Premier League Mornings Live comes this weekend to Austin, a city of people who are passionate about the Premier League.
The Premier League's US Instagram account, @PLinUSA, is sharing the stories of some of those fans and their love of soccer and the Premier League.
"The story of how I became a Chelsea fan is pretty funny.
"Obviously, growing up in the States, soccer wasn't as available to us besides the World Cup every now and then. So when it first started getting to be available, my Dad was like: 'Alright, this is who you need to watch.'
"So he told me to watch him and study his game because d-mid was the position I played. He was the perfect player to model myself after.
"Makelele is just a solid player. He’s unmatched. I think there was one interview where Jose Mourinho said about [him]: 'It’s like he’s like the sun and the whole formation revolves around him.
"So he’s just a connector. He’s the player that allowed Frank Lampard and the creative guys to do their magic.
"[It was] a plethora of strong players, smart players. And then obviously their coach, Mourinho. He’s still my favorite coach, I don’t care what anyone says.
"So just watching him [Makelele], his style of play was similar to how I wanted to play and perform on the field. I don’t want to say, ‘Love at first sight,’ but it was like, 'Chelsea’s my team from now on.'
"There was no going back after that."
Also in this series
Austin's Premier League passion: William
Austin's Premier League passion: Christie
Austin's Premier League passion: Tammy
Austin's Premier League passion: Mateo
Austin's Premier League passion: Meesha
Austin's Premier League passion: Zach
Austin's Premier League passion: Michelle