Here is a funny take on the forthcoming USA vs England soccer match by an American who writes for The Nottingham Post.
"I may be American, but in many instances I am an England fan. Instances such as cricket. Or rugby league. Or soccer (soccersoccersoccersoccer) against, say, Slovenia.
And I've definitely put in the effort. I've lived here for more than seven years, and I've really tried to make it work with you people. I've embraced what I can.
I've been on holiday to Skegness. I've started buying Wisden every year. I complain about trains more than is necessarily healthy. I like my irony dry, my beer at room temperature and my cricket played over multiple days, thanks very much.
But I'm from Florida, and England v USA on the big stage is a bridge too far. Review my status if you must, but I'm backing the Yanks to win."