There’s no escaping the growing influence of our dear friends from across the pond on our national game and it’s only likely to increase in the coming years, with David Beck-haaam set to open up his very own MLS franchise in Miami.
Last year Manchester City announced they would be throwing considerable commercial weight behind a fresh New York City-based MLS club to rival that of the New Jersey-situated New York Red Bulls.
And with the news that American-owned Liverpool and Manchester United will now be joining City to play in the second edition of the International Champions Cup this summer – a pre-season tournament to be played across 12 north American cities – we’ve decided to have a bit of fun naming our future ‘Premeer League’ franchises.
Boston Red Sox and Liverpool owner John W. Henry will be absolutely pumped if his British interest can return to winning ways, with the Reds rated at 3/10 to claim the points when they take on Swansea on Sunday.
Chelsea – Chelsea Royals
Arsenal – London Gunners
Manchester City – Manchester Yankees
Liverpool – Liverpool Red Sox
Tottenham – London Hotspurs
Everton – Merseyside Candymen
Manchester United – Manchester Magic
Southampton – Southampton Saints
Newcastle – Tyneside Super Stripes
Swansea – Mighty Swans
West Ham United – London Hammers
Aston Villa – Second City Steelers
Hull City – Hull Tigers
Stoke – Stoke City Sabres
Crystal Palace – London Eagles
Norwich City – Norwich Canary Birds
West Brom – West Midlands Bruins
Sunderland – Wearside Black Cats
Cardiff – Cardiff Dragons
Fulham – West London Whites
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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