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Monumental Network to announce "major D.C. United news" this Friday

Ted Leonsis' Monumental Network, the TV channel without TV, is making a major announcement on Friday about D.C. United.

Chip Somodevilla

Monumental Network, the online broadcast network owned by Ted Leonsis, sent out a tweet today saying that they would have "major D.C. United news" this Friday. The network has started to produce soccer specific content, debuting its Monumental FC show in July, which features Dave Johnson and which has generally featured interesting content. While recent major announcements related to D.C. United have met with mixed success, it still bears asking what Monumental and United will be announcing.

As we all know, Comcast SportsNet did not pick up D.C. United's entire run of games for this season, giving the team one of the worst local TV carriage situations in Major League Soccer; in fact, there are no future games this season that are currently scheduled to air on CSN. One possibility for this deal could be that Monumental is picking up the rest of D.C. United's home games and will broadcast them free online to anyone who wishes to watch. Another possibility that has been mentioned could be that Monumental has secured the rights to stream the US Open Cup final from GolTV, a network which barely anyone has anymore. Hopefully both of these are true, allowing United to see games that might otherwise be blacked out.

Any other hopes, wishes, or thoughts as to what Monumental might be announcing? Do you think it could actually be a consequential announcement like I hope, or do you think it will be something far more mundane?