Premier League passion in the US: Fans' stories

5 May 2023
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Discover how the Premier League’s US Instagram account PLinUSA celebrates unique fan stories from coast to coast

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The @PLinUSA account has been highlighting the passionate, diverse Premier League fandom in the States.

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Parker, Alabama (AFC Bournemouth)

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Becky, Missouri (Leeds Utd)
How a pharmacist channels her newfound love for Leeds United despite a busy schedule

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Wesley, Atlanta (Nott'm Forest)
How a digital marketing professional with no soccer past achieved celebrity status among Forest fans by accident.

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Sadikshya, Maryland (Man Utd)
How a scientist from Nepal channeled her love for the Red Devils through Twitter and beyond.

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Malia, St Louis (AVL)
How a St. Louis university biology professor's love of Aston Villa helped her develop lifelong friendships.

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Dana, Virginia (LIV)
Liverpool fan Dana from Virginia explains how watching soccer has helped her bond with her younger brother.

Zach PLinUSA, Southampton

Zach, Washington D.C. (SOU)
How the loyalty shown by Southampton's Ward-Prowse has strengthened this fan's connection with soccer.

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Stan, Hawaii (WHU)
Supporting West Ham United has hit the right note for musician Stan from Hawaii.

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Cat, Boise (CHE)
How creating soccer ball planters has helped this Chelsea fan's love of soccer blossom.

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Shawn, Illinois (BRE)
A soccer coach for players with disabilities from Illinois explains how his love of Brentford is helping him to grow the game locally.

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Matt, Boston (LEE)
Meet Matt, a Boston-mad sports fan who explains how he became a Leeds supporter and made a lifelong friendship.

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Trey, Cincinnati (CRY)
A proud new dad explains how his love of Crystal Palace has become a family affair.

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Wes, Minnesota (TOT)
A Spurs fan who wants to create an inclusive community based around the beautiful game.

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George, Pasadena (EVE)
An Everton fan explains why this beloved club and their defender Michael Keane are a cut above the rest.


Gabi, San Francisco (LEE)
Meet a Brazilian Leeds United supporter who discovered an unexpected family link to the Yorkshire club.


Jey, New Orleans (NEW)
How Mardi Gras helped this Newcastle United fan forge an unexpected overseas friendship.


Mike, Tacoma (LEI)
A Leicester City fan explains how his love of the Foxes has given him a new extended soccer family.

Phil, an American West Ham fan

Phil, Chicago (WHU)
How this West Ham fan is playing his part in helping soccer become more inclusive.


Kate, Cincinnati (EVE)
A proud Cincinnati Bengals and Everton fan explains how watching her favorite teams is a real family affair.


Josie, Los Angeles (MCI)
A brewer from Los Angeles explains how she ended up supporting the Rams and Man City.

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Sylvia, Washington (CHE)
A Chelsea fan in Pullman, Washington, is hoping her voice can help elevate black women and players.

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Kendyl, Montana (CHE)
The Chelsea fan based in Montana on changing perceptions and how playing soccer has shaped her life.


Adam, Los Angeles (WOL)
A music industry professional from Los Angeles, California explains how he ended up supporting Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Andrea, Minneapolis (BUR)
The Burnley fan from Minneapolis explains how the club mascot Bertie Bee played a part in her love of the Clarets.


Emma, Michigan (NOR)
How this Norwich City fan fell in love with the club after meeting her boyfriend.

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Dan, Duluth (WAT)
A Watford fan from Duluth on why he swapped L.A. for the outdoor life and how Elton John influenced his choice of soccer team.

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Carah, San Antonio, TX (CRY)
The Crystal Palace fan and author from San Antonio took a leaf out of her club's book to promote inclusivity

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Nick, Atlanta, GA (WHU)
This West Ham supporter from Atlanta found a whole new community to share with his husband.

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Jaison, Atlanta, GA (LEI)
The Leicester City fan from Atlanta says his love of thrifted clothes led to soccer weaving its way into his life

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

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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.

