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MLS Commissioner Don Garber 'Continually Frustrated' By D.C. United Stadium Problems

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber held a conference call with reporters on Thursday to discuss the state of the league and other matters. One of the other topics raised on the call was the current D.C. United stadium situation, which has become so bad that a move to Baltimore has been raised as a possibility.

Garber reiterated his concerns with the whole saga, saying he is "continually frustrated" by the situation. Via Steven Goff of the Washington Post:

"We have to aggressively figure a solution out, and that solution needs to be figured out soon. I am concerned about where this team will be in 2012. They’ve been operating without a new lease. They’ve been in discussions on a lease to try to improve their terms. I’m shocked to say they could be paying more for their lease in RFK than any other team we have in the league. There is no doubt in my mind that it’s a stadium that is substandard to what soccer fans are able to experience in many other markets.

Garber said he will continue to push general manager Kevin Payne and owner Will Chang to find a solution, adding that if none arises in D.C. proper, he will have to search in Baltimore and maybe even beyond if that does not work out.