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2012 MLS Playoffs: D.C. United frustrated by postponement

Players and coaches give their thoughts on the postponement decision by MLS.

D.C. United owner Will Chang greets fans after the postponement was announced Wednesday night.
D.C. United owner Will Chang greets fans after the postponement was announced Wednesday night.
Jeff Zelevansky

With 700 D.C. United supporters in the stands after they were bused up from the D.C. area for the second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference Semifinal, officials announced that the game would be postponed due to the heavy snow falling in the New York metropolitan area, and the game would be played Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Red Bull Arena.

The decision particularly disappointed D.C. United players and coaches, who went into the stands to thank the traveling support for making the journey.

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Photo via D.C. United's Facebook page.

Below, a selection of quotes from players and coaches regarding the postponement

Former D.C. United and current Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty made his feelings known on Twitter.

New York head coach Hans Backe stridently opposed playing the game Wednesday night.

MLS, which paid for the D.C. United supporters' tickets and travel after Hurricane Sandy forced the two sides to swap home dates in the tie, announced that the league and the Red Bulls would pay for United's bus trip home Thursday.

The rescheduled game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.