DALLAS 'TIL I CRY: Learning to Love Major League Soccer
Can a diehard Premier League fan learn to love Major League Soccer?
In 2013, American soccer fan Nathan Nipper, a self-described "Euro Snob" because of his preference for following the English Premier League over Major League Soccer, decided to give MLS a serious try for the first time. As an American who wants to see soccer continue thriving in the United States, he felt it was time to stop ignoring America's top-flight league. Dallas 'Til I Cry recounts his experience as he becomes a Season Ticket Holder for his local club, FC Dallas, determined to give the team, and MLS, his undivided attention for one season.
Part soccer fan memoir, part MLS critique, Dallas 'Til I Cry explores American soccer fandom in all its joys, agonies, and quirks through personal accounts filled with humor, insight, and heart. It's an American twist on the kind of British soccer fan passion chronicled in books like Fever Pitch, Bloody Confused!, and 32 Programmes. Whether already a fan of MLS, cynical about the league, or a curious fan who simply enjoys narratives of soccer cultures around the world, Dallas 'Til I Cry offers a funny, heart-warming examination of the much-maligned, resilient, and emergent Major League Soccer.