Former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow’s next act: Soccer

As the most efficient crew within the American League races to a double-digit department lead, its architect sits within the proprietor’s field of a half-full second-division Spanish football stadium at the outskirts of Madrid. It is the primary fit of his first season working CD Leganés. The proprietor of the opposing crew, Deportivo Alavés, sits to his left, the mayor of Leganés to his correct. The recreation is televised, however the broadcasters are calling it from a studio in Barcelona, 400 miles away.

Jeff Luhnow’s Astros performed in entrance of packed homes of 41,000 and drew as regards to one million folks to have a good time their 2017 World Series name; in this August evening, Leganés performs prior to some 7,000 scattered devoted. In January, Blue Crow Sports Group, which Luhnow began, purchased Cancún FC, a football crew within the Mexican moment department, for a reported $6.76 million; in June, it added Leganés for a reported $39 million. Luhnow is a hands-on proprietor, obsessing over the whole thing from roster building to participant building to emblem design, hoping to deliver the type of trade to his moment recreation that he delivered to his first.

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