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How soccer skyrocketed in the United States

With the United States Women’s National Football Team winning the World Cup last year, it can be said that soccer has never been bigger in the U.S. Even with other professional sports still reigning over fans and viewership, soccer isn’t that far behind – at least not anymore. John Eilermann.

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Truth be told, while soccer is played in almost every city in the U.S., it never really did get the support it should have. Soccer in the U.S. could have been as big as basketball or baseball but, for some reason, there was always a disconnect between American sports fans and the sport. For starters, the low-scoring game was always seen as boring.

But not anymore. John Eilermann.

Not only has youth participation soccer programs in the U.S. become the highest in the world, the increasing interest due to the success of the Women’s National Team and the gradual influx of big name superstars in Major League Soccer (MLS), the premier soccer league in the U.S., have contributed to the sport gaining not only fan but financial support. John Eilermann.

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Today, MLS merchandise, as well as the National Team jerseys, are notching record sales. Ticket sales at U.S. soccer stadiums are increasing as well. This upward trend is a good sign, if only for the beautiful game to spread its reach further and farther around the world. John Eilermann.

 

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