There is a viewpoint in much of the football-loving world that football (soccer) is not popular in the United States.
Much of the world thinks the people of the United States. are too busy following baseball, American football, and basketball, and that the beautiful game is basically ignored in the states.
I'm not here to tell you football (soccer) is the most popular sport in the U.S. It isn't. And, the fact is, it will probably, at least in the next 50 or so years, never be the most popular, like it is in so many other countries.
But I am here to tell you, it is very popular. More popular, in fact, than perhaps you would ever imagine. And I have some figures and statistics to back up my opinions.
Although it trails behind American football, baseball, and basketball, and is about as popular as hockey, this still translates into huge numbers of fans.
Here are a half dozen reasons I think soccer (football) in the U.S. is doing just fine, thank you....