Sniff, sniff ... Is that real trouble we smell at D.C. United?

Two quick follow-ups on this morning’s dispatch on diversity, a concept that doesn’t suck at all.

First, see how you can get in trouble when you don’t practice safe diversity, kids? What was Vanity Fair thinking?

And then there is occasional need to “diversify,” which is “diversity’s” naughty little cousin.

Why do I get the feeling that D.C. United owner Will Chang and his new longing to “diversify” ownership in the nation’s capital spells real trouble?

Washington Post ace news hound Steven Goff has the skinny. But reading between the lines here, I’d say it’s a fairly safe assumption that what Chang really wants to “diversify” is the red ink. Ya know, spread the love a little and let someone else take part of the losses.

Sounds like a hulluva deal, eh? Ick. That’s the kind of love that doesn’t need to be spread.

D.C. United’s perennial chase for a stadium (we call it a “forever home” in our dog rescue circles) is a freakin’ mess. Has been for a long time. Meanwhile, D.C. United continues to languish as Exhibit A on how a relatively successful franchise in so many ways will lose money like there’s no tomorrow without the benefit of all the dedicated revenue streams a stadium creates.

There are a lot of good details in Goff’s piece. But I’ll break it down for you right here: I fear more and more for the future of the club in D.C. 

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