The success of Premier League clubs’ summer tours of America demonstrates just how popular a competitive game in the US could be.

A sold-out crowd of more than 82,000. Fans congregating hours before kick off, setting off flares and singing the same chants as in England. Fans travelling across the country and paying at least $100 for a ticket. A punch-up in the stands and then a furious on-pitch altercation between Lisandro Martinez and Gabriel Jesus. Manchester United’s friendly against Arsenal showed how much appetite there is for English football in the United States.

However, it also showed the limitations of […]

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