According to a 2018 GallUp poll, 7% of Americans stated that soccer was their favorite sport to watch, ranking 4th behind football, basketball, and baseball, which doesn’t seem so surprising.
More teenagers are playing soccer in the U.S. than ever before. The number of participants in U.S. high school soccer programs has recorded an all-time high in the 2018/19 season, with over 850 ...
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The annual ESPN sports poll has shown soccer as the fourth most popular team sport in the United States every year since overtaking hockey in 2006; as of 2011, 8.2% of Americans rank soccer as their favorite sport (compared to 3.8% for hockey).
Seven percent of U.S. adults surveyed stated that soccer was their favorite sport to watch for the poll conducted on Dec. 4 to Dec.11. The beautiful game’s popularity finished just two percent ...
In a long-awaited follow-up to a 2016 rundown of America’s favorite soccer clubs, we’ve crunched some numbers, run a few surveys, updated the data, and are excited to unveil a new list of the most popular soccer clubs according to U.S. fans.
Having made significant headway in the last decade, particularly following the 2014 World Cup run in Brazil, soccer seemed poised to finally go mainstream in the US. It is, after all, now the fourth most popular live sport to watch and the average MLS attendance sits at 22,113.
Much more popular than you’d think. The nba, mlb, and nfl are still bigger, but soccer has spiked. Where I live there isn’t really an mls following though. People who like soccer tend to pick an epl team to follow (man u, chelsea, arsenal are common). There’s plenty of soccer clubs for people to play at.
The final and perhaps most instinctive reason soccer struggles for popularity in the US is the lack of historical connection between the fans and the sport. The European soccer giants have had the same names and recognisable home strips for over a century. AC and Inter Milan. Real Madrid and Barcelona.