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Which Soccer Leagues Are Favorites Among Americans? These Findings May Surprise You

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In a recent EPL Talk survey, we asked readers to rank their favorite soccer leagues that they watch or follow. We listed a choice of 18different leagues from around the world — everything from US domestic leagues such as MLS, NASL and USL to foreign leagues including the Turkish Super League, Premier League, Mexican Primera Division and all of the major leagues from around the world.

More than 300 soccer fans from around the United States, and some from overseas voted.

We asked readers to rank their favorites in order from most favorite/watched to least. None of the answers were mandatory, so we ended up with two data sets. The first, as you’ll see below, is the cumulative number of votes for each league. The second ranking below is based on the average ranking position.

Here are the most favorite soccer leagues watched and/or followed by Americans (well, mostly Americans) who answered the survey on EPL Talk:

  1. English Premier League, 300 votes
  2. La Liga, 280 votes
  3. MLS, 256 votes
  4. Serie A, 250 votes
  5. Bundesliga,242 votes
  6. nPower Championship, 208 votes
  7. Ligue Un, 159 votes
  8. Scottish Premier League, 154 votes
  9. Eredivisie, 151 votes
  10. League One, 132 votes
  11. Mexican Primera Division, 131 votes
  12. League Two, 117 votes
  13. Argentina Primera Division, 117 votes
  14. Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, 114 votes
  15. Australia A-League, 111 votes
  16. USL, 103 votes
  17. NASL, 100 votes
  18. Turkish Super League, 99 votes
And here are the average ranking positions for each of the leagues (from highest to lowest):
  1. Premier League, 1.23 average rank
  2. La Liga, 3.52 average
  3. MLS, 4.39 average
  4. Bundesliga, 4.46 average
  5. Serie A, 4.49 average
  6. nPower Championship, 5.19 average
  7. Ligue Un, 7.84 average
  8. Scottish Premier League, 7.87 average
  9. Eredivisie, 8.19
  10. League One, 8.93
  11. League Two, 10.12
  12. Mexican Primera Division, 10.34
  13. Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, 11.25
  14. Argentina Primera Division, 11.64
  15. Australia A-League, 11.82
  16. USL, 11.87
  17. NASL, 11.88
  18. Turkish Super League, 13.42
Any surprises? What are your thoughts regarding the results and do they match up with the leagues that you watch or follow the most? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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