To anyone reading this who hasn't been to a DC United game...GO! The bouncing stands and the noise and the energy is quite extraordinary. I am a baseball fan to the bones, but baseball games are rewarding in a very different sense than soccer..at a typical weekend DCU game, there will be 20,000 people who stand and sing and beat drums and wave flags for the entire game, and the team clearly feeds off of it. Baseball is very nuanced and the real fans tend to concentrate closely on the details of the game...whereas 'the footie' is emotional and LOUD. Very different animals, and equally awesome in my book.