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Premier League and Liga MX the most searched for leagues in the United States

For soccer fans in the US the English and Mexican leagues have the biggest appeal, for now.

Premier League y Liga MX dominan en Estados Unidos

Soccer has enjoyed a huge boom in popularity in the United States in the past two decades. The sport is still some way from basketball, baseball and American football in terms of the nation’s favourite sports, but soccer fans are now making themselves heard.

This summer top sides from England, Italy and Spain will be making the trip across the Atlantic to play friendly matches in front of sold-out stadiums across the country. The biggest clubs in Europe are all trying to gain new supporters in the US and overseas leagues are consistently the most popular amongst American soccer fans.

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A new report shared online found that in the last 12 months the Premier League has been the most searched-for league in the United States. In 46 out of 50 states the English top flight captures more attention than any other soccer league, including the US’ own MLS.

In the remaining four states - California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas - Mexico’s Liga MX is ranked as the most searched-for league.

The Premier League is the most searched-for league in the United States.
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The Premier League is the most searched-for league in the United States. Reddit

Liga MX only behind the Premier League

While the Premier League dominates in terms of the most searched-for leagues, it would be wrong to assume that English football is all that American supporters are interested in. The following maps show the second and third-most searched for leagues in the US, with La Liga, MLS and Serie A also entering the picture.

The Premier League has long been the world’s most watched soccer competition but other leagues are expanding into new markets too. As the MLS continues to grow its domestic audience, and Spanish and Italian sides make inroads into the American market, don’t expect the English dominance to last forever.