While Philadelphia has its own supporters group dubbed The Sons of Ben, many fans choose to follow their favorite team playing abroad. Whether it be first generation immigrants, international students studying in Philadelphia, or even Philly’s own, who may have caught a glimpse of a European team play one day and since then have performed the same ritual every gameday. Wake up early, catch the latest news regarding their team, and meeting up with friends, or flying solo, in order to watch the beautiful sport that is soccer (Soccer, football, however you want to call it). These particular fans have established supporter groups that meet up every gameday and simply partake in the following. This event usually takes place at a pub in Philly that has agreed to host the supporter groups when their favorite team plays. All the members and founders of the groups are unique individuals with a great story to tell regarding their love for the game and their team. Below are the links to the social-networking accounts of these supporters groups and if you have always been a fan of one of the teams and want to join in on the fun, do not hesitate to contact them, they always welcome new fans of the club and the sport. Please feel free to include any supporters club I may have left out in the comments section.
Arsenal Philadelphia: Fans of English powerhouse Arsenal. They meet up at Misconduct Tavern located on 1511 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102. – https://twitter.com/arsenalphilly
Philadelphia Spurs: Fans and rivals of Arsenal. They usually meet up at Fado Irish Pub located on 1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102. –https://twitter.com/phlspurs
Eastern Blues: Supporters of another Premier League giant Chelsea. They meet up at Tir Na Nog Bar and Grill located on 1600 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103. –https://twitter.com/easternblues
Milan Club Philly: This club supports the Italian club AC Milan. Although they do not have a permanent venue, the supporters inform fans of planned events well in advance. –https://twitter.com/milanclubphilly
Philly CSC: Fans of the Scottish team Celtic. The fans meet up at Fado Irish Pub located on 1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102. –https://twitter.com/phillycsc