A few weeks ago I suggested in my column that the sport of soccer is rapidly growing in popularity in the United States. As if to substantiate my observation, the Sept. 20 Des Moines Register burst forth with a front page spread and a four column double-headline asking, “What’s the score on soccer stadium plan?”

There were two articles in the Register, one by reporter Lee Rood under the sub-head, “Supervisors say it’s too costly, risky” and the other by columnist Randy Peterson stating, “Financing to determine its viability.” So the great debate is actually over financing and the viability of building a soccer stadium in Des Moines. The main private financial backers for the soccer stadium are Kum & Go’s CEO Kyle Krause and company President Tanner Krause.

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