Breakfast in America with California’s Reds and the Community Shield | Sachin Nakrani


There are more than 50 supporters’ clubs affiliated to Liverpool in North America and the Guardian’s man stumbled on one early on Sunday morning in San Francisco

Come all ye faithful. Come to San Francisco. Come to San Francisco to watch the Community Shield and, in my case, come on the last day of a family holiday to California, at the start of which I vowed to my wife this would be a football-free trip for us and our daughter. Turns out I lied.

In my defence, I had done a pretty good job of keeping football out of our lives while on this side of the Atlantic. We arrived on the previous Sunday and, since then, there had been little checking of pre-season scores or obsessing over transfer news. But the Community Shield, well that was different. Not an important game but definitely a more important game than the other not important games, and particularly so if your team are playing in it for the first time in 13 years. That’s right, Liverpool were back at Wembley to compete for English football’s curtain-raising silver octagon and even from 5,000 miles away, I simply had to watch it.

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Source: Football News
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