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In 2013, American soccer fan Nathan Nipper, a self-described “Euro Snob” because of his preference for following the English Premier League over Major League Soccer, decided to give MLS a serious try for the first time. As an American who wants to see soccer continue thriving in the United States, he felt it was time to stop ignoring America’s top-flight league. Dallas ‘Ti ...more
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Tim Roast
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MLS (Major League Soccer) is America's top football (as in soccer) league. It has recently attracted star players such as David Beckham, David Villa and Thierry Henry. However "Major League Soccer is often relegated to second-class status by American soccer fans thanks to the proliferation of European soccer on TV and the internet." Thus an idea was born which is the basis of this book.

Author and American Nathan Nipper confesses that he "developed soccer snob sensibilities towards the MLS." Inst
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Brian Price
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Dallas Til I Cry" is a fun, quick read. I personally have an issue with American soccer fans who refuse to acknowledge the growth of or lend support to Major League Soccer, so it was refreshing for me to read of the author's journey from "Euro snob" to purposefully giving MLS support a chance. It was also fun to read his perspective of the same matches I've attended and away matches I've watched on TV. Since it was chronicling 2013, it was interesting to see how a newly christened fan dealt wit ...more
Joe Bush
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One instance of the rare autobiographical sports fandom narrative, and a good, self-analytical one at that
Chris Whittaker
The author, a coach, father, and lifelong soccer fan from an unlikely place (Arkansas originally)has, for years limited his allegiances to the English Premier League club Chelsea. At the same time, Nipper had been living in the Dallas area for several years, and while having gone to the occasional MLS game of his hometown FC Dallas, hadn't taken the time to try to see if he could become a fan of his local team. Join the author on his journey from soccer snob to recognition of the American form o ...more
Chris
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Short, well-written account of the 2013 FC Dallas season in particular, and the MLS season in general. The author takes an honest outsider's (more or less) look at being an American soccer fan, becoming a fan of American soccer. As a fellow FCD supporter I enjoyed the match stories and team commentary even more than a non-fan of the team or league might. Well worth the few bucks I paid for the Kindle edition.
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Nathan Nipper grew up primarily in Arkansas and Dakar, Senegal. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 1999 with majors in history and communication and Regent University in 2002 with a master’s degree in communication. He spent several years working as a television writer until 2010 when he began coaching soccer and teaching American history. His varsity boys high school soccer team won ...more

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