How Drew Carey became a part-owner of MLS' Seattle Sounders FC
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Ignoring the pain Carey says, "I just shot right into it ... arm in a sling ... covered in ice ... should have been in the hospital ... and telling him passionately about something I believed in. I think that's what sold him."
Sigi Schmid had lost control of his team.
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