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D.C. United Negotiating 'Short-Term' Lease To Stay At RFK Stadium, Team Says

It looks like D.C. United will remain in the city for the short-term at least. The team, in a statement to Steven Goff of the Washington Post, announced that they are working on a short-term lease to remain in RFK Stadium.

"D.C. United is in negotiations with Events DC [which operates RFK] for a new short-term lease at RFK Stadium, with hopes to have discussions resolved soon," United spokesman Doug Hicks said. "However, RFK is not a long-term solution."

The quote comes after D.C. United's 2012 schedule came out and featured no references to "RFK Stadium" in the list of games. Instead, the only reference was that the games were "at home." The Black and Red will begin their season on March 10, with their opponent still up in the air.

D.C. United also acquired former Real Salt Lake defender Robbie Russell in a trade for a 2013 third-round selection in the MLS SuperDraft.