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Tag Archives: U.S. sports fans

Why the US is a Lock to Host the 2022 World Cup (or Maybe 2018)

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There is some real drama about which European country will host the next World Cup.  Both England and Russia have submitted solid bids, and FIFA is going to have to think very deeply about which country will get to host … Continue reading

Landon – This Saturday is Why You Went to Everton

Posted on by Eric Altshule

On Saturday morning, Landon Donovan will board a bus at Goodison Park, the stadium at the top of the photo amid all the working class houses, and travel about a mile to Anfield, the stadium at the bottom of the … Continue reading

Having MLS Stars Go to Europe is Great for US Soccer … and Good for the MLS

Posted on by Eric Altshule

As Landon Donovan settles into the Everton, Michael Bradley becomes even more a fixture at the Bundesliga, and Stuart Holden and Ricardo Clark leave the US and take big career risks to fight for a position on European teams, many … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on the US Win

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Some random thoughts on the US win and the upcoming game against Costa Rica The Greatest US Win I Have Never Seen.   A lot has already been said about how absurd it was that this game was not broadcast to … Continue reading

MLS: Who Cares?

Posted on by Peter C

MLS in the US – Who Cares? As I was finishing writing this post, I read Kartik’s post on “Invisible MLS” and thought the timing couldn’t be better. Here’s my recent experience … I’ve just returned from a trip across … Continue reading

Who is the target demo for MLS?

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Who is the real target demographic of professional soccer in the U.S.? Is it Soccer Moms?  Is it Soccer players?  Is it Latino people? Sure, Soccer Moms, Latinos and Soccer players make up some of the peripheral targets, but who makes up the … Continue reading

USL Marks Another Milestone

Posted on by Mitch Howard

With the release of the United Soccer Leagues 2009 D1 schedule and accompanying Fox Soccer Channel tv schedule, USL shows once again that MLS is not the only game in town.  USL proves again that it carries a lot of weight when it comes to … Continue reading

Time for MLS and ESPN to Make Changes Together

Posted on by Mitch Howard

In early August of 2006, it was announced that ESPN had paid for the rights to broadcast MLS.  At the announcement, officials from both sides agreed that ESPN would brand MLS with all the glory that its broadcasting style conveys to U.S. sports … Continue reading

Americanizing Soccer for the U.S. Sports Fan pt. 4

Posted on by Mitch Howard

The most popular reason that U.S. sports fans give for not watching soccer is its lack of scoring.  In order to attract more fans, a professional soccer league in the U.S. must, above all things, try to create more offense.  Though many … Continue reading

Americanizing Soccer for the U.S. Sports Fan pt. 3

Posted on by Mitch Howard

The recent match between the U.S. and Cuba battling for a spot to the 2010 World Cup was a prime example of why soccer must revise its rule involving red-cards.  Expulsion from the game for a heinous foul is not … Continue reading

Americanizing Soccer for the U.S. Sports Fan pt. 1

Posted on by Mitch Howard

In order for Soccer to find the success it seeks in the U.S., it must make changes to the traditional rules without changing the integrity of the sport.  Soccer can be that viable alternative for sports fans in the U.S. … Continue reading