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12-27-2012, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by VinnyC View Post
In the soccer world the MLS is still very much a second/third rate league. It won't sniff the other four (NHL being the closest) so long as every soccer fan would rather watch European matchups.

It will need a few decades to build a fanbase that dedicate themselves primarily to their local franchises instead of those abroad. At this point, fans are very price sensitive and if you try to push the prices too much then they'll just go back to watching more EPL or Serie A at home. And so long as the MLS can't draw revenues like the NHL (at the least) they aren't going to be a league that people actually care about.
so is the NHL. not sure if MLS will surpass the NHL, but there is no way the NHL should be group with the big 3.

the NHL is definitely closer to MLS than MLB, NBA, and NFL.

the NHL is closer to WWE and or comedy central...

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