In a day of age where every English Premier League match is readily available on US television and a thriving professional league featuring stars from across the globe plays out on our shores, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when the US was considered the “wrong side of the pond”. But to a soccer-loving middle class kid growing up in the Midwest, it often felt that way. So for the old American fan who never thought this day would come to the new fan just getting acquainted with the game, Wrong Side of the Pond aims to capture, reflect upon and promote the rise of American soccer culture and share the unique perspectives we have to tell about the world’s game.
| D.J. Switzer | @wrongsideofpond
The main man behind the curtain, D.J. is the founder, writer and editor of WSOTP. Hailing from Cincinnati, his love affair with soccer spans more than a quarter century of playing and watching the beautiful game. He is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the Columbus Crew, the US national team and the consumption of craft beer… please excuse the inordinate amount of posts, podcastings and tweets on those subjects. And since this action shot from college proves nothing of his knowledge of the game, you will just have to trust he’s not an idiot.
| Jeremy Lance | @JeremyLance
A man “with a face made for radio”, Jeremy is the co-host and producer of the WSOTP Podcast. Working in Cincinnati sports radio, Jeremy shamelessly uses his media access to attend games ranging from international club friendlies and World Cup qualifiers to thrilling local high school games. Jeremy supports Chelsea and the US national teams, and also enjoys himself a cold pint of beer. This picture shows Jeremy sitting where Mourinho sits, which is pretty much the soccer equivalent of staying at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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