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 when it came to the beautiful game. But to a soccer-loving middle class kid growing up in the Midwest’s Rustbelt, 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, editor, and writer at WSOTP. Hailing from the great city of Cincinnati, his love affair with soccer spans more than a quarter century of playing and watching the beautiful game. A massive supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the Columbus Crew, the US national team and the consumption of craft beer, you’ll have to excuse the inordinate amount of postings/podcastings/tweets on those subjects. This shot of D.J. from college proves nothing of his knowledge of the game, so you just have to trust he’s not an idiot.
| Jeremy Lance | @JeremyLance
A man “with a face made for radio” — and apparently podcasts for that matter — Jeremy is the co-host and producer of the WSOTP Podcast. Working in sports radio in Cincinnati, Jeremy shamelessly uses his media access to attend matches 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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