Is Bob Kraft’s hoped-for soccer stadium in Dorchester dead?

New England Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones, left, celebrates with team owner Robert Kraft after the second soccer game against the New York Red Bulls of the MLS Eastern Conference final in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. The match ended 2-2 and New England advanced with a two-game aggregate 4-3. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft (right) wants to build a soccer stadium somewhere in Boston, but the Columbia Point option appears to be gone. –Elise Amendola / AP

After more than a year of discussions, the effort to build a professional soccer stadium in Dorchester is all but dead.

How can this be when the major players — Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, and University of Massachusetts president Marty Meehan — are all rooting for Bob Kraft to bring his New England Revolution to town?

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