With DC United's recent announcement of a front-jersey sponsor, I got to thinking. Will DC fans support Volkswagen now that the German automaker will have its logo splashed across DC shirts for the next four years? Or will it not have that affect on the United faithful?
I've always tended to support companies who support the things I like, especially in soccer terms. For instance, I always buy Gold n' Soft margarine because they were Galaxy sponsors for several years, though I don't think they still sponsor the Galaxy. But they are the only margarine brand I know off hand and certainly the only one I recognize by sight. I tend to go to Home Depot over Lowe's for the same reasons. That, and there's a Home Depot right down the street from me. And I'm partial to Corona beer and Coca Cola probably because I've seen those logos for years on Mexican soccer jerseys.
Anyway, as an MLS fan, will you tend to support Best Buy over Circuit City, Volkswagen over Audi, Sierra Mist over Sprite or whatever other companies sponsor MLS over those that don't? Does that make a difference or factor into your purchasing decisions?