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Premier League passion in the US: Fans' stories

11 Oct 2021
Gbenga, PLinUSA

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

The @PLinUSA account has been highlighting the passionate, diverse Premier League fandom in the States, from Leeds United supporter Scott in New York to Man Utd fan Valeria in L.A..

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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.

Pamela, PLinUSA

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.

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, 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. 

US fan Katherine lead

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.

Kyle, PLinUSA

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

US fans Sun Min

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.

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

Ethan, PLinUSA

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.

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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.

Kate and Amy, PLinUSA

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.

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