EPL Talk has put together an interesting if unscientific study transposing the 20 teams of the English Premier League to the American cities where they'd best fit.
For example, Aston Villa plays in Birmingham, England's automobile manufacturing capital, making the Lions a natural fit for Detroit.
(We've plotted their choices on this map as a visual aid.)
Here's where the "Big Four" clubs ended up:
- Arsenal: With Arsenal’s former home at Highbury featuring one of the most unique architectural designs, it’s only fitting that Arsenal would reside in Brooklyn.
- Chelsea: Expensive real estate, a melting pot and very urban, Chelsea would fit in best in New York City, the city that never sleeps. In fact, Manhattan would be a perfect locale.
- Liverpool: Boston is definitely most like Liverpool. Residents of this Massachusetts port city have a unique accent. Plus, they’re massive sports fans.
- Manchester United: A city that hosts the Hollywood movie studios would be an appropriate home to the Theatre of Dreams. The Hollywood factor would also fit in perfectly with Man United’s footballers who sometimes resemble actors more than athletes.
What do you think about their choices? Did a Premiership club wind up in the city where you live? Is the comparison accurate?