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  • DAZEHR DAZEHR Jul 3, 2009 02:06 Flag

    Becoming a fan in America

    Back in 2006, I was in the same position as you. Coming off the World Cup excitement, I decided to pick a team in the EPL. I ended up with Wigan for the following reasons:
    1. Like me, they were new to the Premier League (1st season in 05-06).
    2. A smaller club from an 'blue-collar' area that more resembles a smaller city rather than a 'white-collar' metropolis, which is where I live and could identify with.
    3. They had a kit (jersey) I liked and could see myself wearing.
    4. They were an up-and-coming club but still an underdog (and to some degree most teams out of the Big 4 are) and I specifically did not want to bandwagon with a big team.

    Do some research, read a little history of each team and find a team that suits you. Stick with your instincts. I think you will soon find a kinship with other fans that is fairly unmatched in most US sports. Hope this helps.