Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The Closest Thing to a Derby in American Soccer

I realize that LA Galaxy and Chivas USA have their little west-coast derby, but it's forced and contrived. The only true passion (aka hatred) exists between DC United and RBNY (formerly the New York/New Jersey Metrostars). This rivalry is born out of a 'strong dislike' between the supporter groups and a history of chippiness on the pitch.

Just look what happenned at the 2006 Season Opener when RBNY brought 800 traveling supporters to RFK Stadium.

The rivalry is renewed this Sunday at RFK. Word is that quite a few supporters will be making the journey down I-95 for the match. If you're in the DC Metro Area and are looking for something to do, I suggest heading to Southeast DC and picking up one of the many tickets that will be available. You will not go away disapointed, just make sure you're wearing the right colors.

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