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Old 03-09-2013, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, Va
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Why most sports fans (non soccer fans) in the US hate the MLS and hate the MLS supporter groups? I think the supporter groups if they support all city teams will improve results, create atmosphere and of course increase ticket sales.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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People who aren't soccer fans don't care about MLS ticket sales or how the local team is doing.

Not everybody likes soccer. It's just that simple.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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Ignorance. Its one thing not to take an interest in the sport(which is fine), but its another thing to slate the sport and hate it because you don't have an interest in it.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Not everybody likes sports where guys don't wear tights and helmets
Were OK with that.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Why most sports fans (non soccer fans) in the US hate the MLS and hate the MLS supporter groups? I think the supporter groups if they support all city teams will improve results, create atmosphere and of course increase ticket sales.
Saying most sports fans hate MLS is a bit of hyperbole. A more exact statement would be that a majority of sports fans are not interested in soccer. Most definitely do not HATE it. That may have been accurate 20 years ago but that is fading. I have bought tickets for several soccer bashers over the years and 5 of them are not only soccer fans but actually have season tickets now.

It's a cultural thing. Football and baseball have been the countries main sports for over 100 years. Football grew through the development of college football programs and college sports is huge here. Baseball just became the country's summer pasttime.

As MLS has grown, there have become more fans. It is more acceptable to be a soccer fan now. Also, sports fandom is a generational thing. As the original fans of MLS have kids and those kids grow to be sports fans, the fandom will be handed down generation by generation and the sport will grow from there.

In my household, being a soccer fan is normal and being an SKC fan is about as important as being a Chiefs fan in the average KC household. It will take more generations of that development for it to grow.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Ohio
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need to start getting better talent (in there prime, not when they come to the league for a retirement package) before i will start watching MLS
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:20 AM
 
Location: yeah
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need to start getting better talent (in there prime, not when they come to the league for a retirement package) before i will start watching MLS
Your half-hearted analysis of the league is about 10 years old.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Ohio
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Your half-hearted analysis of the league is about 10 years old.

oh really, name me all these talents who are under 27
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: yeah
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Name MLS players to a guy that thinks any talent must come from other countries? Sounds like a debate that will go somewhere.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Ohio
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Name MLS players to a guy that thinks any talent must come from other countries? Sounds like a debate that will go somewhere.

okay, well then who are these American players that are so talented?

i sure dont see any when i watch the national team play
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