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Soccer Catches Up!

first_imgIf you have ever passed Gillespie Park on a weekend, you know that soccer is very popular with our younger Americans.  What you might not know is how fast soccer is growing at the professional level in the United States.Pro soccer was born in the United States in 1996.  Let us now compare this with the other pro sport leagues which have been around much longer.  According to the Indy Star, there are 32 teams in the NFL and 30 teams in the NBA, MLB, and NHL.  In just 20 years Major League Soccer has grown to 20 teams and they are still growing.  They plan to have 28 teams by the year 2020.We don’t have to go far to find professional soccer, because FC Cincy is now one of the highest drawing minor league soccer teams right here in Cincinnati.  The World’s game that other countries call football is now truly a World game.last_img read more

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