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D.C. United gains support from city councilman in finding solutions to stadium issues

At least someone in government is paying attention to D.C. United’s stadium plight.

City council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) introduced a resolution Tuesday that states, among other things, the D.C. government “should take active steps to create strategies and solutions that keep D.C. United as a professional soccer team located within the District of Columbia.”

It doesn’t commit the city to anything, but as one of The Post city government reporters tells me, it could represent an interesting straw poll of D.C. politicos. Mayor Vincent Gray has already said no public money is available for a stadium project. United has been working with Events D.C., which manages RFK Stadium, for improved terms on the MLS club’s lease. Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C. is the prime target for a new venue. The RFK campus hasn’t been ruled out. Meantime, Baltimore remains very much on United’s radar as a permanent home if a Washington stadium solution isn’t reached in the near future.

Wells’s resolution is available here.

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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