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Old 09-28-2011, 09:45 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I said, "Saying the US doesnt take soccer seriously is a little much."

You said, "I don't think it's much at all."

So, you responded to my statement using words from my statement. I wasnt running with it, you implied that you agreed with the previous poster in the way you responded.

Regardless, you pretty much nailed it in your second paragraph. But, the media attention is getting better. Hell, our media attention in KC with Sporting is far better than it was just a year a go. It is amazing what a World Class stadium and winning run can do for a team. We have articles in the newspaper daily and our sports talk shows cover the team several times a week including having players on for interviews.
Yeah. MLS should at least get a bit more attention as the league gains more momentum. I see The Big Four becoming The Big Five in maybe... 10-15 years.

 
Old 09-29-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Yeah. MLS should at least get a bit more attention as the league gains more momentum. I see The Big Four becoming The Big Five in maybe... 10-15 years.

It's going to be much quicker than that. The MLS is catching up or caught up to the NHL in just about every single category. With the new NBC TV deal, MLS now has double the amount of national TV contracts that the NHL does. This season, the MLS will likely exceed the NHL in attendance average too.

This lockout is likely going to hurt the NBA; especially if the season gets cancelled. That could go a long way in the MLS gaining on them too.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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It's going to be much quicker than that. The MLS is catching up or caught up to the NHL in just about every single category. With the new NBC TV deal, MLS now has double the amount of national TV contracts that the NHL does. This season, the MLS will likely exceed the NHL in attendance average too.

This lockout is likely going to hurt the NBA; especially if the season gets cancelled. That could go a long way in the MLS gaining on them too.
Soccer will NEVER catch on here in its current form.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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How will it NEVER catch on ? Its already caught on.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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2010-2011 attendence:

NHL - 21 Million
MLS - 4 Million

Quite a ways to go.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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You are seriously going to compare the attendence like that on a team that has 41 home games vs teams that have maybe 20 ? Quite a ways to go ? I think not

Lets compare
MLS - Major League Soccer attendance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NHL - NHL attendance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The team with the highest avg in NHL is Blackhawks with 21,423 and in MLS its Sounders with 36,173
Avg MLS attendence is 16,675 and NHL is about 16,946

Also used NHL vs NBA Attendance 2010-2011 - HFBoards for a source.

Unlike you I like to compare apples to apples as best as I can, so there they are
 
Old 09-29-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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i like the complexity of american football strategy. i am not an expert on soccer, but it seems much more simple by comparison.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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How will it NEVER catch on ? Its already caught on.
To who
???

I dont know a lead soul who would waste their time..not ONE person.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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2010-2011 attendence:

NHL - 21 Million
MLS - 4 Million

Quite a ways to go.

Uh, you've never taken a math class, have you?

You do realize that the NHL has 21 teams versus the MLS' 19 and that NHL teams play 82 games versus the MLS' 34? Therefor, you cannot compare total numbers. You have to compare attendance average.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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To who
???

I dont know a lead soul who would waste their time..not ONE person.

Millions of people. MLS averages over 18k people a game. Many of the stadiums sell out on a regular basis turning away people at the gates.

We have 20 people in our group of friends that have season tickets and we have about 20 others that come to about 5 games a year. Pretty much everyone I know has at least a casual interest.

The MLS just announced that the fee for the next expansion team will be 100 million dollars. That's right, whoever wants the next MLS franchise will have to pay the league 100 million dollars to simply join the league and there are people out there getting their bids together to do it. That's on top of the millions of dollars associated with starting the business and another couple hundred million to build a stadium. So, a potential owner is looking at 300 to 400 million just to get up and running. Yet, you claim it hasnt caught on?

Multi-billionaire business men do not invest more than 300 million dollars into something that has not caught on. They invest money into something that has caught on and grow more popular by the day in an effort to make profit.

Just because your circle of people have no interest does mean it hasnt caught on. I dont know anyone that likes to hunt but it is insanely popular. I dont know a single person that has any interest in NASCAR yet millions of people follow the sport. I dont know anyone that watches Dancing with the Stars but it is the top rated show on TV. Get my drift?
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