News: Recent polls and stats on soccer popularity in the USA

Discussion in 'Soccer in the USA' started by Brasitusa, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    LOL, I was just putting that out at the same time as you.
     
  2. Tom Ado

    Tom Ado Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    #652 Tom Ado, Aug 30, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2019
    I know that the end of summer/start of fall is when the NFHS usually posts these numbers, so I had been waiting for weeks for the release just so I can post it here :laugh:. Definitely interesting to see boys' soccer holding steady while participation for the three major team sports took a dip over the past year (football's drop is not surprising, but basketball's came as a shock).
     
  3. Terrier1966

    Terrier1966 Member

    Nov 19, 2016
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Basketball would seem to have fewer other sports taking players away...could AAU be reducing HS participation that much?
     
  4. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I added football and basketball. To make the trends clearer I put the football axis on the right.

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  6. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Going back further...

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  7. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is 1985/86 to 2018/19 adjusted for estimated US population.

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    Soccer +71%
    Baseball -11%
    Basketball -22%
    Football -24%
     
  9. blacksun

    blacksun Member+

    Mar 30, 2006
    Seoul, Korea
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Using the overall US population over-adjusts the numbers. While the total US population has increased about 37% since 1986, high school enrollment has only increased about 22%.
     
  10. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since 1990 then.

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    Football -21.1% 743,000
    Basketball -22.1% 401,786
    Baseball -14.4% 358,671
    Soccer +49.4% 341,090
     
  11. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  13. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  14. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow!
     
  15. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    I've had this running theory about which MLS stadium would be the first to basically price the working class out of the arena (ie a regular season game has like a $75 get-in price). For a while I thought that if NYCFC had built a stadium where they wanted to in the Bronx, they might have been it. But now I'm thinking it's probably going to be LAFC. A couple more championship-contending seasons along with the league's continued growth and they could get there.
     
  16. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But they're committed to including the local latino community.
     
  17. Kejsare

    Kejsare Member+

    Mar 10, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who says there aren't rich Latinos, especially in LA?
     
  18. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm curious what the ratings for the MLS playoffs are going to be. There have been some good games.
     
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  19. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Correct!
    The league now at 24 years old, and specifically this season's playoffs games, have the ability to stand on their own and shine when put up against any other league's product. The quality on display just needs more promotion from MLS HQ. Certainly promote what the rest of the planet has known for generations, the importance of your local soccer team! When the civic pride corner is turned for Americans that enjoy sports, then MLS and these matches that have become so competitive will really hook new fans and endear other existing fans to their local MLS club.
     
  20. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  21. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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