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

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

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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, IN (WOL)
The fan from Indiana explains how Raul Jimenez has made supporting Wolves a real family affair.

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

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Joe, Milwaukee, WI (CRY)
Opening a bar enabled Crystal Palace fan Joe to create a special community in Milwaukee. 

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Katherine, Salt Lake City, UT (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 reveals how she was inspired by Rio Ferdinand and her admiration for Marcus Rashford.

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

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

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Noah, Dallas, TX (SOU)
A Dallas doctor says watching Southampton has helped him 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. (MUN)
Sharing a love of the Premier League and discovering football culture has enabled this Washingtonian to engender friendships.

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Chris, Washington D.C (LIV)
Setting up a podcast and arranging soccer matches to help spread his love of Liverpool and the Premier League.

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Tyler, Washington D.C (TOT) 
Seeing the game as a tool to help create a diverse community of supporters

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Meredith, Chicago, IL (ARS)
This Arsenal fan found a whole new community in the club's U.S. fanbase, having turned to the Gunners after a relationship break-up.

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Joey, Waco, TX (AVL)
Aston Villa fan opens up on the rollercoaster ride that has come with supporting his team.


Amir, Denver, CO (BHA)
The fan of Brighton explains how his favourite club helped to mark his dream visit to England.

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Ethan, Kansas (SHU)
A love of soccer was forged in the pandemic for this Sheffield United fan.

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Shannon, MA (WBA)
Lawyer says her extended family in Northern Ireland and history with the Red Sox brought her to support West Brom.

Max, an American Fulham fan

Max, Philadelphia, PA (FUL)
How an American kid living in London found common ground with Fulham's club history.

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Tony, Denver, CO (NEW)
A Newcastle fan from Colorado who takes his love for the club cross-country.

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Debbie and Ryan, Tampa, FL (MCI)
How their joint love of Man City has helped one couple share precious moments together.


Luna, Omaha, NE (BUR)
Supporting Burnley is a family affair for Dan and his four-year-old daughter.

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Colonel Hurley, International Space Station (MCI)
A NASA astronaut who watches Man City from outer space and received a morale-boosting message from the champions' stars.

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Gbenga, Washington D.C. (TOT)
A Spurs fan who connected with the club and his family in Nigeria because of the Premier League's anti-racism stance.

Aston Villa fan Angelo

Angelo, New York, NY (AVL)
A human rights lawyer whose passion for supporting the underdog led him to becoming an Aston Villa fan. 

Spurs fan Jose

Jose, McKinney, TX (TOT)
A Mexican-American who is proud of his heritage and, after idolising Mexico striker Giovani Dos Santos is a big Spurs fan and loves sharing that bond with his two sons.

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Kate and Amy, LA (MCI)
Identical twins whose love for Man City has made LA feel like home.

Brighton fan Ingram

Ingram, Southern California (BHA)
Quite possibly Southern California’s only Brighton & Hove Albion season ticket-holder who brings American fans closer to his boyhood club.


Emma, Michigan (NOR)
When Emma met her boyfriend, she also fell in love with his team. Supporting a "strong local club" comes easily given her passion for sport in Michigan.

Phil, an American West Ham fan

Phil, Chicago, IL (WHU)
Phil is a West Ham United fan on the Southside of Chicago who is growing the game through inclusivity and laughter in the city he grew up in.


Mike, Tacoma, Washington (LEI)
A Leicester City supporter in Tacoma, Washington, Mike is a family man who’s found another family in the club he loves.

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George, Pasadena, LA (EVE)
A barber in Pasadena whose passion for Everton has been returned in a most special way by the club he loves.

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Matt, Boston, MA (LEE)
A Leeds United fan based in Boston, Massachusetts, who exchanged his love of the Red Sox for a passion for Leeds.

Zach PLinUSA, Southampton

Zach, Washington, D.C (SOU)
A student and basketball manager who found a connection with Southampton thanks in part to the loyalty of James Ward-Prowse.

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