Prior to the 1994 FIFA World Cup, the United States was pretty much a soccer backwater with a few cities enjoying bit of competition through the NASL and other minor pro leagues. In the wake of the World Cup, which smashed attendance records, Major League Soccer was launched, eventually becoming one of the fastest growing pro leagues in the world. Since then, these ten cities in the United States have become the best locales for American soccer fanatics.
The Ten Best American Soccer Cities
Betting On The Best Soccer Cities In The U.S.
The rise of the MLS has doubtlessly created a fanbase within the United States that will fuel the long term stability of the sport within the country. In addition to exciting club soccer featuring international stars, Americans now enjoy a pair of national soccer teams that consistently make waves during FIFA competitions.
The popularity of American soccer corresponds to a rise in wagering, with fans placing bets on their favourite teams. Considering that moneyline odds are calculated according to the size of betting pools, you’ll sometimes find good value when betting against teams with huge, overconfident followings.
“Homerism” is a sports betting phenomenon in which fans are unable to separate their feelings from reality when wagering for their home team. On a large scale, this can shift odds in slightly in your favour, as teams with smaller fan bases generally produce smaller betting pools.
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We discuss the top chances in this year's race to become the 2018 MLS Cup champions, and take a look at the latest odds and betting lines.
Nothing went to plan for Toronto FC in their home match against Guadalajara in the CONCACAF Champions League final first leg, and they have it all to do if they are to become the first MLS team to claim the trophy. Mexican teams have won every trophy since the tournament was rebranded in 2008/09, and the Reds will need to score at least twice to have any chance of bucking the trend.
Toronto FC managed to win every single domestic trophy in 2017, and they now find themselves within touching distance of their first continental prize, the CONCACAF Champions League title. Starting as one of sixteen aspiring teams, only Mexican side Guadalajara Chivas now stands between the Canadian club and what would be an unprecedented quadruple crown. Can they win a trophy that no MLS club has ever managed to win?
22 of the 23 teams in the MLS will be in action this weekend, and it all kicks off on Friday night as Toronto FC host Real Salt Lake. Neither side have started their campaigns on the right foot, and will be looking to shift the momentum on what is set to be a crisp night in Toronto. We take a look at both sides and provide our tips and prediction.
The 2018 MLS season is underway, and we've got a very early 401 Derby to look forward to this Saturday. While most sports fans' attention will be on the big clash in the NHL between the Canadiens and Leafs on Saturday night, The 3pm kickoff in Montreal between the Impact and Toronto FC ensures the rivalry round lasts all afternoon and into the night.