This was written in response to a post I made on the USOC thread. Is there anything more asinine and arrogant than using the phrase "but I wouldn't expect the new fans to know that."? Red Bull bought the team. GET OVER IT. The team will attract fans that haven't been following the league since 1996. GET OVER IT. I have been a supporter of the club since I went to the first game at RBA (a friendly vs Santos FC). I bought 4 tickets, rode the path, walked around the arena, enjoyed the game (a victory), and thought to myself: "You know what? These guys are really serious. They have built a great venue. They brought in some international staff (Soler, Backe). The game-day experience is phenomenal. I am really excited to become a Red Bull supporter." I don't know how many of the people who post to these boards are ticket holders, but I am. Do you know who makes up the bulk of fans on a given game-day? Not people wearing throw back Metros jerseys. Its kids and their parents. I would estimate kids between 10-18. They are wearing Henry, Angel, Ream, and Lindpere jerseys. They love Rafa Marquez. They love the arena. They love John Rooney who has played what, 3 minutes this season?? There is a generation of young fans who have known nothing but soccer for their whole lives. They are the future of MLS. They want to see their club playing big games against big teams (like Arsenal). They want to see Henry hoist an MLS Cup. It is so annoying to run into people at the arena, and read stuff on these boards and in comments sections, about "true fans" or "metros fans". Appreciate the history of the club, but don't insist that fans who don't share your love of everything metro aren't true fans or don't want the club to succeed.