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Sixers Minority Owners To Purchase Part Of MLS' DC United

Philadelphia 76ers minority owners Erick Thohir and Jason Levien are set to become co-owners of MLS side DC United according to a report from Marc Stein of ESPN.

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According to Stein, Thohir and Levien's primary objective will be acquiring the money necessary to construct a new soccer specific stadium in the DC area. The four time MLS Champions have played all their games in cavernous RFK Stadium, the previous homes of the Washington Redskins and the Washington Nationals.

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Our DC United blog Black and Red United are excited about Thohir and Levien are excited about the possibilities that the new owners will bring to the club.

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The immediate question on everyone's mind is of course the stadium and all the rumors and possibilities that surround that issue. But United are moving into a new era, an era where they may finally have the money to make something happen.

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DC United have been rumored to possibly move to Baltimore if a stadium deal couldn't be reached, but now with the new ownership group, it looks like United will be able to find a real home for them in the nation's capital.