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The Funky Crew?

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

And into the Austin/Columbus soccer fray enters … Marky Mark? Hollywood A-lister and recent entrepreneur Mark Wahlberg told the Last Word on Soccer website Monday that he’s interested in purchasing the Columbus Crew SC team, whose ownership group has spent the past 10 months pursuing a deal to relocate the team to Austin. Wahlberg was on the ground in Ohio to finalize his part in purchasing a local Chevrolet dealership and expressed interest in assembling a soccer ownership group when asked about the relocation issue by local media, with the implication being that Wahlberg would keep the team in Ohio. Proper notification of intent to relocate and making a good faith effort to let other interested parties purchase the club are the main points of contention in an ongoing legal case between Crew owners Precourt Sports Ventures, the city of Columbus and the state of Ohio, none of which are feeling many good vibrations related to the matter.

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