Most Popular Soccer Teams in the USA
By Space Coast Daily // February 15, 2020
Soccer is by far the most popular sport in the world, drawing a massive following in all four corners of the globe. It does not only provide entertainment for the fans, it has been used as a unifying factor in a number of ways.
When someone said soccer was a language, it may not have been understood then, but from what has been happening around the world is a justification to those sentiments.
In the USA, it took time before establishing itself like it has in other parts of the world. But when it did, it became quite something, and now it is the fastest growing sport in the region.
Celebrated football icon David Beckham recently launched his soccer merchandise named Inter Miami, which is set to feature in Major League Soccer in a few years. But before then, we look at the most popular soccer teams in the USA at the moment.
#1. Seattle Sounders
Based in Seattle, Washington, the Sounders is the current leader of the US top tier MLS, and favorite with Betway88 to win it this year. Home matches are played at the 41000-seater Century Link Field at the center of Seattle. Fans can bet on all MLS matches at Betway soccer bets, featuring other matches drawn from other divisions.
#2. Sporting Kansas City
Founded in 1995, Kansas City is enrolled as a full time member of the MLS, and is currently managed by Peter Varmes. Kansas City previously spent about ten years in the Eastern Conference before returning with the name Kansas City Wiz, playing at the Children’s Mercy Park.
#3. L.A Galaxy
L.A Galaxy was among the first eight entries into the MLS after its founding in 1994. It would not play until 1996 when the first match took place at the 27000-capacity StubHub Center in California. L.A Galaxy is a five-time holder of the MLS title, which easily makes it one of the most popular entities in US soccer.
#4. Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake is not among the oldest clubs in the USA, but it is slowly making an impact. Nicknamed Claret and Cobait, it plays home matches at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Saly Lake City, and is currently owned by Del Loy Hansen, who took the mantle from the previous owners who were awarded for their role in the expansion of MLS.
Founded in 1995 as Dallas Burn, the club joined the MLS in 1996, playing its home matches in Frisco, Texas. It is owned by Clark Hunt, and currently managed by the legendary Oscar Parejo. Among the soccer fans, it is known by the nickname Toros Hoops Burn.
US soccer is slowly coming out of the doldrums after big brands continue to show interest in the sport through massive sponsorship deals.
The import of big names in the sport has also played a significant role, for instance, the L.A Galaxy benefitted massively when English superstar David Beckham signed with them.
Other big names have since followed suit. Remember you can bet on all MLS matches with Betway88 throughout the season.
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