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Stand, Cheer...and Bounce: The Fervent Fans of D.C. United

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D.C. United fans applaud their team's 3-1 victory over Columbus at RFK Stadium.
Jerad Walker
D.C. United fans applaud their team's 3-1 victory over Columbus at RFK Stadium.

Washington's professional soccer team, D.C. United, is considered the most successful team in Major League Soccer history. The team just kicked off its season, and thousands of fervent fans turned out to show their support. Soccer aficionado Jerad Walker was there, and brings us this story on the especially die-hard local fans of D.C. United.

[Music: "Kick in the Head" by Dean Martin from Dino: The Essential Dean Martin]

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