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Old 02-23-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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We are from Wi also and I know what you mean! We now live in eastern Pa, about half way between Phillie and New York, so we have both teams close enough to attend. Youth soccer is huge here as are adult leagues. Many British transplants in the area as well to keep interest high. Love, love, love all the options
is this the royal we?
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Back in MADISON Wi thank God!
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is this the royal we?
No, it's the " my family and I ", but thanks for asking!
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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As far as youth soccer participation, Dallas, Kansas City, and St. Louis have very high numbers and I think they are all ranked Top 5 in the country in that regard. All three also host national tournaments every year.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Why not support your local team at the same level as you do when these ''giants'' come to town?
It is the mindset that you can see your club team any time but you might only get a chance to see those teams once. In addition, you also have thousands of people coming in from hours away to see the match. When Man U came her a couple of years ago, I saw license plates for 12 different states in the parking lot.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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Seattle by far. No city even comes close.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: St Augustine
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Definitely Seattle.


But isn't Portland highly populated with fans too? Those Timbers fans...
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:30 PM
 
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Definitely Seattle.


But isn't Portland highly populated with fans too? Those Timbers fans...
Yeah, I'd say Portland is up there as well.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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Im a Columbus Crew fan, since I live in Northwest Ohio and nothing else is close. Im not a diehard fan really though. I just enjoy the opportunity to watch professional soccer. I worry that it wont survive here though. I saw attendance numbers somewhere, and I believe we were second to last, just ahead of San Jose, who I believe has a small stadium(?), and I think their averages were right around the capacity of the stadium, which would indicate to me theyre practically sold out every game? I have no idea, but if thats close to the truth, Columbus really has to do something quick. I think we just suffer from being too much of a college town. All attention revolves around Ohio State, and the two professional teams Columbus has, both dont attract much attention. I think maybe our sort of outdated bleacher stadium, albeit the first soccer specific stadium in the league, doesnt help, nor does its location. But those factors cant be the only things.

Just wondering if any of you more diehard fans have any opinion on what my teams doing wrong. Not gonna offend me. Im just a casual fan. I just wonder if theyll wind up moving our franchise to another city or something if they fail to perform (financially/popularity) in Columbus, and I would hate to lose our only top tier soccer.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:09 AM
 
Location: St Augustine
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Im a Columbus Crew fan, since I live in Northwest Ohio and nothing else is close. Im not a diehard fan really though. I just enjoy the opportunity to watch professional soccer. I worry that it wont survive here though. I saw attendance numbers somewhere, and I believe we were second to last, just ahead of San Jose, who I believe has a small stadium(?), and I think their averages were right around the capacity of the stadium, which would indicate to me theyre practically sold out every game? I have no idea, but if thats close to the truth, Columbus really has to do something quick. I think we just suffer from being too much of a college town. All attention revolves around Ohio State, and the two professional teams Columbus has, both dont attract much attention. I think maybe our sort of outdated bleacher stadium, albeit the first soccer specific stadium in the league, doesnt help, nor does its location. But those factors cant be the only things.

Just wondering if any of you more diehard fans have any opinion on what my teams doing wrong. Not gonna offend me. Im just a casual fan. I just wonder if theyll wind up moving our franchise to another city or something if they fail to perform (financially/popularity) in Columbus, and I would hate to lose our only top tier soccer.
I think it's because most Americans are not to fond of the sport, unless it's the Olympics or World Cup. I know people that love it, and others that claim it isn't a real sport(oh yeah, but NASCAR is?). Personally, I love it and am a New England Revolution fan even though they stink. Hell, I'm even a Boston Breakers supporter in women's soccer!

Someday, I hope many Americans will like this sport and watch it religiously.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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Rochester NY is a sleeper, as they support these teams: rhinossoccer.com: Home

Women's Professional Soccer :: Women's Professional Soccer :: Western New York

Official Website of the Rochester Lancers Professional Indoor Soccer Team
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