Hunt a quiet pioneer of U.S. soccer

December 13, 2006
By Frank Dell'Apa
When Lamar Hunt was courting his wife, Norma, they stood on the terraces for a Shamrock Rovers match in Dublin. That trip to Ireland in 1962 also kicked off Hunt's interest in soccer and started him on a path toward becoming the game's most persistent financial backer in the U.S.

Hunt was a farsighted and innovative investor in sports, starting with the American Football League in 1960, then the North American Soccer League, World Championship Tennis and Major League Soccer. ...

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