It looks like Juan Sebastian Veron WILL NOT be coming to DC United now. I was never one who was all that psyched about him coming to DC, mainly because I thought he didn't play a position that was crucial for DC to upgrade. However, his quality can't be denied and he would've been a great player to wear the Black and Red.
After reading his quotes in the linked article, I actually like the guy even more. I loved watching his Estudiantes team come back to tie Boca Juniors on the last day of the Argentine season, and then defeat them in the playoff. "I'm staying because of the fans and my teammates. The truth is that I couldn't say goodbye," Veron said. Pure class... I'd like to think that Ben Olsen would have the same reaction if he ever had the chance to leave.
The bad thing is that DC has put a lot of time and energy into this pursuit. Who is Plan B? The last couple years of disappointment in CONCACAF and the Sudamericana, not to mention the MLS playoffs, have made roster improvements a big issue this offseason. Add in the SuperLiga and the expanded CONCACAF Champions League in the fall, and DCU needs more able bodies, plain and simple.