Personally, what I love about Americans is the way that many of them follow the Premier League as a whole rather than putting blinders on and just following the Premiership team they support. I run into so many people in the U.K. who only live in their club’s world. If their club isn’t featured in the match on TV, they stubbornly won’t watch it. If their team’s opponent does an incredible flick or piece of skill, they’ll ignore it, criticize the player or consider the move lucky instead of appreciating it for the beauty.
Being a distance from England has its advantages. Soccer fans are able to see things more clearly rather than through rose-tinted glasses.
When you read the article from Steven Wells, be sure to read through the comments, too. There you’ll see several uncensored examples of how many Brits truly feel about Americans and their fascination with soccer.