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Video Q&A: Another stadium for Major League Soccer in Minnesota?

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The tantalizing news that Major League Soccer is going to grow by 20 percent in the next eight years has some observers, like Fox Sports North, speculating about a futbol team in the new Vikings stadium.

But soccer aficionados -- even some who lobbied the hardest to accommodate the beautiful game in the new Vikings stadium -- are saying now that soccer's fortunes now lie elsewhere --  possibly with another new stadium in the Twin Cities.

Here's a conversation with Wes Burdine  about the Vikings' future as a soccer franchisee. Burdine is one of the founders of MLS4MN, and a soccer blogger at dunordfutbol.com.

Below is what the "pitch" would look like, as the Vikings (and an amazingly large amount of fans) are thinking about soccer.

Soccer pitch