Was just making a bit of a gag mate.But ya don't think we've picked up any fans post Istanbul and won't if we beat Madrid? Bit of a disservice to soccer fans in america saying the stadium will be filled with manc fans cos of Beckham no?
I meant it in a lighthearted way as well. Certainly we have fans in America, but a high percentage of them are about marketing or who has won recently, so that puts us behind five other clubs in terms of volume (not counting expats). Look at all the newfound Man City fans here for proof. I mean, Man City???
I suspect we have gained more fans this season than we did in 2005, just speaking to the fickle nature of the casual (I don't mean hoolies) "soccer fan" in the U.S. We have been on the receiving end of some positive coverage, often tied to Klopp. If we had a couple of poor seasons to follow, those "fans" would be gone in a flash.
There is a segment here who are much more dedicated to the sport and their support may be spread out more evenly, but I expect in a crowd of that size, this educated, passionate group will be something of a minority. Man United are still the default team to support for Joe American Soccer Fan. Maybe the crowd that day shows me to be wrong, but this is been my exerience as a fan over here for the past 40 years.