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SBD/July 12, 2012/Facilities
DC United Want New Venue, Commercial Development On Land Near Nationals Park
Published July 12, 2012
BRAIN TRUST: In DC, Thomas Floyd writes DC United General Partner Will Chang, in joining new Managing Partners Erick Thohir and Jason Levien, "has pieced together a balanced mesh of personalities, skill sets and business assets to compliment his own." But the "wild card here is Levien," who was "brash and charismatic, employing confident rhetoric when fielding question after question on the stadium issue." That is "what the organization needs." Meanwhile, Thohir is "the soccer brain in this equation, the one with big ideas who spoke knowledgably about building the roster and said he'd love to dig into his wallet for the right high-profile players" (WASHINGTON TIMES, 7/12).