GOAL!Maryland: Let’s Put The Ball In The Net

So here it is.

After years of hoping that D.C. United would have a stadium befitting the best team in American soccer, not only does it seem likely to happen – but to happen in our state.

With an opportunity like this, we couldn’t sit idly by, watching from the sidelines. So we thought we’d try to rally the 12th man – MLS’s best fans, and everyone who loves the beautiful game or cares about Prince George’s County – to support United’s efforts to build a stadium in Maryland.

That’s why we’re launching GOAL! Maryland.

A new United stadium is:

• Critical for the team’s continued success;
• A great economic boost in tough times for Prince George’s County and Maryland;
• And affordable – since the team and county officials pledge that private investment, and new revenue produced by the stadium, will enable the stadium to pay for itself.

We will be working to connect with other likeminded people through this blog, our Facebook page and, together, support United’s stadium effort in any way we can.

As you can see from our bios on this page, Jim was involved in the organizing effort getting ready for the 1994 World Cup matches in D.C. And Ben has been active in Prince George’s County, with a special interest in recreation and parks.

When we heard about the stadium, we thought: Someone should do something to help make this happen. Then we thought: Why not us? And why not you?

We hope you join us to help United get the job done. We’ll update our blog with news as things develop – and also make calls to action. And we hope you’ll post any ideas you have about how to help.

Let’s get to work to finally welcome United home. It’s time.

Ben and Jim



Filed under D.C. United

7 responses to “GOAL!Maryland: Let’s Put The Ball In The Net

  1. dadryan

    YO! Yo! thanks guys. I would love to see DCU stay in the District, but I’m down to support the club and the people pushing to put the club in the black on the books and win more trophies!
    Let’s do this!

  2. Justin


    Great work, but please make this easier on the eyes. Grey font on a black background ain’t too easy to read….

  3. GOAL!Maryland

    We agree. Working on fixing that right now. Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Nathaniel

    Thanks for setting this up. I already wrote my MD State Rep (Ana Sol Gutierrez). Is there anything I can do right away to make sure this sucker happens?

    Last I checked (this morning), HB1282, the Stadium Bonds bill, had no action scheduled. 😦

  5. GOAL!Maryland

    The first thing we can do is thank Sen Anthony Muse, Del Melony Griffith, County Executive Jack Johnson, and Council Chair Marilyn Bland for getting the ball rolling for United. We’ll post more thoughts soon after talking to some of our more politically active friends.

  6. Lonnie

    Great to see this site!

    I’ll be bringing my Loudoun County Va money over to PG County starting in 2012 if y’all can help pull this off 😀

  7. GOAL!Maryland

    Thanks Lonnie! We’ll be posting some very useful information here soon. Thanks for the support, and check back often!

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