Problems With Soccer in America
America, let’s talk soccer!
The sport that everyone loves to dump on continues to chug along, and one day it will be huge in America. If you think you've heard that before, it's because you have—for at least the last 40 years. But the top professional league for the U.S. and Canada (Major League Soccer) has 20 teams, is averaging 21,000 fans per game, and has ESPN and FS1 as broadcast partners. Things are falling into place.
On the national team front, the U.S. women's team had an embarrassing finish at the Rio Olympics while the men’s team has just been an embarrassment.
A recap of the most pressing issues facing the sport in America:
(Compiled by Ben Krimmel)