Thohir, D.C. United’s general partner, told the Washington Post the
MLS club is open to finding a "good partner" but denying the Times report that the club's owners were looking to sell their majority interest.
The Indonesia-born Thohir sold his majority stake in Inter Milan to a Chinese conglomerate in 2016. Levien is a former Washington attorney who has a background in basketball but used his D.C. connections to get the new D.C. soccer stadium project off the ground after many years of stalled efforts. He became co-owner of Swansea City in 2016, later hiring and firing Bob Bradley as manager in a space of months.
D.C. United will open the new $300 million Audi Field in Buzzard Point with a target date for its opening in June 2018.