It has been a long time coming, but thanks in part to girls’ soccer and mothers preferring their sons to play the game we call football – rather than the extremely dangerous American version which requires you to try and hurt your opponent – soccer as our American cousins call it has finally taken off in a big way.
Gone are the days when Premier League stars were able to walk down American streets as virtual unknowns, with American television giant NBC negotiating a six-year deal with the Premier League to broadcast every single match to the English league’s fan base across the pond.
What is surprising though is that the most watched team in the U.S.A. is Louis van Gaal’s boring, boring, Man United, which if anything can only have a negative effect on their view of the game.
Truthfully though, football is becoming huge in America, and despite the Red Devils’ possession based game being awful to watch, an average of 663,333 viewers tune in to watch the team play each weekend.
Arsenal by contrast, a team of attack-minded stars that play attractive football, only manage to finish 6th in the table, with 508,714 fans tuning in to watch the Gunners play.
Perhaps it’s time for Arsenal to take their summer tour to North America just like Manchester United and Chelsea did this year. Plus with both Liverpool (Dunkin’ Donuts) and Manchester United (Chevrolet) having big American sponsors, you would think a club owned by the Wal-Mart King (Stan Kroenke) might be able to pull a string or two.
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— Tottenham Hotspur US (@Spurs_US) December 14, 2015