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D.C. United news & notes

*D.C. United President Kevin Payne met with the Maryland Stadium Authority in Baltimore on Tuesday to continue discussions about a proposed project near Camden Yards, the Insider has learned. Club officials declined to comment. Don't read too much into it, however. As part of the stadium authority's feasibility study, it needs input from United, which for years has been pursuing a new base to replace RFK Stadium. Washington and the close-in suburbs remain at the top of the club's list.

*Don't be surprised if United offers a contract to midfielder Kurt Morsink, who began a trial with DCU last week after being waived by Kansas City. Morsink, 25, is from Costa Rica and played at James Madison University before making 47 league appearances in three seasons for Curt Onalfo when both were with the Wizards. Morsink usually plays a deep central role.

*Jaime Moreno and Christian Castillo are scheduled to join First Lady Michelle Obama for a fitness event at a D.C. school Friday before the club departs for Mexico. Details to come.

By Steve Goff  |  March 3, 2010; 12:47 PM ET
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Comments

Jaime should ask the first lady to mandate a stadium be built for United in D.C.

Posted by: Ivanovich84 | March 3, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand why Marion Barry doesn't just steal some land and give it to DC United. Maybe keep 15% of the team, you know, for the effort.

Posted by: OWNTF | March 3, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Buzzard Point, build on Buzzard point.

Posted by: DCB23 | March 3, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Guess that explains why KP wasn't at the Allsopp presser.

As for Morsink, signing him would almost seem to be a necessity given the current injuries and uncertainty at midfield.

Posted by: VercengetorixII | March 3, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

What's up with this Mexico trip? Altitude training and a game against X teams' reserves?

Posted by: delantero | March 3, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

I still have the jersey for a team I played with back in the 90's - Buzzard Point United. The walk from either the Navy Yard or Waterfront Metro stops to a Buzzard Point stadium would be long...and sometimes scary.

Posted by: soccerman | March 3, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Buzzard Point, build on Buzzard point.

Posted by: DCB23 | March 3, 2010 12:59 PM

Could not agree more. Would love if United could find the right mix of investors to make this happen. Though the planning association responsible for advising the city on Buzzard Point are not big fans of a stadium...

http://www.planning.org/communityassistance/2009/pdf/BuzzardPoint.pdf

Not the end of all possibility there, but it doesn't help.

Posted by: Kev29 | March 3, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

I don't mean to be discurteous here, but I think Curt's decision to sign Kurt is a mistake.

Anyway, sweet gig for Castillo. The guy just gets here and already he's invited to an event with the First Lady.

Posted by: WorldCup | March 3, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Baltimore, my old nemesis, we meet again.

Posted by: VirginiaBlueBlood | March 3, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

The walk from either the Navy Yard or Waterfront Metro stops to a Buzzard Point stadium would be long...and sometimes scary.

Posted by: soccerman | March 3, 2010 1:10 PM

.7 of a mile from Navy Yard Metro past Nats Park (via the Yards and Florida Rock Riverfront developments) then across South Capitol to Half St SW and R. They wouldn't even advertise Waterfront as a stop, with the walk through the projects in between. Buses, streetcars and shared parking with the Nationals will help too. Location and transit should be NO obstacle with Buzzard Point - especially when spots outside the Beltway are the alternatives.

Posted by: Kev29 | March 3, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Actually, it may be diskurteous, but I think Curt really should dis Kurt and sign someone else.

Posted by: WorldCup | March 3, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

My only hope is that all publicized efforts have failed. Secretly, I hope OWNTF is right and that Barry is just stealing the land for DC United right now. 15% is nuthin'.

Posted by: mbyrd28 | March 3, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

soccerman, it's not that scary down around there these days. If the stadium was built there it would be even less sketchy.

Posted by: DadRyan | March 3, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

And if Barry gets caught?

"The pitch set me up."

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | March 3, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Onalfo will be bringing in Wizards castoffs -- it's a given. Says something about how far the team has fallen, though.

Fred scored against a 2nd divison side -- Universidad de Guadalajara -- an assist from J.T. Noone. I was impressed with Noone for the Open Cup. Kinda wish DCU had brought Noone in. On the other hand, Wasson probably has a bigger upside.

Posted by: fischy | March 3, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Michelle Obama-say-what?

That was unexpected. And pretty nifty. Ask Jaime to mention something about a Stadium!

Posted by: UnitedDemon | March 3, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

I love the area around Nats Park, for a DCU stadium. Great for Metro riders, though Lot 8 partygoers might be frustrated with driving options.

Posted by: fischy | March 3, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

And if Barry gets caught?

"The pitch set me up."

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor

Priceless, one of the best comments yet that I have read on Wapo....

Posted by: CelticFCbhoys | March 3, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I love the Buzzard Point idea. Somebody give KP a call.

Posted by: blackandred777 | March 4, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

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