The Fan Engagement Pod
Paul Cox: Fan Engagement in US Soccer
The Fan Engagement Chat is where we hear about someone’s approach to Fan Engagement.
Recorded in Jan 2021, this interview is a conversation with US football (Soccer) activist, Paul Cox.
Paul, who lives in Valencia, Spain, has been a fan of Seattle Sounders for years, and when in the States was involved in the formation of a couple of fan groups/organisations, including the Seattle Sounders Fan Alliance, of which he’s the former Chair https://www.soundersfc.com/supporters-and-alliance/alliance/council
Paul tells us a bit about how influence and activism and how it affects the game in the States, his views on 'opposition' versus constructive dialogue, the early attempts to form a national organisation for fans and activists in the country, and the challenges of growing the sport in a country where three others are in immediate competition for eyeballs.
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