Third most played team sport in the United States

Pavel Prikhodko, Ph.D. Machine Learning

Football in America is called soccer. It is the third most played team sport in the country, with about 13 million Americans playing soccer. A lot of American people, as the others in the world love to watch European championships. In spring 2015, the number of people in America who watched European soccer amounted to 15.92 million within a period of 12 months, according to Statista.com. The number of European soccer TV viewers in autumn 2014 was 14.05 million compared to 13.97 million in spring 2014. About 15.26 million TV viewers watched European soccer in autumn 2013, and the number of people who watched Euro soccer in spring was 15.04 million. The number of viewers who watched European soccer in autumn and spring 2012 were 14.56 million and 14.74 million accordingly. In autumn 2011 the number of TV viewers was 14.82 million.

According to statistics illustrating the number of people who are regularly interested in European soccer in the United States, the number of American people who were interested in Euro soccer was 7.3 million of people. In autumn 2014 there were 6.78 million American people who were regularly interested in European soccer, compared to 7.02 million people in spring. The number of euro soccer fans in autumn and spring 2013 were 7.53 million and 7.13 million respectively. In 2012, the number of people who were interested in European soccer was 6.76 million in autumn and 7.2 million in spring.

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The United States Soccer National Team regularly plays at the World Cup and attracts local TV viewers and fans. According to information about the number of TV viewers of U.S. National Team within the last 12 months, there were more than 17 million of Americans who watched the games of national team in spring 2015. If we talk about 2014, the number of people who watched the United States Soccer National Team in autumn was 14.21 million, compared to 12.36 million in spring. In 2013, there were 12.84 million national team viewers in autumn and 12.03 million in spring. A greater percentage of Americans watched the national team in 2012: 13.03 million in autumn and 14.28 million in spring. The number of national team TV viewers in autumn 2011 amounted to 14.49 million Americans.

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About Pavel Prikhodko

Pavel Prikhodko, Ph.D. Machine Learning

Pavel has worked for many years as a researcher and developer on a wide range of applications (varying from mechanics and manufacturing to social data, finance and advertising), building predictive systems and trying to find stories that data can tell.

In his free time, he enjoys being with his family.

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