• Nick

    last sunday, FOX dropped coverage of their usual 4:00 PM NFL game and showed a soccer game instead: the EPL’s highly anticipated Liverpool vs Chelsea match. The Scousers won 2-1 on a dramatic late goal by their defender Glen Johnson.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/11/23/liverpool-chelsea-is-fox%E2%80%99s-most-watched-english-premier-league-match/111712/

    Soccer is growing more and more popular in the US. If the author of this piece lives anywhere near New York City, he will know that the NY SPURS are one of America’s most active soccer fanclubs. I saw them deafen the whole stadium when Thierry Henry (ex-Arsenal superstar and a favorite boo-boy of Spurs fans) made his debut for the New York Red Bulls against Tottenham last summer in a friendly.

  • Nick

    And for a take on the surprising differences between EPL and NFL finances see: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2011/1/24/league-teams-football-team/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joss-Horslen/100000033219679 Joss Horslen

    This is a brilliant site, my name is Joss and I live in Seattle Washington but I was born in Sheffield. I am one of the biggest Liverpool fans out there and I do this from my home in Washington State. Football/Soccer is growing at an ever increasing rate here in the states. Since the Seattle Sounders formed in late 2008 the sport has exploded here is Seattle with sell out crowds of over 36,000 tickets sold on average per game. The sport is still in its infancy here in that the players do not have the ability or the financial incentive that they have back home, but the MLS has to start somewhere. The regulations placed on the game here are a bit frustrating as in wage caps/designated players etc. but I suppose regulations must be imposed so that the MLS does not collapse like the old North American league. Anyway great information on here and I will look forward to following this site from now on.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Joss for the thumbs up! And for the info on soccer in Seattle. Have a look at the other sports pieces on the site. And if there are any international sports stories you think are crying out to be covered let us know. But have to ask – what about Sheffield Wednesday?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joss-Horslen/100000033219679 Joss Horslen

    Hi, Joss again.
    I was just thinking about it and the stories that people have been really taking to recently on the “football front” involve transfers, rumors, the racism scandals, how to stop Barcelona and other major controversies. I think that those types of stories are something that would also add another side to this website.
    I still think the site is great!