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A CONVERSATION WITH TIM LEIWEKE; Moving Toward a United State
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Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Professional soccer
Author: Jones, Grahame L
Date: Nov 14, 2004
Start Page: D.1
Section: Sports; Part D; Sports Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

Manchester United is where [TIM LEIWEKE] wants to be. Not in person, but as a league. As president of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and chairman of the board of Major League Soccer, Leiweke sees the financial and sporting potential of MLS teams if they can be raised to the level of their English Premier League counterparts.

So, at a time when the Kings, for whom he also serves as president, are idled by the NHL lockout and AEG is involved in other activities including the WTA Championships at Staples Center and MLS Cup 2004 at the Home Depot Center, Leiweke took time out to talk about soccer and its future.

THINKING BIG: Tim Leiweke wants to take MLS to level of English Premier League giant Manchester United.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Alexander Gallardo Los Angeles Times

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