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Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea: Which Premier League team is most popular in the USA?
For decades, Manchester United have been considered the most popular Premier League side on a worldwide basis.
However, a recent survey now suggests that this is no longer the case, at least in the United States of America.
A poll of stateside-based Premier League fans indicates that United’s popularity has fallen somewhat in the region off the back of their worst season ever in the English top-flight.
The team over at Morning Consult quizzed supporters as to whether they had a “favourable” or “slightly favourable” opinion of each of the 20 Premier League teams competing in 2022/23.
England’s most well-known teams inevitably ranked highly, but the final results still threw up their fair share of surprises.
We’ve taken a look at the numbers in full below.
The most popular Premier League teams in the USA ranked
20. Brighton – 28% hold a favourable view of the club
19. Bournemouth – 30%
18. Brentford – 31%
17. Wolves – 32%
16. Nottingham Forest – 32%
Ouch. Not a lot of love for Brighton across the pond. Newly-promoted Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest also rank pretty poorly – possibly due to US fans not being overly familiar with them.
15. Fulham – 34%
14. Everton – 36%
13. Aston Villa – 36%
12. Leeds United – 38%
11. Crystal Palace – 38%
Fulham might be owned by American-based businessman Shahid Khan, but it seems the Cottagers still have plenty of work to do to improve their perception in the country.
Leeds, managed by former Team USA midfielder Jesse Marsch, also have to settle for a fairly low overall placing.
10. Leicester City – 40%
9. West Ham – 41%
8. Southampton – 41%
7. Tottenham – 44%
6. Newcastle – 45%
Having made headlines around the world following their takeover last year, Newcastle now rank above Spurs in terms of stateside popularity.
Leicester’s fairytale Premier League triumph in 2015/16 will live on in legend for years to come, likely enhancing the Foxes’ reputation in the US.
5. Arsenal – 54%
4. Chelsea – 57%
3. Manchester City – 59%
2. Manchester United – 60%
1. Liverpool – 61%
Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City all embarked on US tours as part of their preparation for the new season, something which won’t have hurt their standing in the country.
Todd Boehly, co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, also took over at Chelsea earlier this summer – a deal that is bound to have bolstered the Chelsea brand on the West Coast.
Liverpool take top spot from Man United, who topped the survey last time it was conducted in 2019.
Since then, Jurgen Klopp’s side has amassed a serious collection of silverware, lifting the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and FIFA Club World Cup over the last three years.
For their part, United have gone trophyless since winning the League Cup in 2017.
The Reds’ recent success is likely to have impressed younger fans, particularly in view of the Red Devils’ decline.
It’s not all bad news for Erik ten Hag’s outfit, though. They still retain a 60% ‘favourability rating’, although without a significant turnaround in form, that number could well continue to fall in the years to come.
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