D.C. United Desperate For New Stadium That Doesn't Have Cockroaches

D.C. United's quest to move out of decaying RFK Stadium and into a nicer, soccer-only complex has been well-chronicled. Steven Goff and Jonathan O'Connell's story in the Washington Post recaps a lot of what has happened in the past two years, making mention of the Poplar Point project in the city that didn't come through, the plan to build a stadium in Prince George's County that fell apart and the ongoing possibility that the team is moving to Baltimore.

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It's a very good story, but one that functions more as a recap than as one with any breaking news. Well, except for this part.

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After the Christmas-New Year's break this past winter, Olsen arrived at the stadium, headed down into the musty tunnel and walked toward his office adjacent to the locker room.

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"Who greets me in the hallway?" he said. "A cockroach, the biggest one I've ever seen. He looked me dead in the eyes and was like, ‘Look, I am not moving.' So I said, ‘Good morning, Happy New Year,' and walked by. He tipped his hat to me. He was hung over from New Year's. He had the little horn in his mouth and the party hat."

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Way to bury the lede, guys!

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UPDATE: Looks like that quote is from January, as it turns out. 

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