- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On May 21, 2009
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- Victor MacFarlane, Will Chang
A story I was pretty shocked to see today. DC United now has a sole owner as Victor MacFarlane has sold his shares of the club to Will Chang to make him the sole owner of the Black-and-Red the club announced today.
“Under the continuing ownership and leadership of my very good and long-time friend Will Chang and the D.C. United management team, I am confident there will be many more trophies to come,” said MacFarlane. “It has been an exciting and challenging last few years for D.C. United. I have been so positively impressed with the limitless support of our fans, as well as the community, who all so energetically have voiced their desire to keep the team in the area. Though I now change my status from owner and fan to just fan, I plan to continue to champion D.C. United’s goals – on and off the field.”
“We have many challenges ahead for both the team and a stadium site, but I am confident we will emerge successful on both fronts – including bringing the club to a stronger international level,” said Chang. “We will only improve our strategy on and off the field.”
“Will’s management expertise and passion for the team already reap benefits in performance as demonstrated by the unpredicted success of the team to date. I am certain those traits will bring the team to new heights. As I devote greater attention to MacFarlane Partners and my projects in multiple cities coast to coast, I will continue to track and root for D.C. United, and assist my friend Will, if and when needed,” added MacFarlane.
What’s to make of this news? Not a whole lot but my gut feeling is that MacFarlane got out due to the issues with the stadium for this club. We really shouldn’t see a whole lot of change from this in day-to-day opporations of this club. I’d wouldn’t be shocked to see someone else buy some shares into the club alongside Chang to help move this club forward here.