MLS threaten to take DC United out of Washington

MLS commissioner Don Garber has told The Washington Post the D.C. United franchise could be moved out of Washington for good.

MLS commissioner Don Garber has told The Washington Post the D.C. United franchise could be moved out of Washington for good.

"We don't seem to be able to get a deal done and it could be that, if something can't be resolved, we will move the team." Garber said. "The ownership group is very committed to the team and to Major League Soccer, but no different than any other sports team in this country, they will not be able to continue to play in RFK and be successful. It does not have an economically viable model playing in a stadium that is substandard.

"They cannot continue to operate the way they are much longer. We are getting to the point where we have to start looking at alternatives if we can't put a plan together soon.

"For the last 10 years, I have been personally involved with 10 stadium projects and this region of the country has been the single most-difficult area to try to get something finalized. It has me very concerned."

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