I'm just a silly Yank, born and bred in Washington, DC, who played soccer (I know...) for many years but never had the ability to follow a club until high school when MLS began and I became a fan of DC United. Our little league has come a long way in its 15+ years, and I've worn my colors in Europe multiple times and have been complimented along the way more than I ever realized. I'm proud of where we've come from and the success we've had over the years and don't accept the idea that we're making repetitive replies that aren't funny! to third tier status in the world, and I think we're on our way.
All that said, I always followed our American blokes when they played in Europe, especially in the early 2000s when we finally saw the bulk of our national team reside in Euro leagues. I was a huge McBride fan, despite him playing for one of our MLS rivals for so long, simply because he not only had that American work ethic, but a touch of class that we had yet to see in an American striker. I followed him, and Boca, to Fulham. And I've been hooked ever since.
Anyone can pick a Big 4 team to root for, or a Spurs, or the new kids on the block, Citeh. I loved Fulham from day 1. It was a working man's team that had an American attitude to it. Hard work, structure, and a lack of ego. And it was always more than the sum of its parts. I cried when we made the Great Escape, and I cried when goddamn Atletico stabbed us in extra time last year. And while I am Clint's biggest fan, if he left tomorrow I'd still be rooting for the Whites every week regardless. Sadly, I've been to London twice in two years, and all 3 Fulham games in my time there have been on the road. But I will get my chance soon enough to see a proper game at the Cottage.
Personally, I'm 30 with a wife and a 2 year old son. I have a rabid appreciation and am a strong supporter of my university (the University of Maryland), especially in American football and college basketball. And I'll be found on the Web at absurd times on the weekend mornings trying to find a Fulham stream...because that's the way it is in my household, and the wife doesn't even question it anymore!
This board has been a lot of fun and that's just a little bit about myself.