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Terrence Boyd plays for the US and Rapid Wien, but claims undying love for Arsenal

Italy v USA - International Friendly

GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Terrence Boyd of USA in action during the international friendly match between Italy and USA at Luigi Ferraris Stadium on February 29, 2012 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

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It’s easy to forget that nearly every player grew up rooting for a team, and that more often than not that team is not their current employer. In the case of Rapid Wien’s Terrence Boyd, it’s a little bizarre to read the American striker’s undying love for his favorite club.

Here’s what Boyd dropped on Twitter just before Arsenal’s UEFA Champions League tie with Bayern Munich kicked off this afternoon.

No matter whats happening tonight I just wanted to let you know that there is no club I will love more than @Arsenal

— Terrence Boyd (@TBoyd91) February 19, 2014

It doesn’t bother me and isn’t a big deal, but it’s funny to think how a Rapid Wien supporter reads that Tweet. Sure it comes with the territory of being a supporter for a non-gigantic club, but still... In any event, it’s a case that gossip rags would say, “Players... they’re just like us.”If you’re not following Boyd on Twitter, by the way, it’s worth it just for occasional witty Tweet like “Whaaaat just saw #bullriding for the first time! AMAZING” and, well, photos of his tatted-on croc skin:

Crocodile skin

— Terrence Boyd (@TBoyd91) February 18, 2014

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