With the ever increasing popularity of soccer here in the United States it has dawned on me that I need to find a Premier League team to root for. American Football is ending soon and I will have some extra time in sports watching. Now because I have no roots in Europe and don’t have any real bias it is hard for me to pick a team to ride with. Not that I need a team but it makes it more interesting when you care about who wins and who loses.
Most of my sports fandom comes from some kind of relationship to the school or team. I was born into being a Lions, Pistons, Tigers and Red Wings fan. Living in Atlanta has made me appreciate Georgia Tech, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks teams. None of that exist for me in the soccer world. Now I could go chalk and pick Manchester United but that’s no fun and I don’t jump on bandwagons, so this is actually a real decision for me. I have never had the luxury of picking my team in a sport so I am going to have fun with this one.
Keith B. Holt
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