What United States Must Do to Push Soccer into Main Stream

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What United States Must Do to Push Soccer into Main Stream
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Major League Soccer has 19 teams and over 437 professional soccer players in America. Yet the sport hasn't reached the popularity of the NHL, NBA and NFL. Even baseball (MLB) is prioritized on television and sports coverage over soccer.

Although David Beckham and Thierry Henry have made LA Galaxy and NY Red Bulls into household names, their rivalry is still overshadowed by the Super Bowl, baseball playoffs and the NBA drafts. 

The US men's soccer team has played in every single World Cup since 2002 and even hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Yet the stadiums aren't packed, seats remain empty and stories aren't covered. 

This list will take a look at the changes that can be made in order to push soccer into main stream in the US. 

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