Why Americans Should be Watching Leeds United

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Catherine Ivill / Staff

Leeds United could be the most exciting team in the Premier League and their American flair should have everyone stateside watching.

Last season, the English-based side narrowly escaped relegation after dealing with numerous injuries and a shaky back line.

In comes former New York Red Bulls and RB Leipzig manager Jesse Marsch, and Leeds have begun a new era.

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Marsch is a former U.S. Men's National Team player and one that has the potential to be one of the country's greatest-ever football coaches.

Simply put, his teams like to play fast and press hard for 90 minutes.

That's why casual fans of the Premier League and football alike, especially in America, should be latching onto Leeds.

In addition to Marsch, the Peacocks have three players that came from Major League Soccer.

Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams, and Jack Harrison have given Americans a reason to watch each week.

Two of those three (Aaronson and Adams) currently play for the USMNT and are essentially locks to travel to Qatar for this year's World Cup.

Meanwhile, Harrison made a name for himself in MLS after moving to the U.S. as a teenager and going on to star at Wake Forest.

Coming into this season, the expectations for Leeds weren't very high.

The club lost two of its top stars in Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, however, Marsch and Co. have spent wisely to improve their squad.

Leeds is unbeaten through three matches, including a hefty 3-0 thrashing of defending FIFA Club World Cup champions, Chelsea.

This club may not have the star power of a Manchester City or Liverpool, but they make up for it with tenacity and unrelenting pressure.

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On Sunday, it wasn't just the fact that Leeds came away with three points against Chelsea.

It was the idea that for roughly 75 minutes Leeds were the better side and exhausted the Blues with their never-ending high press.

So, for the Americans that haven't found their Premier League side just yet, perhaps Leeds United is calling your name.

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