Swings and roundabouts dude your clubs time will come.
The USA's draw with Portugal was the most-watched football match ever in the United States, with 24.7 million people tuning in - more than for the NBA finals.
Did you know that the only report that says that is put out by the MLS and the numbers are disputed and only based on per game attendance not season attendance
National Football League (67,604)
Major League Baseball (30,514)
Canadian Football League (28,193)
Major League Soccer (18,807)
National Hockey League (17,455)
National Basketball Association (17,274)
Both the NBA and NHL have franchises teetering on default. Funny, though, how you changed from "people dont care" to "they arent payed as much".
Not only that, but the MLS loses money and pays their players a pittance compared to the NBA and NHL.
And today? Ten of the league’s 19 teams are making a profit (in terms of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization). The Sounders are now the league’s most valuable franchise at $175 million, a massive 483% increase over its 2009 sale price. And in May of 2013 a new ownership group paid $100 million just as an expansion fee to start a team in New York City.
That demand should be little surprise given the league’s recent success. In 2011, average MLS attendance hit 17,872 to surpass both the NBA and NHL, and it has since increased to 18,611 fans per game. More impressively, the average franchise is now worth $103 million, up more than 175% over the last five years. With five planned expansion teams and a new league TV deal on the way, there’s no reason to believe that growth is slowing anytime soon.
The average MLS salary for 2014 is $207,831 — up from last fall’s average of $165,066.
originally posted by: gortex
What happened England ?
I'm one of the seven people in the country watching a pointless game because it's the world cup and England are playing, but it's not England , it hasn't been England from the start of the championships , probably since the start of the millennium , it's been a pale shadow of the England that was.
2 losses and a draw , what a sorry bunch , what a sorry manager.
In truth I stopped supporting you a while ago but the world cup does funny things to a man and like a fool I let myself believe that you wouldn't do it to me again ... but you did with bells on.
Thanks again England but I'm now a Holland fan .... We're through