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Do many Americans prefer European football to American football?

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  • 1 month ago

    Soccer in the US will never come close to the popularity of the NFL, or even college football for that matter. Soccer even lags far behind MLB, the NBA, and the NHL.

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  • 1 month ago

    It will take time for them to fully come to terms with the awful truth that what was called football by liars is a version of rugby.The excuse to call it football was to call a rugby thing,which isn't even a ball,a football!However,plastic rugby men in tights will indeed end up down the super duper toilet bowl.

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  • 1 month ago

    I am english and prefer the NFL to soccer.

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  • 1 month ago

    Soccer (which is what we call it to distinguish it from NFL style football) is growing in popularity here in the US.  But don't fool yourself, the number of people who prefer it to NFL style football are few and far between and most of them have a background that explains it (like being an immigrant or having played it at a high level or something).  The simplest measure is to look at TV revenue.  The NFL made 7.2 billion last year in TV revenue.  MLS made 90 million.

    Soccer as a spectator sport is not very popular except for the World Cup....which is not ENTIRELY about nationalism as many Americans will watch World Cup nowadays even after the USA has been eliminated.  But nobody is watching our regular seasonal soccer leagues in this country.  The Big Four team sports, plus a couple other things like golf and NASCAR, really dominate the sports calendar such that soccer in the US is having a really hard time breaking into that crowded calendar.  Hockey, the poor man among those Big Four, made 600 million in TV revenue.  So MLS made about 15% of what the smallest of the Big Four sports made.

    • Lee
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      1 month agoReport

      Tennis is also popular in the US

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  • 1 month ago

    "many"  Sure. I know many personally.

    MLS' average attendance in 2019 was ranked 3rd for all major sports.  Both Atlanta and Seattle sell out NFL stadiums multiple times a season.2019 Ave AttendanceNFL:  66kMLB:  28kMLS:  21kNBA:  18kNHL:  17kBaseball is honestly just pathetic given it's supposed to be a national past time.  It would be worth looking up the numbers against stadium/arena capacities as the NBA/NHL are obviously not playing is as large of places.PS:  I fully expect the all knowing NFL crowd in this section to down vote this.  Facts are not their strong point.

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    • D.E.B.S.
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      1 month agoReport

      To an extent, yes, that's probably true.  NFL is clearly the winner here.  And while I don't like saying it, that MLS $90m is for MLS and the Men's and Women's National Teams. Considering MLS is only 25 years old though, the fact it's being talked about with MLB/NHL is impressive.

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  • 1 month ago

    AMERICANS DON'T CARE FOR SPORTS WHERE THE SCORE ENDS UP IN A SCORELESS TIE

    • D.E.B.S.
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      1 month agoReport

      Thank you for proving the rule that the louder you yell the more ignorant you are about the subject.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Not many. Most immigrants from Europe, Asia and Latin America because they either grew up playing soccer or their parents did, so they like that sport more than American football.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There are less Americans that watch European football than there are Europeans that watch American football.

    • Zapata
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      1 month agoReport

      And yet there are more Americans who actually play European football than there are Europeans who play American football. 

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  • 1 month ago

    No!! Need 15 though.

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  • 1 month ago

    Americans do not watch soccer. The Super Bowl is the most watched event in America every year. 

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    • Lee
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      1 month agoReport

      Zapata- I remember people saying  in 1994, when the US hosted the world cup, that soccer was going to be big in the US in 20 years, well that was 26 years ago and while yes it is bigger, it's still nowhere close to the NFL or the NBA

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