WASHINGTON -- Billionaire soccer fan Philip Anschutz is
reducing the number of MLS teams he controls from five to four with
the sale of D.C. United, a move officials hope will help expedite
construction of a new stadium for the four-time league champions.
United announced Thursday that its operating rights will be sold
to a local group led by team president Kevin Payne and businessmen
Willi Lauterbach and Tim Kissler. The team said the price tag is
the largest paid for an MLS team, but it did not ...