They Can’t All Be Steven Wells

The July issue of FourFourTwo magazine features a lengthy article on supporters at the LA derby, courtesy of MLS fan wonk Steven Wells. His colleague Martin Kelner at The Guardian is giving it his attention, too:

They do not quite get it, bless them, but America’s soccer fans are giving it their best shot. The LA Galaxy fans – or boosters, as they are amusingly known over there – recently marked the debut of their latest signing by donning Beckham wigs, and directing some good-natured taunts at the small knot of followers of their opponents, Premiership Chelsea, on a pre-season tour.

Kelner may not have the right terms (“boosters”?), but he’s certainly mastered the shallow and condescending view of US soccer that people like Wells can’t seem to dent.

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