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- MLS avg attendance in 2013 (which has since risen in 2014): 18,733
- NHL avg attendance in 2013: 17,455
- NBA avg attendance in 2013: 17,273
- 2014 World Cup TV viewing ratings were higher than NBA, NHL, and MLB chapmionship series (only NFL Super Bowl was higher)
- MLS has fastest growing fan base in US - all pro sports
- MLS is the fastest expanding sport in the US. Many cities are fighting over who will get the next several expansion teams.
- Soccer TV contracts in the US are exploding (OK, started small, so much room to grow, but still).
|1 week 6 days ago||Can you imagine how positive||
Can you imagine how positive it would be for a team to have a player like Hatch in their program? It would build such solid work ethic, team work, true support for one another, and that abilty to move outside of oneselves and see the bigger picture. This is great for the team.
Yeah, as mentioned above, when Hatch one day drains his first shot, it will be lengendary. I hope I'm in the stadium when that happens.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You're right. This uniforms||
You're right. This uniforms are the best alternates I've seen, IMO.
The fan jersey with the longer sleeves looked pretty horrible to me, but the full uni, on a player, looks great. With the blue pants, the shiney but dark stripes on the shoulders really pops. These look awesome and intimidating.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||There are many ways to argue||
There are many ways to argue against this opinion. Anything that relates to the historical popularity of soccer in the US might be your only point, and thus the tradition making it a major sport here doesn't yet exist. But I think that would be a wrong arguement.
It's a major sport in basically every category that measures fan/viewership. Where is falls behind the others is (American born) non-sports fans awareness of the sport b/c it has a much shorter history. And the 2014 World Cup might have tipped the scale on that as well.
Accept it. The sport is here for good now.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Would love to see USMNT posts||
Would love to see USMNT posts on occassion between World Cups.
Would VERY much love it.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||out U23 team should be real||
out U23 team should be real exciting to watch. I can't wait to see them play.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Attacking midfield is where||
Attacking midfield is where our young talent looks dreamy. You would hope we'll find appropriate places to put a few of these guys, with only one true CAM. Could others find a place on USMNT at LM or RM? Julian Green has one of those positions locked up, you would hope. If we go 4-3-3, you wonder if LW or RW would become possible.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Don't wait four years! Give||
Don't wait four years! Give us one front page post when USMNT plays important friendlies, qualifying matches, and other tournaments. It'll be one post per month on average. YES!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I'm hoping that we'll see||
I'm hoping that we'll see more USMNT material on MGoBlog. No, we don't want this to become a soccer blog, but when the USMNT plays - not just the World Cup -it would be great to have an article. I think there are enough fans that this would be wise.
Built on this, Brian!
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This picture is full of win!||
This picture is full of win! Fantastic and thanks for sharing.
While I felt a little bad for JMo not being drafted, I look at that picture and am amazed by his good fortune - which he *earned*
Anyone know what the bottom right hat is?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||That was my very first||
That was my very first thought. Why put stickers on the Buckeye helmet? They have to be "earned" and are not on every helmet. Why embrace it on our poster?
... God, I must have issues.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||near 100% he would go in the||
near 100% he would go in the first next year. too bad.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||2nd round NBA picks are||
2nd round NBA picks are soooooo not satisfying. Even if they look good, we know there is little chance that they will end up making an impact. Here's hoping for the best, Dinwiddie!
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Things could have been||
Things could have been different. In my dream DETROIT scenario:
PG - Trey Burke
SG - Stauskas
SF (not starting yet) - GRIII
PF - Monroe/Josh Smith, make a miracle trade with the other
C - Drummond.
The crazy thing is that these all could have been very close to happening, and if Det would have drafted Trey Burke last year, as must of us were begging/assuming, the SG and SF picks would be natural next picks.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I was really hopeful for Turn||
I was really hopeful for Turn - so hard to find any American Revolution period entertainment, let alone a quality series. I think it started off quite strong but went downhill even faster. I gave up on it two weeks ago. Too much drama, over-the-top characters, and not enough about, you know, the revolution and the historical period.
I might watch the rest of the season at some point and do still withhold my final judgement. Sort of.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Nice national anthem. Those||
Nice national anthem. Those crazy soccer fans...
Best stream anyone?
This is what I have http://goatd.net/84365/watch-usa-vs-turkey
|12 weeks 6 days ago||come on, man. I know this is||
come on, man. I know this is just a highlight video, but the man-boy looked incredible!
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Audio on automatic play is a||
Audio on automatic play is a *turruble* thing to put on the home page of MGoBlog. I've been caught so many times at work going to the sight b/c of this.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Technically, the "title says||
Technically, the "title says it all" only applies if it written in the body of the OP, not as the title.
Damn, what's with this board?
In other news.....
|13 weeks 53 min ago||That's what I wanted to||
That's what I wanted to say.... but I couldn't well have put that in my OP, now could I?
Such a conundrum.
|13 weeks 55 min ago||(No subject)||
|13 weeks 58 min ago||True. Unless the title||
True. Unless the title doesn't say it all. Or unless you want to repeat information twice.
Unless you like repeating it twice. Or if "all" isn't what the title actually includes. True.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||So you're saying...||
So you're saying...
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Happiness||
White Russian variant with
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Zero||
Zero % chance and while I appreciate your optimism, you are making yourself sound foolish.
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||you're right. good for the||
you're right. good for the Michigan heart. We'll timed. Thanks OP!
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Great article and very||
Great article and very true.
Last year watching Burke, I thought that he might be the player I enjoyed watching most since Rice and/or Jalen Rose. Then this year watching Stauskas, I realized it was more fun watching him (play well) than any player I've ever watched. I'm not young and that's a whole lot of years watching basketball.
Stauskas did some incredible things. Unlike most players who are incredible and incredibly fun to watch, however, many of Stauskas things were jump shots. That is rare. In the NBA, only Stephen Curry plays/reminds me of how Stauskas creates his own jump shot. Not saying Stauskas will rise to that (almost MVP level), but I've been saying his ceiling is very high because he has that rare ability to create his own jump shot. That is a rarity. Great, great article, Ace.
Also, do we get one video/gif dedicated to Stauskas and one for GRIII?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||This is one of the more||
This is one of the more interesting videos I've seen - the talking, theme, stretch of Bielien's career here. Liked it all very much. Just wish it had higher quality clips (or was created/uploaded with higher quality).
Don't make this your last video. I want to see more!
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Horford might well play at an||
Horford might well play at an Ivy League school next year - and play hugh minutes and be a major part of the team. I could see him playing professional ball overseas for several years for sure. Here in Korea, he would be very successful, for example. I could see him wanting to do that, jumping from country to country for awhile until he settled down into his long-term profession. Maybe a tranfer would provide a better chance at this than playing 2nd string again.
Still... HE WAS OUR CAPTAIN last year. Very strange indeed.
Good luck Horford (hope to see you here in Korea)
|19 weeks 6 days ago||A completely unnecessary and frankly uninspiring double post.||
A completely unnecessary and frankly uninspiring double post.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||They got me right... and I've||
They got me right... and I've lived in Korea for more than a decade.