"This isn't a game. This is serious. This isn't a bluff. Part of it is trying to understand what that means for our business. From our point of view, it's just due diligence. You have to understand your options. We're trying to understand the depth of interest in Baltimore."
-- D.C. United President Kevin Payne on soccer fans in the Baltimore area receiving an MLS-commissioned survey to gauge interest about a team playing there through expansion or relocation. The survey alarmed supporters of D.C. United, which has failed to find a replacement for RFK Stadium in Washington and is entertaining proposals from Baltimore. (Washington Post Soccer Insider)