article named Baltimore the "Liverpool of America." While this may seem like an arbitrary way to pick a team, it is, in fact, the American way. Baltimore and Liverpool "have a real folklore that sweeps through the streets, both cities are beautiful and have their own unique beauty," says Bennett, a Liverpool native (who supports its local rival Everton) Grubb, who met his wife while supporting Liverpool, draws the connection more bluntly: "Port towns, down on their luck for awhile, they are full of prideful people that love their city. And if you don't care for it you can have a fuck off." Liverpool supporter John Pozniak, of South Baltimore, was originally surprised at the number of Liverpool fans in Baltimore. "But Baltimore likes an old school, hard working team, and Liverpool represents that," he says. While Liverpool has the historical edge, fans looking for exciting, sometimes suicidal, attacking play might favor Tottenham. But no matter who you chose, it won't take long for your passion to emerge. "That's what blows me away about the American fan," Bennett says. "How quickly it goes from arbitrary choice to true emotional connection."