MLS is becoming kinda legit now. They are selling players and making money! I have mocked MLS before but I will prolly start watching some matches now.
Don't Look Now, but Major League Soccer May Be the Best Story in American Sports (and Sports Business)
Steady growth in attendance, viewers, and franchise values could make MLS the quintessential sport for entrepreneurs.
Yep, 70,000-plus fans went to see the MLS All Stars play Juventus, last season's Serie A champions -- even though the Italian side didn't include global superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain.
A night like that may come as a surprise to you, especially if you've long grown tired of hearing that soccer is "the sport of the future." But it shouldn't.
A recent Gallup poll shows soccer ranks second in popularity only to football among the coveted 18-34 demographic. Average 2017 MLS attendance was over 22,000, third behind the NFL and major league baseball. Atlanta United FC, owned by Home Depot co-founder and Falcons owner Arthur Blank,