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USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #76
Sunday July 27, 2014 2:44pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Looks like there's a troll, a very poor one, but a troll nonetheless.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #77
Sunday July 27, 2014 2:53pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,034
Like I said before, it's laughable.

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #78
Sunday July 27, 2014 3:42pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 281
Original post from AmericanFootball

Hoe can you possibly say the MLS is growing if last year's final had the lowest amount of views in MLS history. It makes no sense to say the league is growing when the viewership numbers are to inconsistent. If there was a rise in viewership yearly then you can make a valid argument that the MLS is growing, but clearly there isn't.


I stop watching playoffs sometimes when my fav team it out. I think the Super Bowl is the only championship I always watch no matter what. Television viewership is not the only way to rate if a league is growing. How about game attendance for example. How about cities and businessmen lining up to get a franchise. That does not happen unless the league is growing.

AmericanFootball
Post #79
Sunday July 27, 2014 11:26pm

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 11
But to say that the MLS is going to surpass MLB and NHL within the next 5 years seems a bit far fetched.Personally I Don't think it will ever happen but that's my opinion. I understand the MLS in the USA is a league with potential, but until I see the T.V ratings increase then you can say the MLS can compete with the premier leagues in the USA. Most people that i know who are soccer fans watch the UEFA. MLS needs to also become a top league in the world for people to take an interest in it.

blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #80
Monday July 28, 2014 12:53am

Joined Sep 2012
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MLS will never pass up NBA, NHL, or MLB until they get better stadiums in better locations

MSantoine
Post #81
Monday July 28, 2014 2:17am

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from blaise213

MLS will never pass up NBA, NHL, or MLB until they get better stadiums in better locations


One could argue it's already caught up to nhl, or without going out on no limb say will pass it in 5 years. I don't think it will ever catch nba here. NBA is just behind football. It has the wow factor for instant gratification dunks, blocks, 3s and is the best league at marketing it's sport. Also it's the easiest sport to just go out an play any day any night anywhere in the country.

To me barring some massive government intervention (like preventing nfl players from using steroids or pain killers) nfl will always be number one here. NBA will always be two. But third place is up for grabs. MLB is slowly fading, even current mlb guys say it's boring. As one generation that grew up with mlb in the 60s-70s stops supporting mlb it will fade quickly as young adults don't watch and teens don't play. 5 years may be a stretch. I think 10 years is reasonable. I'd bet by 2022 World Cup mls is on par or above mlb.

blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #82
Monday July 28, 2014 2:34am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,403
MLB won't slow down if you get the Barry Bonds type of players back in the game. It also depends on the market. The SF Giants basically sell out every game because of the stadium allure and location...

If MLS wants to be a quality league, they need to take the David Beckham approach by looking for a downtown locations.

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #83
Monday July 28, 2014 3:38pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 281
Original post from AmericanFootball

But to say that the MLS is going to surpass MLB and NHL within the next 5 years seems a bit far fetched.Personally I Don't think it will ever happen but that's my opinion. I understand the MLS in the USA is a league with potential, but until I see the T.V ratings increase then you can say the MLS can compete with the premier leagues in the USA. Most people that i know who are soccer fans watch the UEFA. MLS needs to also become a top league in the world for people to take an interest in it.


MLS did recently get a huge new TV deal, TV ratings are on the rise.I think MSL will grow with more exposure. In 5 years NHL is possible, MLB is farther out but I do think it will happen. Todays youth do not have the patience for Baseball. People who were raised watching UFEA and EPL are often snobish about MLS, many will never watch. I have turned several of my friends onto soccer and we get together to watch the nats and MLS. The growth is happening.

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