DC United and District Officials Announce Deal for $300 Million Stadium

Major League Soccer’s D.C. United spent its first 16 years at RFK Stadium, but that will soon change.    UPDATE: Thursday, July 25, at 11:10 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin's Charles Boehm has the latest on DC United's stadium: The day D.C. United and their fans have been dreaming about for years may finally have arrived. United and Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced on Thursday morning the signing of a $300 million public-private partnership to build a 20-25,000-seat soccer stadium in the Buzzard Point area of Southwest D.C., about a mile and a half south of the US Capitol near the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. The new home of the four-time MLS Cup champions will be located adjacent to the Fort McNair Army base, bounded by Half Street and Second Street SW between R and T Streets a few blocks west of the Nationals Park baseball stadium, and is anticipated to be completed in time for the 2016 season. 'We are proud to say that D.C. United has achieved a major milestone towards establishing a permanent, state-of-the-art home in Washington, D.C.,' United managing partner Jason Levien said in a club statement. 'This is a significant step forward, and we are going to continue ...
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Andrew Farrell: Everything You Need to Know About the Top Pick in the MLS Draft

The New England Revolution traded up with Toronto for the No. 1 pick in the MLS SuperDraft. It gave up the fourth pick and allocation money, but the move was well worth the price. The Revolution selected Andrew Farrell with the pick, who saw action as a midfielder and defender during his senior season at the University of Louisville. Farrell is one of the most complete college players in the nation, and his versatility, speed and pure talent make the 20-year-old the perfect selection for a club already talented at the midfielder position, but needs help at defender. According to, scouts believe Farrell is still getting better. He has “all the tools” and, when he finds a position, will mature into that position with some tuning. He’s fast, athletic and “extremely gifted.”Farrell was named a First-team NCSAA All-American in 2012 and was also the 2012 Big East Defensive Player of the Year. He led a Louisville defense that allowed just .62 goals per game that season, and added four goals and nine points on the year. New England made the right selection in Farrell, both because of his talent level and readiness to start immediately for a club needing ...
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