With Major League Soccer playoffs in full swing, the growth of the sport in America is exploding! Countless articles released over the past several years testify to soccer’s rapid growth in the United States. Most notably, Forbes stated in a 2019 article that “there’s no doubting that that popularity of soccer, both in participation and interest, is increasing in the United States.”.
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 ...
The Reasons Behind the Growth of Soccer in the US. By Scoop Team On Nov 30, 2019. As of 2017, 7% of Americans claimed that soccer was their favorite sport, according to Gallup. Popularly known as football, soccer is played in almost every country. Although soccer is the number one sport worldwide, this is not the case in the US.
But what is contributing to the major growth in popularity of soccer in the United States? Expansion of the MLS The MLS currently has 24 teams with FC Cincinnati becoming the 24 th , there is also plans of adding Miami and Nashville in 2020.
Major League Soccer And The Rise Of Football In The US. WFi 0 May 27, 2021. As the United States prepared to host the 1994 edition of the FIFA World Cup, they had no elite soccer league within the country. That needed to change in order to host the tournament so, in 1993, Major League Soccer was established. The first MLS season followed three years later in 1996 and, since then, growth has been steady.
The return of soccer in 2020 plays a significant role in the overall soccer landscape in the United States. Soccer participation in the U.S. increased in 2019 for the first time since 2015. In addition, 2019 marked the first time “core” participation for soccer had increased (1.5 percent) since 2010.
Not only is soccer growing as a whole in the United States, but Major League Soccer ( MLS ), the top domestic league, has experienced a 27% rise in interest since 2012, according to Nielsen Sports...
Travis’ statement shows that the world knows about America’s growing soccer culture, and foreign players want to become part of this growth, while also getting to experience culture in the US. Likewise, the players leaving the US want to experience cultures in other nations, while learning about the different tactics that other teams play with in other nations.