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Kevin Payne: 'Baltimore opportunity is a real one'
Washington Post Soccer Insider, May 11th, 2011 1:12PM

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Steven Goff spoke with D.C. United President Kevin Payne about the club's stadium situation, its 3-4-2 start, and plans for bringing in reinforcements this summer.

"We’re looking at several sites in D.C.," Payne said. "... There’s no specific proposals being discussed at this time, but I believe there is a general consensus in the Wilson Building [city government headquarters] that they certainly want D.C. United to remain in D.C. On the other hand, Baltimore will probably come forward with a pretty solid proposal. ... Our name is D.C. United and we don’t take that lightly, but the Baltimore opportunity is a real one and we have to take it seriously and do our due diligence in both locations."

United bounced back from two losses in which it gave up eight goals to go unbeaten in its last two games, giving up just one goal. "We have a very young team: most of the roster is under 26 years old, we had four starters 20 and under the past couple games," Payne said. "We’re going to make mistakes, we’re going to have some ups and downs. We’ll have some bad games and good games. We’ll get better and better as the season wears on. ...

“We are going to try to bolster our team in the summer. It always was the plan [even before Branko Boskovic was injured]. The summer is the main transfer window for the rest of the world, so there are a lot more players available. We’ve kept some salary cap room. We have some allocation money. We have some flexibility. We wanted to see what our needs were."

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