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Poll: Name That Team

If D.C. United finalizes a stadium plan in Prince George's County.....


By Steve Goff  |  February 16, 2009; 3:38 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , Poll  
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There shouldn't even be a discussion about chaning the name. There is only DC United. End of discussion.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | February 16, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

There shouldn't even be a discussion about chaning the name. There is only DC United. End of discussion.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | February 16, 2009 3:42 PM
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Amen. 100 times amen.

Posted by: DCU_Rick | February 16, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

It should not even be subject to debate - DC United ought to be the name unless MLS mandates that the Bridgeview Fire, Harrison Red Bulls, FC Frisco, Carson Galaxy, Real Sandy, Commerce City Rapids, Santa Clara Earthquakes and Chester Union are also members of the league.

Posted by: PhillyMLS | February 16, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I'll stick with DC United, but if it's going to change, why not explore all the options...

Largo Town F.C.

Beltsville United

Beltway Rovers

Posted by: bergamot | February 16, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Too much brand value already established under the current name. Besides, as another poster pointed out, won't it make for years of fun for the DC government whenever someone says "wow, what a great franchise - so why don't they play in the city?"..."well, there's a story behind that...once upon a time there was an indifferent mayor and council who thought no team would ever choose to leave their magical city..."

Posted by: Pedalada | February 16, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

:)

Way to spur on the controversy Steven.

Posted by: TCompton | February 16, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

http://www.behindthebadge.com/

kyle sheldon says there not changing the name

Posted by: totalfootballer | February 16, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

This is a dumb poll.

Posted by: NattyBo1985 | February 16, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Gee, I kind of like the Beltway Rovers, that's not half bad. . .

Posted by: lowryts | February 16, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Was that a joke, Goffster? I voted for P.G. United because I think it's a funny name, ridiculous even.

Posted by: redskinsux | February 16, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

If the skins didnt change their name why should we?

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | February 16, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Real Largo


{ducks}

Posted by: rickinashburn | February 16, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Morgan Blvd Dynamo 2012 FC

Posted by: Pedalada | February 16, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Jonestown FC. Koolaid on tap.

Posted by: Hoost | February 16, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Jason LaCanfora at Fox 1370 (the radio station Santino just finished up his interview on) is taking soccer-related calls from listeners now at (410) 481-1370

(Baltimore Sports Radio)

Posted by: Pedalada | February 16, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Quick! Call LaCanfora and tell him that Bob Bradley is doing a great job. Then hang up and turn off your radio before he explodes.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 16, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Real Largo
{ducks}

Posted by: rickinashburn | February 16, 2009 4:19 PM
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Key Largo. If you insist on being pretentious, then Llave Largo (Christopher Sullivan can then say jah-vey).

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 16, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

DC United FC of Maryland. Home stadium, Volkswagen Arena of Maryland.

(hey, if the LA Angels [of Anaheim] can do it...)

Posted by: SportzNut21 | February 16, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Just got on, my name is Dan.

Posted by: redskinsux | February 16, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Sky Leaden Grey

Posted by: OWNTF | February 16, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe the number of people who think this is a done deal and the stadium is 100%.

There's a long, long way to go.

Personally, I think the club is shortsighted in going to PG. Yes, they are losing money at RFK, but isn't this a single entity league? . .

And Maryland, with a long history of taking DC sports teams only to see those same DC teams wanting to move back to DC(current Redskins) or have moved back to the District (Caps/Wizards).

Remember LANDOVER?! How great was it there? FedEx is a joke too, a no man's land which is why Snyder wants the team here in DC again . .

It's time to call out McFarlane, etc .. I'm fairly certain if all he wanted was a stadium, he could do it in DC, but he wants a stadium/hotel/condo complex to call his own. That's why he bought the team, in my opinion, as a vehicle for his own real estate interests.

Posted by: delantero | February 16, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Inter [county connector] FC

Greater Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Area United.

I also like, simply, "WAS" which is the code you type in when searching online for flights that leave out of either National Airport (DCA), Dulles (IAD) or BWI.

Posted by: WorldCup | February 16, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

They should definitely change the name. Get the taint of the "District" off of my club. Washington United implies an area larger than the 69 square miles run by a Two-Faced Mayor and a Council of Cronies. At least the public representation in Maryland is honest, forthright and upstanding. Hopefully Congress will fail to give your lot voting rights as well. You want voting rights? Move. The Constitution is clear about States' Representation.

I had the opportunity to eat dinner in the "District" last night. Instead I spent my money in Maryland. Take that, Fenty.

Thx,

Jay!

Posted by: jayrockers | February 16, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Councilman Dean will get the memo eventually. They aren't changing the name. When Dallas Cowboys change their name to Irving Cowboys, we'll follow suit.

Posted by: Eric_in_Baltimore | February 16, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

OK if they do change it I vote for DMV United. Holla. Wale to perform at the stadium opening.

Posted by: jdickinson187 | February 16, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

If they really really want to chage it, it would be Fenty Ass Whooper United.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | February 16, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

This has become a running joke. No way are they changing the name.

@delatero: I hear blah blah, but nothing makes sense. What is your solution? Keep playing in RFK when the power goes out in the middle of a match. I don't care where the stadium is. As long as we get a HOME!

Posted by: hardcoco | February 16, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Why are we discussing this topic? Where's my dinner? What's going on here?

Posted by: B_A_ | February 16, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Of course I voted for PG United, I'm a Revs fan. Anything to stir the pot. Too funny Steven. :D

Posted by: offthecrossbar | February 16, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

No PG United...Xrated United would work but better yet, keep in DC United.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | February 16, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

If the club changes the name - then I'm pulling for Seattle!

C'mon - Maryland can take my club - but they can't take the whole identity.

