Where does DC United's fanbase live?

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by Sanguine, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. EdTheRed

    EdTheRed Member+

    Feb 6, 2001
    Loose On The Town
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Cook Islands
    DC, baby. Logan Circle neighborhood.

    Best way to get to RFK from my house if you're in a rush: cab ride! With tip, it's the same price as parking, but you can drink all you want, then take the Metro home or wherever.

    A suburban stadium would suck, but as long as it was Metro accessible, I'd be okay. I don't have a car, though, so if it wasn't on the Metro, I'd be hosed. I'd find a way, but it would suck. Yea, verily, it would suck.
     
  2. mls0soccer0nmu

    mls0soccer0nmu New Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Burke, VA
    Currently at college in Michigan. But during the holidays Fairfax county.
     
  3. gsterp

    gsterp Member+

    Jul 16, 2003
    College Park
    Right now in College Park for school. In Richmond when I'm home.
     
  4. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    We're in Montgomery County, but we're only about a mile from the P.G. County line and about 2 miles from the DC line.
     
  5. Dave Brother

    Dave Brother New Member

    Jun 10, 2001
    Alexandria
    Alexandria, Va.
     
  6. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Loudoun County
     
  7. Mountainia

    Mountainia Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Section 207, Row 7
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think what this poll really tells us is that of the 15,000 folks that go to DCU games on average, only about 200 peruse BigSoccer. That's less than 2%.
     
  8. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right on. Because I live in Fredericksburg!
     
  9. TCompton

    TCompton Member

    Oct 21, 2002
    Alexandria
    Is that inside or outside the beltway?
     
  10. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lake Ridge, VA.
    But I moved here from Nebraska.
     
  11. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United

    This is comedy gold!

    Sachin
     
  12. Darth_Norteno

    Darth_Norteno New Member

    Reality check, B

    You had better be kidding. Proud Virginian that I am, this is still the DC METRO AREA. Since everything around here revolves around the city, it's only fitting that DC United stay DC UNITED. When others hear the name DC United, they don't think of the team from Ashburn, VA or Bowie, MD. They think of the club that represents Washington, District of Columbia.

    How exactly does staying in DC limit the team? Bear in mind that stadium services don't hinder DCU's on-pitch performance.

    How does saying DC (which stands for District of Columbia, as you know) imply the lack of a connection to the city?

    Your argument is flawed at best and insane at worst. In the short existence of this glorious club, DC United has ably represented this city across the nation and around the world, and established DC as a city of champions when no other local sports team could do it :(. The past few seasons aside, United makes me proud to be a Washingtonian-by-proxy. Just because our vaunted sports media outlets (namely, those "Machine"-like ones) like to think we don't exist and therefore have no Redskins-like connection to DC doesn't mean it isn't true; after all, we're not in Landover, are we? ;)

    (and besides, I've never heard of someone jumping the United ship, unlike a lot of Skins "fans" I know...)
     
  13. JMU Soccer!

    JMU Soccer! New Member

    Jul 19, 1999
    In a country far, far away (well, eight hours anyway).

    London, UK.
     
  14. Serie Zed

    Serie Zed Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    Arlington
    Interesting that it's 2:1 VA:MD. I would have guessed there were more people in VA than MD, but not twice as many.
     
  15. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The people in Md have Pepco - their power is out ;)
     
  16. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Well, some of us in Maryland don't live in one of better defined choices. I put down "Outside the DC Metro Area". I'm sure there's more than just me and shawn12011 in Baltimore.
     
  17. mellon002

    mellon002 Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Towson, MD
    Annapolis, MD

    I voted for MD Suberb even though now that I think about it I should have probably voted for outside of the DC Metro Area.
     
  18. hiles8500

    hiles8500 New Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    Hyattsville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Riverdale Park, MD.

    DC United: A great name, makes me think about this stupid region someday thinking about itself as a unit, rather than as competing counties and states.

    RFK is a great place to see soccer, and it would be a stupid waste of money to build a stadium. It is in the right place, it has great acoustics when it is filled. It ROCKS! The '94 World Cup--Holland vs Saudi. Too Orange for My Shirt!

    RFK is a 15 minute drive down the parkway from my house. RFK is centrally located for our areas population and transportation system. Putting a new stadium in the burbs would be dumb.

    That means it will probably be built in Prince William County. NOVA: "Who needs planning? I'll get to the game/store/job using my personal gyrocopter!"

    Grr!
     
  19. mcontento

    mcontento Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Catalina Wine Mixer
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No way, I thank god every day that there is a river that seperates us from Maryland.

    McLean, VA (North Arlington border)
     
  20. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United, anywhere Pulisic plays
    Aug 3, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    In a van down by the river :(
     
  21. Sajuan

    Sajuan New Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    Central, PA
    Annville, PA (which is near Hershey).
     
  22. GoldSaber

    GoldSaber New Member

    Apr 5, 2003
    Memphis
    Now - Memphis, TN

    home - Virginia Beach
     
  23. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Hey, that's our river that keeps you hillbillies out of our state.

    ;)
     
  24. Gary Gnu

    Gary Gnu Member

    Nov 15, 2001
    Columbia, Md
    Baltimore, MD
     
  25. Sanguine

    Sanguine Member

    Jul 4, 2003
    Reston, VA
    I've actually used that phrase to describe RFK before. :D
     

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