The official club for supporters of Tottenham Hotspur FC in Washington, DC.
American accents • North London pride • Our Nation's Capital
In 2007, Washington, DC residents Jonathan Godfrey and Nathan Britton decided that watching Spurs matches at each other’s apartments didn't capture enough of the camaraderie and enthusiasm they had experienced at White Hart Lane and began regularly attending matches at DC soccer bars instead. Realizing that the attendance of Spurs fans was light, they aimed to seek out and organize Tottenham supporters in the Washington, DC area in order to replicate the fanaticism they witnessed in England, and thus was born DC Spurs.
As word of DC Spurs spread, the organization grew in leaps and bounds. When Tottenham visited the States in the Summer of 2010, DC Spurs caravanned to New Jersey to join NYC Spurs at the Sporting Lisbon match. DC Spurs members sang so loudly that the TV cameras frequently panned to them, and the commentators acknowledged that Tottenham voices drowned out the fans of other teams, even during the doubleheader’s next match between Manchester City and the New York Red Bulls.
The following year, as Spurs embarked on their Champions League campaign, DC Spurs members were on hand at White Hart Lane to witness Spurs' qualifying round victory over Young Boys. DC Spurs numbers swelled during the 2010-2011 season amidst Tottenham’s unexpected run to the Champions League Quarterfinals and fifth place finish in the English Premier League. Throughout the season, large numbers of DC Spurs members gathered to watch fixtures on a regular basis, even during the workday for midweek Champions League matches.
In the summer of 2012, with committed leadership and membership surpassing the century mark, DC Spurs was recognized by Tottenham Hostpur Football Club as an official Tottenham Hotspur supporters club— one of the first five in the United States. Later that summer, when Tottenham visited Baltimore to play Liverpool, DC Spurs lead a parade of over 300 Tottenham fans through downtown Baltimore to the stadium and attracting considerable attention from local media, Under Armour, and Tottenham for its efforts.
DC Spurs has come a long way since its early days of two fans watching matches at the pub. Now with over 650 members, the organization has made the Irish Channel in Washington, DC its home. The Channel, as the pub is affectionately called, is a place where Tottenham fans from around the area meet to watch matches and sing loudly. DC Spurs also boasts an active online community, where members from the U.S. and abroad share information and commentary about the club. DC Spurs members attend several matches a year at White Hart Lane and frequently travel overseas and across the U.S. to watch Spurs live.