Learn All About Professional Soccer in the United States and Across the Globe
Soccer is, almost undoubtedly, the most popular sport on the planet. Known as football in most other countries, soccer has a dedicated following from fans all around the world, including those from nations like Brazil, Iceland, and England. However, here in the United States, soccer is not nearly as popular as American football, baseball, or basketball. But with the recent success of the Women’s National Team, the Men’s National Team, and Major League Soccer (MLS) – America’s professional soccer league – the sport is gaining an impressive grassroots following.
There are plenty of great leagues and clubs around the globe as well, but sifting through which teams play where can be a major headache for many. To make it easier, here is a breakdown of some of the most popular soccer leagues in the world:
- Premier League – Founded in its current form in 1992, England’s professional soccer league contains 20 clubs with international titans like Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal among others. Many of the world’s best players compete in this league, and clubs battle all season for the EFL Cup.
- Primera Division – Also known as La Liga, Spain’s professional league features clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid, and boasts some of the globe’s biggest stars in Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).
- Serie A – The Italian professional league, Serie A was formed in 1929, and is one of the oldest professional soccer leagues in the world. Juventus, Internazionale, and AC Milan compete in the league, and are some of the most popular teams in the world. Teams compete for the Coppa Campioni d’Italia.
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