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Leeds United are so popular in the United States, they've taken the top six's TV spots

Daniel Marland

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Leeds United are so popular in the United States, they've taken the top six's TV spots

Leeds United's American revolution has seen them become one of the Premier League's most popular teams Stateside.

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Back in February, Wisconsin-born Jesse Marsch was announced as the club's new manager following the departure of Marcelo Bielsa.

'El Loco' managed to get Leeds promoted back to the top-flight for the first time in 16 years and many disagreed with the decision to sack him.

Marsch became just the third American to manage in the Premier League and after keeping Leeds up on the final day, he was given funds to improve his squad.

Jesse Marsch and Brenden Aaronson embrace. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Jesse Marsch and Brenden Aaronson embrace. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Two players he chose to recruit are Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams, who he worked with at RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig respectively.

It's seen interest in the West Yorkshire outfit increase as Aaronson and Adams are considered important parts of the USMNT.

Leeds' 3pm game with Brighton on Saturday has been selected for the USA Network by broadcaster NBC according to Anthony Jack.

The four other 3pm kick-offs are nothing to turn your nose up at either. Three of the traditional top six are in action, with Chelsea, Liverpool and champions Manchester City hosting Leicester City, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace respectively.

Tyler Adams battles with Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Tyler Adams battles with Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Those three have been bumped down to streaming service Peacock. Still viewable, but below the main event billing Leeds will get.

Leeds have seven points from their first three Premier League games and dismantled Chelsea 3-0 on Sunday.

Aaronson opened the scoring just past the half hour mark after dispossessing Blues goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, before Rodrigo doubled their lead four minutes later.

Jack Harrison added a third in the second half to seal a memorable victory at Elland Road.

Marsch spoke glowingly of his team at full-time and vowed they'll always start games on the front foot.

The 48-year-old told reporters: "Playing against the bets opponents, you know things have to go right for you on the day.

Aaronson celebrates making it 1-0 with Rodrigo, who was captain in Liam Cooper's absence. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Aaronson celebrates making it 1-0 with Rodrigo, who was captain in Liam Cooper's absence. (Image Credit: Alamy)

"The best thing about today is that we didn't need luck. We looked confident, played aggressive and had discipline.'

"We had a few different match plans, [Chelsea] are flexible and variable in what they do. We even played a hybrid against the ball and the guys were clear and able to execute. 

"We really like our team. the energy inside our group is positive, they are hard working and never get out run or outworked and if we can not get out fought we can add it all together for something special."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Leeds United, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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