DC United: But For How Long?

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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7 Responses

  1. elliott says:

    The rent for RFK stadium is exorbitant, especially since they are basically the only tenants. I loved the stadium’s central location and metro accessibility when I lived there, but it offers little else. I’m predicting a relocation in 2-3 years.

  2. SLP says:

    Great read. As a fan of the game in the States I’ll be sad to see D.C.’s eventual relocation given it’s storied past.

  3. LarrytheMenno says:

    This is why I changed to being a Philly fan when the Union came to town. I loved going to DC United matches back in the early days of MLS, but now it is just a poor, rundown facility. Now I stand proudly with the Sons of Ben in Philly in a gleaming new stadium!

  4. Jessica says:

    A bit excessive with the shoe metaphor, wasn’t it? Also…”knock the dust of their sandles”? Surely, “sandals” was intended there?

  5. Jason says:

    Jessica: Correct on both counts.

  6. Matt says:

    @LarrytheMenno Simply “changing to” another club just because your club isn’t doing all that well isn’t something that normally occurs over here in England. It’s something known as loyalty and once you support a club, that club is your club through thick and thin.

    My dislike for the American Glazer family doesn’t mean that I will run off to another club as soon as the chance arises; it means that I will do whatever it takes to help my club get rid of them. It’s part of the ups and downs of being a football fan in the modern game.

    LUHG.

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