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Chelsea Has Established a Strong Position As America’s Second Team: Nightly Soccer Report

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While Manchester United are America’s most popular English soccer club, Chelsea have established itself in a strong position as America’s second favorite club side.

According to new research compiled by EA Sports from FIFA 13, Manchester United is the most popular Premier League club in 45 of the 48 continental states. But when you pour through the research, as written by Roger Bennett from ESPN FC, it shows that Chelsea have a strong presence throughout the majority of the country.

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12 Responses to Chelsea Has Established a Strong Position As America’s Second Team: Nightly Soccer Report

  1. cnl. onions says:

    I have an issue with no one seeming to notice that tons of people here buy the game without really being supporters. These figures might be helpful as far as gauging recognizance, but I’d be surprised if they were representative of the overall revenue gained per team over here(which is of major significance.)

  2. Dust says:

    Too much comedy material…overloading…can’t…take…itttt….Aaahhh


    I wonder hiw all these “Chelsea fans” feel about the revelation that Chelsea was actually his second choice, after he cried when SAF overlooked him for the Man Utd Job…”but he hasn’t won anything” is what he was reportedly screaming. Haha!

    A loss to Spurs at the weekend with this story coming out could lead to a downward spiral and mean Jose is Fired by Christmas from his second choice club!

    What a bunch of chavs lol

    • nicc says:

      careful with that “downward spiral” comment. remember what happened the last time a Tottenham person used it…

      • chelsea says:

        This was a very Poetic statement: Look at ManU now! Am sure DUST is waiting for the DUST to settle at the Theatre of Nightmares! Moyes has reduced ManU to relegation battling team not even Thursday night football for them this year! Lol!

    • Ken says:

      Dust, how do you feel knowing Ancellotti and Pulis turned you down and you got stuck with Moyes. Martinez with his best player gone is already doing a better job. Seems that far from over achieving at Everton he was in fact underachieving as he will with ManU.

    • chelsea says:

      I guess its safe to say you Insinuations have bitten the “DUST!” Lol!

  3. StellaWasAlwaysDown says:

    Imagine that – Man U tops in most states. Sounds about right for Americans. I assume Man City 3rd?

  4. says:

    What do Americans know about the beautiful game of football? They can root for Man U. and Chelsea all they want. Americans are just a bunch of people jumping the winning bandwagon. I bet ya that during a Man U. and Chelsea games, they only chant U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A., the only chans they know, from sporting events to bombing countries with their drones.

  5. i like tuesday says:

    There’s really no doubt that Barcelona is the top team in Silver Spring/Wheaton area but Chelsea is still number 2, then Madrid. A surprising number of kids sporting Chelsea gear. Man United hardly even registers.

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