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D.C. United news & notes: Stadium update, Blake Brettschneider, Galaxy match, third kit, David Stokes

D.C. United’s search for a site to build a stadium has apparently narrowed, which, to the best of our knowledge, leaves Buzzard Point as the top candidate within the city borders.

From Post colleague Jonathan O’Connell:

Officials from Edens & Avant, a South Carolina-based real estate developer that is leading plans to redevelop Capital City Market, say they are not planning on building a stadium there.

The area, also known as Florida Avenue Market, is located in the triangular area east of where Florida and New York avenues intersect in Northeast D.C., and is home to a collection of grocers and wholesalers. Edens & Avant, along with J Street Development and Gallaudet University, which also owns land in the area, plan to redevelop the market but are focused on bringing new retail to the area.

One of the J Street partners had shown the site to United officials.

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Ahead of tonight’s match between United and the Los Angeles Galaxy at Home Depot Center, I have written about rookie Blake Brettschneider’s emergence on the frontline.

TV for tonight’s match: Fox Soccer Channel.

Kickoff: 11 p.m. ET.

United will unveil its third kit, the first of four matches featuring the new red jerseys.

Read this terrific story by Scott French about the history between Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena and former pupil Ben Olsen.

Remember United defender David Stokes? According to Post colleague Preston Williams, he has been appointed boys’ head soccer coach at Patriot High School, which will open in Prince William County, Va., this fall. Stokes, a first-round draft pick from Norh Carolina in 2003, was with United for four seasons before playing for Carolina in the lower divisions.

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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