More than 700 United fans got on 11 buses and headed north to cheer on the club at Red Bull Arena. With twice as many fans in the stands as their opponents, it was looking like a home atmosphere for D.C.
But those fans went home empty handed, thanks to some snow and poor weather planning. Steven Goff has the full account of the postponement, and the disappointed –and cold — fans were understandably upset.
— Mike Madden (@mikemadden) November 8, 2012
NYRB v DC postponed because it would’ve been too much fun.
— dirtytackle (@BrooksDT) November 8, 2012
We knew about the snowstorm for days but hey, it’s just 700 DCU fans taking time on a weeknight to go up to NJ, so no big deal. #MLS
— Seth Hunt(@SethHunt105) November 8, 2012
#MLS you should be ashamed. Football is for fans…. You know all those people that traveled there on a week night.
— Kendra(@RakkounSkilltz) November 8, 2012
— EdTheRed (@EdwinTheRedwin) November 8, 2012
The players, frustrated themselves, took to Twitter to thank the fans for their support. And then upped the ante by heading into the stands to chant and cheer with the fans who stuck it out for their club.
All I can say is “First Class” #vamosunited fans, organization “First Class”
— Dwayne De Rosario (@dwaynederosario) November 8, 2012
DC fans, you were class. Wish we could’ve played the game for you tonight. Safe travels home and hope to see some of you back tomorrow!
— Chris Pontius (@ChrisPontius13) November 8, 2012
— Perry Kitchen (@PerryKitchen23) November 8, 2012
Not gonna comment on what just happend.. But thank you to our fans who made the trip!! You guys r AMAZING!! #DCU
— Brandon McDonald (@BMcDonald4) November 8, 2012
— Michael Chabala (@Chabala6) November 8, 2012
Best fans in the MLS.
— Ethan White (@EthanWhite15) November 8, 2012
— Dejan Jakovic (@DejanJakovic) November 8, 2012
Here’s the video. If this doesn’t make you proud of D.C. fans, I don’t know what will.