Video: Garber Media Scrum In Philly

Video: Garber Media Scrum In Philly

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 12, 2010
  • 6 Comments
  • Don Garber, Video

Gotta love these halftime media scrums around Don Garber these days. This time during the Philadelphia Union-D.C. United game on Saturday Garber got a nice idea in his head about a second team in New York. Boy where have we heard that before. Just as I’ve said before to some folks once Philly got up and running Garber would be back on this second NY team in a heartbeat.

  • Mike

    What will it take to push Washington forward? “I don't know.” It's like a kick to the nuts.

  • Oscar

    Move DC United to South Florida.

  • Christopher

    I say what it will take to get Washington a stadium….

    1. Ownership willing to PAY for the lions share of a new stadium. Houston looks to be getting one. Why? Because their ownership group has signed off on paying $60M of the $80M it will cost. Unless its been in the far from city center communities, every team in MLS has paid for at least half of their new stadium. DC United seems to feel the city needs to finance and pay for one fot them. As a soccer fan but also a DC resident, I don't want any taxpayer money going for a DC United stadium other than for infrastructure.

    2. Aggressively look at the suburbs, specifically northern Virginia for a place to have a stadium and not solely focus on Washington the city, to be the place its built. DC the city, is fourth in the order when it comes to population. No way the city should finance another stadium for a sports team for a long time given the Washington Nationals stadium fiasco.

    3. And maybe the answer to the first two, is a new owner for the team. No offense to Will Chang, but both he and previous primary owner Victor MacFarlane were under funded and only bought the team because they thought they would be a part of a billion dollar development scheme at Poplar Point. Now that MacFarlane has backed out, and sold his share, Chang is really in no position to own the team let alone fund a stadium. Its too bad that AEG unloaded the team on MacFarlane on the whim that he would get the developments rights. Classic case of not having a back up plan in case their original scheme—my term—-didn't go through.

  • Mike

    What will it take to push Washington forward? “I don't know.” It's like a kick to the nuts.

  • Oscar

    Move DC United to South Florida.

  • Christopher

    I say what it will take to get Washington a stadium….

    1. Ownership willing to PAY for the lions share of a new stadium. Houston looks to be getting one. Why? Because their ownership group has signed off on paying $60M of the $80M it will cost. Unless its been in the far from city center communities, every team in MLS has paid for at least half of their new stadium. DC United seems to feel the city needs to finance and pay for one fot them. As a soccer fan but also a DC resident, I don't want any taxpayer money going for a DC United stadium other than for infrastructure.

    2. Aggressively look at the suburbs, specifically northern Virginia for a place to have a stadium and not solely focus on Washington the city, to be the place its built. DC the city, is fourth in the order when it comes to population. No way the city should finance another stadium for a sports team for a long time given the Washington Nationals stadium fiasco.

    3. And maybe the answer to the first two, is a new owner for the team. No offense to Will Chang, but both he and previous primary owner Victor MacFarlane were under funded and only bought the team because they thought they would be a part of a billion dollar development scheme at Poplar Point. Now that MacFarlane has backed out, and sold his share, Chang is really in no position to own the team let alone fund a stadium. Its too bad that AEG unloaded the team on MacFarlane on the whim that he would get the developments rights. Classic case of not having a back up plan in case their original scheme—my term—-didn't go through.