Has Netflix role inspired Kevin Spacey's choice of MLS team? 6 years ago

Has Netflix role inspired Kevin Spacey's choice of MLS team?

We all have our reasons for supporting our chosen football team.

Many of us will choose the same team as our dad, the one that always wins or just follow the local club so it's possible to go to games.

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But Kevin Spacey's support for DC United may have an even stranger origin.

The actor plays Frank Underwood in House of Cards, the Netflix drama which is set in and around Washington DC, and Spacey's method acting is so strong that the political show has filtered into his football fandom.

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Since meeting members of the MLS club's first team in September, the 56-year-old has taken DCU under his wing, keeping an eye on their results.

And if you thought he was just politely returning a hello, you couldn't be further from the truth.

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Spacey got back in touch to congratulate Ben Olsen's men on making the end-of-season playoffs.

And we like to think he stayed in to watch the nail-biting 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution, giving them a helping hand along the way.

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