Bet on Major League Soccer? Sure! Why the hell not? I bet on everything else. I bet the NFL and college football. I bet on the NBA and college hoops. I bet on baseball, MMA and European Football. Why not bet on American Soccer? I can’t think of a single reason not to.
So the MLS season starts in a few days. I think the first game in on March 10th, so I have a little less than two weeks to learn as much as I can about the United States’ version of the most beautiful game. First off, I think all their best players come from European teams. David Beckham and Thierry Henry certainly did. I guess Landon Donovan was home grown, but he’s probably the only star who was.
What’s that you know of another? Well please put that guy’s name in the comments!
Seriously. I know next to nothing about this league, but I’m planning on betting it starting next week. You might ask why I would do a thing like that. Easy! It’s because I love the action, and I’m starting to hate basketball.
Really, what is there to watch on TV this time of year? Basketball and Hockey. That’s about it. Maybe there will be a NASCAR race or golf tournament every now and then, but when you want real sports, there isn’t much of an option.
I’ve actually been filing my sports need by watching the English Premier League, and I love it. Soccer is such an interesting game, and it’s watched and bet heavily in the rest of the world. Why should the US be any different?
Right. How is soccer the most heavily bet sport in Europe, Africa and South America, but not in the United States? I think the popularity of football here has a lot to do with it, but after football, there is a big drop off to the next most popular sport baseball.
It seems like soccer should be more popular, and I think it will be soon. Almost everyone grows up playing soccer. It’s the first sport that most little kids play, and that should carry into people audit lives.
Not to mention that Major League Soccer in the United States is fairly young. I think it’s less than 20 years old. So almost no one has grown up watching it… yet. I truly believe that this sport is gaining popularity and that it will continue to increase its fan base. The sky is the limit for the MLS, and it will not be looked at as a second rate sport in 10 or 20 years. Because it’s not.