I'm currently casting about for a new EPL team. I was a half-hearted Chelsea fan when a friend of mine went crazy over them 3-4 years ago. But they've now traded away all of the players I liked and Abramovich's spending frenzy over the last few years is . . . unseemly.
So two seasons ago I decided to pick up one of the sides that had been promoted from the Championship League. I chose Reading because they had a couple of Americans on their squad (Hanneman, their keeper, and Convey). But after a promising first season in the EPL, they were relegated back to the Championship League after last season. So while I'll still follow their progress, I won't be able to watch any games on TV here in the states.
I had considered going with Fulham (again, because they had a few American players, like Bocanegra and McBride), but they've all been let go. Liverpool would be my choice amongst the big four (I like Gerrard and Torres), but ultimately decided I wanted to make a less obvious choice.
Hopefully TigerTim doesn't mind, but I've decided to hop on the bandwagon and become a Villan. They have an American keeper (Friedel) and hey, I like their new away kit!