I suppose Fulham isn’t really Fulhamerica anymore since Clint Dempsey is the only American on the roster but he is the greatest American field player ever so the Fulham moniker should stick until he departs. Although, Brian McBride did have the pub named after him.
On the other side of the today’s match is Liverpool. The club is still owned by Americans, different Americans that are surely more well liked than the prior owners. Caveat: Lebron James may not be so well liked. But, the club does not have any American players on its first team roster and only a couple Americans in the whole of its system.
What does this have to do with anything? Nothing really except the two sides are playing in a match this afternoon.
Liverpool are looking to claim a record seven straight away victories to move within two points of Chelsea for fourth place. A victory would put Liverpool level on points with Arsenal and Newcastle.
Liverpool will be playing its first match without midfield stalwart Lucas Leiva today. The Brazilian suffered an ACL tear in the Carling Cup match last week.
Fulham are staring down the barrel of a relegation scrap right now as they are only two points above the relegation zone in sixteenth. The club has six draws so far this season, second most in the league.
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