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Pacific Rim Cup organizers hope pro soccer can gain foothold in isles

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Takehiko Nakamura, who is bringing a professional soccer tournament to Hawaii for the first time since 2015, posed for a portrait at Aloha Stadium on Friday. Pacific Rim Cup matches will be played at the stadium on Thursday and Saturday.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER

    The Los Angeles Galaxy’s David Beckham and Osaka’s Takuya Takei battle for control of the ball in the second half.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    “In 2008 the field was terrible, but (David) Beckham played every single minute without complaint. This field now is much better.”

    Takehiko Nakamura

    President, Blue United Corp.

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