Soccer Talk: "What's the most exciting moment of DC United that you have ever seen?"
Mr. Kammarman: "I think the most exciting moment was being on the field when we won the championship in '97, played in RFK stadium and sold out with 57,000 people there in the pouring rain. And, we won the game 2-1 and I was fortunate enough to be right on the sidelines when the final whistle blew. Being there, in front of the crowd and enjoying the championship together was pretty exciting."
Soccer Talk: "Where is DC United training?"
Mr. Kammarman: "United Park is in Herndon Virginia. Its about 10 minutes down the road from here. It's actually the old Red Skins' park. Its where the Red Skins used to have practice. So, we've been there since '95. I guess the big joke has been that United Park is a place where championships are won because ever since the Red Skins left they haven't won anything and we've won three championships."
Soccer Talk: "So, if you wanted to, like, if she wanted to she could just walk right in there and look from the stands and watch the training?"
Mr. Kammarman: "Our practices aren't open to the general public. They are open to the media. So, for young reporters like yourselves, you know, if you are doing a story and wanted to come out and watch a practice, then you would be allowed to."
Soccer Talk: "How does the team usually travel?"
Mr. Kammarman: "We fly. Actually, we did a story about this last year that we put in our game program about what it takes to put DC United on the road. There's almost 60 bags weighing over 100,000 pounds of equipment that we take with us."
Soccer Talk: "For the plane, is it like a private plane that they go on or is it just like a public plane?"
Mr. Kammarman: "We fly on planes just like everyone else. So, if you happen to be flying you could meet one of the guys."
Soccer Talk: "Yea, my grandmother, she came to visit us one time, and she was on the plane and they had a professional basketball team on it. And she didn't get an autograph. That was dumb." (conversation...)
Mr. Kammarman: "Well, I mean, the guys on our team are very accessible, they are very friendly guys, they appreciate the support we get so I think they are willing to accommodate fans. I mean, if someone was having dinner you probably wouldn't want to get them mid-fork. You know, but otherwise they are perfectly willing to stop and talk and sign autographs."
Soccer Talk: "I have a question. We have a link to the DC United home page and that looks like a very exciting home page. It looks as though it has all the current information and player information and my question is, who maintains that?"
Mr. Kammarman: "Well we have a company called World Web, which we hired to develop the Web site for us. So the Web site design is done by them. The people in our office, including myself, are responsible for maintaining the Web site and keeping the information as current as possible."
Soccer Talk: "Ok, so you are the content providers for the site but they are hosting the site for you?"
Mr. Kammarman: "That's correct."
Soccer Talk: "So, whatever goes out there is through the efforts of you and your staff, to provide that current information?"
Mr. Kammarman: "That's correct."
Soccer Talk: "And we face the same issue with our Web site. The information will only be changed if we make the effort to change it. and provide current, accurate information."
Mr. Kammarman: "Which I might say is very important. Because, a Web site is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And information moves so fast, that people can find out things literally up to the minute. So, if you're not keeping your site as current as possible, when they come to find information from you and it is outdated, it looks very bad."
Soccer Talk: "Let's show Mr. Kammarman our Web site. It is working, and it will only take a minute. And, thank you very much."
Mr. Kammarman: "Sure, thanks for having me."
Soccer Talk: "That's the interview. Thank you. Bye."