Before we turn to tonight’s match between D.C. United and Real Salt Lake at RFK Stadium, might some stadium optimism be bubbling to the surface in the nation’s capital?

I caught up with DCU owner Will Chang before the game. I pressed him the best I could (without security interceding).

“I hope we can announce soon, but I can’t give a commitment on when I can announce,” he said.

Hmmm.....

So it’s Buzzard Point, right?

“We’re working very hard, but I can’t tell you much beyond that.”

You know, the supporters would probably renew their season tickets the second you shared detailed information. How about it?

“That’s called leading the witness [laughter]. We’re looking very aggressively.”

So there you go.

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET.

TV: No standard local coverage. Direct Kick, Matchday Live.

DCU: Hamid; Kitchen, White, McDonald, Burch; Najar, Simms, King, da Luz; De Rosario, Wolff.

Subs: Willis, Woolard, Barklage, Quaranta, Davies, Brettschneider, Ngwenya.

Your pregame, in-game and postgame observations are welcome in our comments section.