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Sporting KC players detail hefty flight delays on social media

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Thirteen members of Kansas City's Major League Soccer team were involved in a travel snafu as they were stuck in New York City for two days.

The players were traveling Sunday from Montreal to their game in Columbus, OH, when their flight to Washington DC got cancelled. They were rerouted to New York on Sunday and faced a barrage of flight cancellations.

Sporting KC fans kept up with their delays on social media. Forward Dom Dwyer posted a picture of himself giving a thumbs up outside the airport to Twitter just hours after their early morning flight was canceled. "Yayyy, 6:40am and our flights canceled," he wrote along with it.

Over the past couple of days a few team members faced some trials and tribulations as they tried to make their way to Columbus by Wednesday to take on the Columbus Crew.

"MTL --> DC, delayed 2 hours, canceled. MTL --> NY, delayed 4 hours. NY --> CBUS, delayed 3 hours, canceled," wrote Defender Matt Besler on Twitter.

Over the last three days the players spent more time sleeping in the airport than scoring goals.

"I think that's real stupid man because they got to play the game and they don't have enough time to prepare," said Sporting KC fan Thomas Christianson.

While some fans were angry over the lengthy delays, the team seemed to have fun with their bad flying luck.

"Day 2 of the ridiculousness and what better way to start it with another canceled flight?! #wooo #notsomuch," wrote Forward CJ Sapong on Twitter.

"Stuck in NYC for the night. Anyone wanna take in 13 @SportingKC players…," tweeted Midfielder Benny Feilhaber.

Many fans say, if they had to, they would drive the team to Columbus to make sure they played.

"I'd do that to meet them. That's pretty cool. I'd like to be the fan who does that," Christianson said.

Thankfully all the players finally made it to Columbus safely.

About 1 p.m. Tuesday Besler tweeted, "The journey for "The Stranded 13" has finally come to an end. #safe #TheTerminal #34hours".

They're now ready to take on the Columbus Crew Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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