Cactus League Sites Scrambling

It appears the Chicago Cubs’ spring training facility will remain in Mesa - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

Update: It appears the Chicago Cubs’ spring training facility will remain in Mesa. Team officials recently notified a group from Naples, Fla., attempting to lure the Cubs to the Grapefruit League that they plan to continue to negotiate exclusively with the city of Mesa. Mesa, meanwhile, reportedly is looking at four sites for the new… Read More →