The MLS Kicking The NHL
Some believe that soccer will become a major American sport and kick the NHL out of U.S. homes.
One thing that I try to do here at SportsAgentBlog.com – I Want to be a Sports Agent is talk about rising sports and items that may be classified as sports (video gaming) as possible arenas for future Sports Agents to make a successful living. As just mentioned, video gaming has been a huge topic. In addition, I have covered ultimate fighting, figure skating, and MLS soccer.
As anticipated, the import of David Beckham to America has at least generated at least 500% more buzz about the MLS (Major League Soccer) than at this time last year. The Sports Economist has written a couple of articles concerning this topic, which may encourage some people who are reading this blog to become agents in the MLS market.
I do not believe that soccer will ever be as big in America as baseball or football, but here is an article which gives a list of reasons why it has a chance. And 2 days ago, Victor Matheson wrote a piece suggesting that soccer has overtaken hockey as America’s final major professional sport [Step Aside, NHL]. As one commenter noted, soccer may be supplanting hockey because of the NHL’s decline rather than the rise of the MLS. Either way, soccer will continue to grow in America, especially if the superstar influx continues after Beckham’s arrival.