God forbid this be Wimbledon.

Posted by: VirginiaBlueBlood | February 16, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

The solution is to play poker to get some interest from the District instead of foolishly moving to the abyss for pro sports teams (aka the Maryland Suburbs). .. the solution is to re-work the deal at RFK so that the team isn't bleeding money and is not forced to move . . . the solution is to look at alternative, non-Poplar Point spots in the District . . .the solution is to get Victor McFarland to realize that a DC stadium would be worth a mountain of money over a PG stadium . . unless you count his on the side real estate deals (and the stadium as a center piece) that he may or may not put back into the club . . . . .

""@delantero: I hear blah blah, but nothing makes sense. What is your solution? ""

Posted by: delantero | February 16, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Actually, the official name of the team if you go back to 96 is "Washington DC United".

Posted by: dcufan53 | February 16, 2009 6:53 PM | Report abuse

drop the DC, just call 'em United.

Posted by: jezz | February 16, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

since PG'ers get angry when people say pg county, I think PG United is a non-starter!!

Posted by: mizage | February 16, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Although I don't like having DC in the name, I hate the idea of a name change. I almost like the Angels style name. Almost.

Posted by: sitruc | February 16, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

I also like, simply, "WAS" which is the code you type in when searching online for flights that leave out of either National Airport (DCA), Dulles (IAD) or BWI.

Posted by: WorldCup | February 16, 2009 4:56 PM
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WAS United of Prince George

WAS UP G!

delantero: How do you "play poker" with the DC gov when they hold all the cards? What's McFarland supposed to say, "If I don't get Poplar Point I'll look elsewhere in the District?" A stadium at Poplar Point or any alternative site will be controlled by the DCS&EC.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 16, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Write in vote:

The Maryland Meriweathers ; - )

Posted by: PabloChicago | February 16, 2009 7:23 PM | Report abuse

God forbid this be Wimbledon.

Posted by: VirginiaBlueBlood | February 16, 2009 6:40 PM

Or, God forbid, Dial Square. You see, Dial Square, formed in 1886, went through three other name changes and moved grounds several times. Even moving a shocking 10 miles in 1912. And moving from an Underground-accessable 40,000 seat stadium to another Underground-accessable 60,000 seat stadium in very recent times. Dial Square is known today as Arsenal.

Wimbledon moved 56 miles away. Which would be like moving United to St. Louis in the USA.

I liken our teams chances to wind up more like the Gunners than the Dons in the long run.

Maybe we should rename the team Hyperbole United.

Thx,

Jay!

Posted by: jayrockers | February 16, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Of course I voted for PG United, I'm a Revs fan. Anything to stir the pot. Too funny Steven. :D

Posted by: offthecrossbar | February 16, 2009 5:47 PM
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See what you've done folks? Now even the Neverlution fans are laughing at us.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 16, 2009 7:31 PM | Report abuse

A.C.P.G.F.C

Posted by: Palin-McCain2012 | February 16, 2009 7:37 PM | Report abuse

....or

THE PG Uniteds

Posted by: Palin-McCain2012 | February 16, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

And Maryland, with a long history of taking DC sports teams only to see those same DC teams wanting to move back to DC(current Redskins) or have moved back to the District (Caps/Wizards).
Posted by: delantero | February 16, 2009 4:47 PM
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Not to nitpick, but the Capitals and Bullets/Wizards never played in DC prior to moving to MCI Center...Pollin moved the Bullets to Landover from Baltimore (I think they played one season at UMD while the Cap Centre was being built?), and the Capitals played in the Cap Centre the year they entered the league.

Posted by: HowdyDCU | February 16, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | February 16, 2009 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | February 16, 2009 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | February 16, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

http://www.wusa9.com/sports/story.aspx?storyid=81573&catid=25

sorry...just making sure how these people are covering our league.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | February 16, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Jay - good call on 'Woolwich' Arsenal. Different era, of course, but not the end of the world.

I am officially done with poorly informed rants on this matter. If you need me, I'll be in the porn thread :)

Posted by: Kev29 | February 16, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Stephen, did you ever find the buffet? This is a stupid thread of the highest order.

Posted by: Eric_in_Baltimore | February 16, 2009 10:35 PM | Report abuse

(Forgive me for discussing the other foot ball) The Washington Redskins don't play in DC. United will go on!!!

Posted by: UnitedDemon | February 16, 2009 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Why don't they change the name of PG County to District County?

Posted by: CHICO13 | February 17, 2009 6:57 AM | Report abuse

Although I don't like having DC in the name, I hate the idea of a name change. I almost like the Angels style name. Almost.
Posted by: sitruc | February 16, 2009 7:15 PM

As in the California Angels, turned Anaheim Angels turned Los Angeles Angels which translates to the Angels of the Angles aka the stupidest name in professional sports?

But I guess under that logic we could just be United United or maybe United States United?

Posted by: Southeasterner | February 17, 2009 7:12 AM | Report abuse

WAS United of Prince George

WAS UP G!

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 16, 2009 7:20 PM

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post of the year! hilarious! thanks for making me laugh.

Posted by: birdynumnum | February 17, 2009 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, as salty as I am that DC turn their back on our beloved United, I don't think we should change the name.

Even though the 'skins play in MD, they are still Washington Redskins. It's technically still in the DC Metro area. And a lot of marketing and sponsership is under the DC United banner.

Plus, I might get confused while drunk and yelling at the top of my lungs and start cheering for DC United, if the name changes to something else, then embarasse poor ole dogboy. That's not good.

Posted by: dogboy | February 17, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

It could be the PG United squealing PiGs! Go PiGs!

oink-oink, oink-oink oink oink
PG UNITED

Posted by: Wiggan | February 17, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

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