The Ever-Growing Fandom Of Soccer Across The United States
It seems like soccer has been known as the most popular sport in the world forever, yet it’s a sport that gets little love within the states. That assumption has continued to change at a rapid pace as. more and more people in the United States have begun to take interest in their cities’ soccer clubs. There is arguably no better way for soccer to reach the masses than for perhaps the best team in the league to reign from Hollywood. The LAFC has been dominant all season, thanks in large part to Carlos Vela who is on pace to break the single-season goal scoring record in the MLS. Other prominent teams such as the Philadelphia Union who sit atop the Eastern Conference rankings, and the Atlanta United, are all enjoying successful seasons in prominent sports cities across the U.S.
The fandom doesn’t stop at the teams. Specific players have captured the hearts of fans across America, drawing interest from local and distant fans alike. Players such as Harrison Afful, the fullback for the Columbus Crew SC, reigning MLS defender of the year Aaron Long, and record-breaking scorer Josef Martinez, all bring a certain flair and excitement to the sport. Martinez in particular has set the league by storm, as the 27-year old is currently riding a ten-game consecutive goal streak, a new MLS record. With the growing popularity of soccer in the US, soccer betting numbers are at an all-time high. Numerous sportsbooks are offering tons of exceptional bonuses and promotions for wagers placed on soccer as the MLS Cup quickly approaches.