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Austin's Premier League passion: Fan stories

26 Oct 2019

Ahead of Premier League Mornings Live in the Texas city, eight locals shared their love for the Premier League

This year Premier League Mornings Live came to Austin, a city of people passionate about the Premier League.

The Premier League's US Instagram account, @PLinUSA, shared the stories of some of those fans and their love of soccer and the Premier League.

There was Michelle, a TV producer for whom an article on Didier Drogba led to a career in journalism.

Amobi Okugo, a professional soccer player for Austin Bold FC in the USL, talked about how he modeled his game off one of Chelsea’s greatest.

We heard from Christie Ciccarello, a Liverpool fan and the founder of BuildSoccer, as well as from Tammy, whose love for Tottenham Hotspur started a tradition with her son that could last for generations.

Mateo is an Austin musician who found a love for Liverpool in the songs of "Abbey Road", while Meesha is an 11-year-old straight-A student whose sights are set on becoming the next Virgil van Dijk.

Zach is a keen cyclist who gears up for his long rides with a serving of Premier League football, while Michelle is a TV producer for whom an article on Didier Drogba led to a career in journalism.

Find out their stories below. 

Austin's Premier League passion: Amobi
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

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