http://www.soccer365.com/_365_Features/page_121_130620.shtml So according to Andrea Canales, D.C. United's fans should take some of the blame for the fact that they were knocked out of the playoffs. Acording to her: "A few boos might have removed the blinders." Now, I'm an admirer of D.C: but certainly not a fan, and since I don't live in the US I haven't been to a game in a while, but WTF is she talking about? MLS fans should start booing their team? With all the talk about increasing fans at games, she wants the tried and true who DO show up to boo whenever their team plays poorly? She also goes on to mention how she grew up listening to Argentine soccer on the radio, and that "The whistles and boos that would result after sloppy or poor play from the home team could always be heard in the Argentine broadcasts." Now I don't know if she has ever BEEN to Argentina, but I can asure her that fans NEVER boo their own teams. They literally follow the line they sing in so many of their songs, "en las buenas y en las malas." If there are whistles heard after a sloppy play, it's always from the opposing fans who want to stick it to the home crowd. Sure fans are passionate and they demand the best, but never on the pitch (pitch invasions and player threats happen, I know, but for the most part no). Case in point: This past Sundays River Plate San Lorenzo game. Now we laid into el ciclon pretty hard, slipping 5 goals past them, but to the credit of their fans, they continued to sing, and we River fans had to at points sing over them to be heard. Granted, a lot of SL fans want a new head coach now, but in a stadium it's always sing, jump, 90 minutes. Some of the best things MLS has going for it are it's fans. Section 8 in Chicago and the Timbers Army are great in person, and I've been surprised by the support from Houston. Chivas draws well, and like it or not, LA and DC head the list. But why place blame on the fans? Are they not supposed to sing and dance, bang on drums, blow whistles, and jump for a whole game? She actually wants booing from a home crowd? I'm curious to hear about what fans have to say about this. IMO, Andrea Canales has written some truly dumb articles of late and this has to take the cake.