It never ceases to amaze me, that no matter where I travel, I always bump into other Leeds United fans happy to offer their hospitality and show me the lay of the land.

During a recent trip to New York, TSS members Foxy101 and CaptainCrash emailed me to ask if I knew of any bars in the Big Apple that would be showing Leeds United’s opening game against Derby County. Unsure, I put a shout out on Twitter asking for information. Within minutes, I was overwhelmed by replies from fellow Leeds United fans that pointed me in the direction of @leedsunited_nyc – the twitter account of the New York Whites.

The New York Whites informed me that they had their own bar, the Three Steps on 2nd Avenue which would be showing the game and that TSS’ holidaying members would be more than welcome. Happy that I was able to assist, I replied to a delighted Foxy and Crash with the details.

After returning to England, the lads emailed me again with a couple of snaps and an overview of the days events. They said the bar was full of around 50-60 New York Leeds United fans, all of whom made them feel very welcome. With the bar dressed up in Leeds United flags and the majority of the NY Whites wearing their shirts, this little corner of New York City was transformed into a Leeds United paradise.

The lads both highly recommend getting in touch with the New York Whites if you’re planning to holiday there this year. Already, they have another five games confirmed to be broadcast in the US and the Three Steps will be showing them on two giant screens above the bar with a wide range of bottled beers available for the fans.

Further proof then, that no matter where you travel in the world, there’ll always be someone from this enormous Leeds United family of ours ready to look after you and show you the ropes. Many thanks to Foxy and Crash for the pictures, and to the New York Whites for looking after our travelling friends. Marching on together!

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