The parent company of D.C. United now wholly owned by MacFarlane-Chang, LLC
Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2009) - D.C. United announced today that MacFarlane-Chang, LLC has purchased, from SE Development LLC, its remaining interest in MacFarlane-Chang DC Soccer, LLC. The sale leaves all shares of D.C. United under the control of MacFarlane-Chang, LLC of which Will Chang is Chairman. The purchase is a part of a strategic reorganization of team ownership.
Previously, a Chang owned company purchased MacFarlane Partners’ interest in the club on May 20, 2009. MacFarlane Chang DC Soccer, LLC originally bought the operating rights to D.C. United in January 2007 from the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG).
About D.C. United
Headquartered in Washington, DC and playing home matches at RFK Stadium, D.C. United is the most successful professional soccer organization in the history of the United States. United is four-time MLS Cup Champions (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004) and winners of the 1996 and 2008 U.S. Open Cup, the 1998 CONCACAF Champions Cup, the 1998 Interamerican Cup and the 1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007 MLS Supporters Shield. United is one of 15 teams comprising Major League Soccer, joining CD Chivas USA, the Chicago Fire, the Colorado Rapids, the Columbus Crew, FC Dallas, the Houston Dynamo, the Kansas City Wizards, the Los Angeles Galaxy, the New England Revolution, Red Bull New York, Real Salt Lake, the San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC and Toronto FC. The League’s 16th team, based in Philadelphia, will begin play in 2010, while teams to begin play in 2011 have been awarded to Portland and Vancouver. For the latest headlines and official information on the Black-and-Red, logon to www.dcunited.com .
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