The image above is from the home page of the Fulham FC website. Although it is a promo pushing club memberships, you would have thought that this was put together by the US Soccer. It's amazing to see American players being used as a selling point for an EPL side. And, it's also pretty obvious that the ads intended targets are Americans.
Friends it's a great day when after a century of sitting at the kids table we Americans are not only being exploited in the soccer world, but we are the ones whose dollars the soccer world is chasing after.
And not only is Fulham taking some of the best players that America has to offer, but it is also taking a page out of the American book of sports merchandising. You know, the page that says "strike while the iron is hot, exploit every angle possible". And honestly, I ain't mad at 'em for it.
The Cottagers online shop is selling these excellent limited edition t-shirts with the name & numbers of McBride, Bocanegra, and Dempsey on the back and the stars & stripes alongside the FFC logo on the front.
And you know what the best part is? They are sold out.