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Payne's Response

D.C. United is aware of the "press release."

Kevin Payne's official response: "Their assertions are absolutely false."

Folks, politics at work in this grand land of ours. ($$$$$)

Along those lines, at the DCU kickoff luncheon today, Victor Macfarlane said:

"We have been working behind the scenes with the city trying to demonstrate to them why it is appropriate for us to be at Poplar Point. It's an unbelievable site in an area of the city that has been overlooked way too long. Our company has a history of working in these urban communities, so we want to do something everyone will be proud of ... but also something that integrates with the community. In addition to that, we want to create jobs, not just one-time jobs, but ongoing jobs that benefit the residents of D.C.

"We're excited, we think it's going to happen and that we will be playing part of the 2009 season in it. We'll keep you posted on that progress."

Payne:" We believe, when it is all said and done, we will have a stadium that will be the envy of Major League Soccer, that will be among the great football stadiums of the world and that will also serve as a regional destination that will create a massive economic stiumulus east of the river in a way that the city has not seen before. We take that responsibility seriously and look forward to articulating that with the city and the community at large."

Don't go away, I will have some team news for you in a little while......

By Steve Goff  |  April 10, 2007; 2:22 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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