As D.C. United and city near RFK lease deal, optimism about MLS club’s long-term future in Washington grows

From colleague Jonathan O’Connell’s story in The Post’s Capital Business section Monday:

Officials from D.C. United and Events DC are close to agreeing on a two-year lease extension at RFK Stadium, creating a window in which the team and some officials likely will attempt a last-ditch effort to build a stadium for the team in the District.

The combination of a lease that is expected to provide more favorable conditions for the team — as well as possible incentives for the team to remain in the District long-term — and an improved budget situation for the city has created optimism.

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In our comments section, share your thoughts on this story and whether you are now more optimistic about United’s future in Washington.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.

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