Audible Style | Soccer Will Be a Top 3 Sport in the US Thanks to the 2026 World Cup
Audible Style | Soccer Will Be a Top 3 Sport in the US Thanks to the 2026 World Cup

Audible Style | Soccer Will Be a Top 3 Sport in the US Thanks to the 2026 World Cup

This is an audible-style blog post on the rise of soccer in the United States. Welcome to the Sports Backdrop podcast. This episode focuses on the factors propelling soccer’s growing popularity in the US especially with the World Cup coming to North America in 2026!

Soccer will be a top 3 sport in the US because of the following:

Efficient Game Duration:

Accessibility and Affordability:

  • Exploring soccer’s low-cost entry point, requiring minimal equipment to play.
  • Addressing ongoing efforts to reduce expenses and create inclusive leagues, giving more children the opportunity to engage with the sport.

International Appeal:

Growing Media Coverage:

  • Discussing the increased television coverage of international leagues, such as the Premier League on NBC.
  • Explaining how easy access to top-tier soccer helps build interest and knowledge among American fans.

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This episode was produced by the team at KazCM

Main point: Soccer is the biggest sport in the world. We know that. However, soccer in the US typically falls outside of the top four sports: football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. That is changing fast. Add in the World Cup in 2026 and we have a recipe for soccer becoming a top 3 sport in the US. It will go: football, basketball, soccer…wait for it…