What do football fans from Europe know about the American MLS? Usually not much and this we don’t mean in any disrespectful way. The States is not a land with a significant football tradition and they even have a different name for that – soccer, since the name football is reserved for American Football. In the United States is however soccer not causing such a madness as here in Europe or down in South America. Compared to the popularity of American Football, Baseball or Basketball it seems insignificant…
…but the numbers of MLS popularity are getting better
In the past there were many attempts to bring more attention to the MLS and soccer as a game by signing big names such as David Beckham at [team 413] or Zlatan Ibrahimović and more. American culture loves big names and most likely that caused the popularity of soccer going from 2% in 2007 up to the recent 7+% (question wording: What is your favourite sports to follow?)
It is David Beckham again
The former football national team captain is the owner of the newly established MLS team. Beckham is using his influence within the European football and his efforts seems to bring some results.
The coach did not give too many opportunities to Rodrígues this season. Since his contract ends the next season, it is better for Real to sell Rodrígues this year instead of losing him for free the next one.
David Beckham can for sure use his knowledge he gained by playing for big teams such as [team 14], [team 113], Real Madrid or [team 591]. There is a big chance for him to make MLS a league that compares to the European ones.
Good luck, David!