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Any Soccer fans? Who are your overseas teams and how did you become a fan?

Huge Arsenal fan here. When I was 12 and visiting my uncle in London he took me to a game at Highbury (their old stadium with literal marble fucking halls). Thierry Henry scored a hat trick.

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CaneWolf
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Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Liverpool fan for two decades now. Played with them in FIFA and kind of just fell in love from there.
RealEstateVeep
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I’ll upvote despite your poor choice 😜 bunch of my friends were the same. We were playing FIFA before the MLS came to Chicago so English football is all we knew.
CaneWolf
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Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I’ll take my recent Champions League and PL wins. :) And Klopp is a demigod.
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Sgt_Trollingham
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Well... I spent 10 years in Europe and my mother is Italian, so for me Inter Milan is life. Fell in love during the Mancini years... which has made this Italian Euro victory that much sweeter!
HoosierDaddy
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Didn’t have much skin in the game but wanted Saka to do well. Mancini turned that Italy team into an unreal machine
HappyGilmore
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EPL I don’t really have one tbh so my fandom there is up for grabs. I do follow Barcelona pretty intently as that was the first stadium I visited in Europe a few years ago and was in awe of the tour taking us down on the pitch. That’s pretty sick to see a hat trick in person from Henry!
HoosierDaddy
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It was absolutely unreal. I’ve never experienced a crowd like that since. Definitely a goal to make it back over and experience as a binge drinking adult
HappyGilmore
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Hope that happens for you soon, I’d love to just see a match over there
HoosierDaddy
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Also have heard the Nou Camp is super dope, unless you’re in the away fan side. Apparently it’s an absolute shit hole that wouldn’t pass 1970s building codes
HappyGilmore
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I can definitely see that, the side I saw was the home side which is pretty nice, however opposite side definitely had some shit hole vibes
el.guap0
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Manchester United - was a season ticket holder for 2 years and lived a 10 minute walk from Old Trafford! I’m an Aussie. Dad was a Liverpool fan, but the first football match I remember watching was the β€˜99 Champions League final where United beat Bayern. Rest is history
HoosierDaddy
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Bet your dad appreciated that choice in club. Definitely a dream of mine to be a season ticket holder
el.guap0
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Never too late man!
hauru.sales
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That final was something else! Soljkaer crazy goal on last minuteΒ 
el.guap0
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Made me fall in love πŸ₯°
hauru.sales
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You mean football? FC Barcelona and one great player Ronaldinho, for me he was a shining star, All his touches with ball was an art.Β 
HoosierDaddy
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Haha yeah I usually say footy to bridge the gap.
anbapo
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Real Madrid is the best team in the history of mankind
Beans
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Man City at the club level, Italy at the international.


ThatDudeFrio
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I think Mikel Arteta in time can turn around Arsenal, but having said that, my fandom can be found in Tottenham Hotspur. Really started with watching Harry Kane all the time, then turned into being a fan for the Hotspur club. It’s been a tough road… My mom was born in the UK, unfortunately have not been across the pond to watch a match - but she got me into the sport at a very young age.
HoosierDaddy
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No one can call you fair weather! Absolutely brutal record for Harry Kane in finals. Wonder if he will ever get one
ThatDudeFrio
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Not at Tottenham in all likely-hood. If Nuno can't get them going this year, Levy has to reconsider his position on selling Harry (you would think). A massive rebuild with that money would be big for the club, probably the best road forward consdering Kane's repeated ankle injuries each year.

Tottenham has to admit to themselves a rebuild may be the best option.

Your thoughts on Arteta?
Grant_Horun
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West Ham - Because I didnt want to bandwagon on some team for their "history" or because they were good.Β  Have the last 12 years of my life been miserable, yes, however with us in the europa league next year I can only hope we keep growing and going up!Β 
HoosierDaddy
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They're building things the right way.
bamageorge
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Man U, became a fan because of my dad.
RealEstateVeep
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Manchester United. Before my family came over in 1921 they owned a pub in Salford about a 10 minute drive from Old Trafford.
SaaS_Squats
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Man U born and raised in the states! Grandparents are from Heaton Park
hauru.sales
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Scholes with ball

Fans: shooooot
Scholes:Sure and a goal!
eds
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Futbol or football* A proper futbol fan won't call it soccer.
HoosierDaddy
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Oh no. You caught me. Take my fandom card.
GDO
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Overseas team would be in the US. I do not know any US basses soccer teams πŸ˜…
HoosierDaddy
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In fairness, neither do I
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