Soccer In America

Soon to be the next major Sport Industry in the U.S.

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The four major sport industries in the United states are the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. Major League Soccer (MLS) is nowhere to be found in comparison to these four. However, overseas there is one and only one sport, and that is football. As always, in the United States we do things how we please, so instead we call it soccer. And this sport soccer, the most popular sport in the world, is about to explode on the American sports market.

Unfortunately, US Soccer took a huge loss in early December when they lost their bids to host the 2018 or the 2022 World Cup. Politics could have had a big role with the loss or it actually could have been that FIFA wanted to stay on their path of letting smaller countries who have never hosted a World Cup anywhere near their Country. Everyone knew the 2018 bid was going to a European country (or in this case a country that is at least partly in Europe). But the US was a lock for the 2022 tournament.


Erik Anderson
ewo9@unh.edu
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