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Premier League passion in the US: Fans' stories

2 Feb 2019
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Meet the diverse and passionate fandom highlighted on the PLinUSA's Instagram account this season

This season the Premier League's US Instagram account, @PLinUSA, has been highlighting the passionate, diverse PL fandom from coast to coast.

Max US

Max, Chicago, IL (LIV)
A Chicagoan explains his passion for the Cubs and Liverpool FC, two historic teams 3,000 miles apart

Aaron, PLinUSA

Aaron, Portland, OR (EVE)
A Portlander explains how watching Andrei Kanchelskis on TV turned him into an Everton fan

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Hector, Milwaukee, WI (CHE)
A proud Mexican from Milwaukee explains his shared passion for Chelsea and his country of birth

Pamela, PLinUSA

Pamela, Atlanta, GA (LEI)
A Leicester City fan from Atlanta on how Premier League helped her bond with her sister

Mel D.Cole, PLinUSA

Mel D.Cole, NYC (ARS)
Having photographed Beyonce and Drake, the Arsenal fan explains his passion for promoting soccer culture in Black America

Valeria, PLinUSA

Valeria, Los Angeles, CA (MUN)
A Man Utd fan from LA explains her desire to help make soccer inclusive for all

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Claudio, New York, NY (EVE)
The USMNT's success helped the New Yorker overcome personal struggle and breed a passion for Everton

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Rafael, Indiana (WOL)
Rafael explains how Raul Jimenez has made supporting Wolves a real family affair

Scott, PLinUSA, Leeds United

Scott, New York, NY (LEE)
New Yorker explains how his love for Leeds United led to a career in the football industry

Joe, PL Passion

Joe, Milwaukee, WI (CRY)
How opening a bar enabled Crystal Palace fan Joe to create a special community

US fan Katherine lead

Katherine, Salt Lake City (TOT)
Bisexual Spurs fan Katherine explains how the Chicago Gooners helped her feel accepted

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Marcus, Knoxville, TN (ARS)
An Arsenal fan and proud Gay Gooner from Tennessee explains why visibility matters

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Elisa, Washington D.C. (MUN)
Man Utd fan Elisa on how she was inspired by Rio Ferdinand and her admiration for Marcus Rashford

Kyle, PLinUSA

Kyle, Madison, WI (LIV)
A Liverpool fan from Madison on how the club's community work has helped with his local USL team

US fans Sun Min

Sun Min Kimes, VA (TOT)
A Korean immigrant on how her children's love of football fostered a passion for Spurs and Son Heung-min

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Noah, DAL, Texas (SOU)
A Dallas Dr explains how watching Southampton helps deal with gruelling work during the pandemic

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Chris, Lentie, Samantha, Elisa and Tyler, Washington D.C.
Black fans in Washington D.C explain how the creative collective of Guerilla FC helps move soccer forward

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Lentie, Washington D.C
Sharing a love of the Premier League and discovering football culture helped engender friendships

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