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Did a history of hard feelings between the Twins and Vikings fuel the fight over the new MLS franchise?

Twins officials say they take no particular glee in being part of a group that outmaneuvered the Vikings to land the local MLS franchise. But they're certainly not sad about it, either. 

Don Garber and Bill McGuire

Why the MLS awarded Minnesota — and the McGuire group — its newest franchise

A plan for an outdoor, natural grass, soccer-specific stadium was key. So too was the Twin Cities' abundance of young, bike-loving urban residents.  

Brian Dozier's oddly one-sided $20 million contract

Dozier’s is unique: he gets guaranteed money, but the Twins get no added team control.