Monday, June 28, 2010

American kids are flocking to the biggest and richest sport in the world

The next generation of America's soccer stars have begun hitting the field, as more and more kids are signing up for summer soccer camps.

The United States has more official soccer players than any other nation in the world - almost 18 million. No other sport crosses so many cultural boundaries, and it no surprise that it is the fastest growing team sport in the United States.

Soccer the world’s richest sport. It also has the largest contingent of diehard fans, players and professional leagues in the world’s largest economy, Europe.

The English Premier League and the Champions League are the most popular football leagues, with the matches shown live to half a billion people in 202 countries.

Manchester United is the richest club in the world with a valuation of $1.87 billion.

The FIFA World Cup is the largest and most lucrative sporting event in the world.

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