Major League Soccer: Barring last-minute complications, the five-member D.C. Zoning Commission will grant final approval Thursday to a public-private project for a new stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington, adjacent to Fort McNair and three blocks from Nationals Park. With permission granted, United would have the green light to begin applying for building permits Friday and commence construction in earnest within weeks. A formal groundbreaking involving city, team and league officials would mark the occasion at the end of the month. The organization is aiming to open the 20,000-capacity stadium in June 2018. United is deep in talks involving stadium naming rights, president of business operations Tom Hunt said, and a deal could be in place this summer. … D.C. United plan to offer a contract to Maxim Tissot, a Canadian national team member who piqued the club's interest last summer and accepted an invitation to training camp this winter. Tissot, 24, appeared in 44 regular-season matches over four years for the Montreal Impact before being waived in the middle of the 2016 campaign. He completed the year with the second-tier Ottawa Fury.