Growth of Major League Soccer is an opportunity, not threat, to Premier League
24 April 2019
MLS success is driven by big attendances at expansion clubs. Premier League football is very popular - but can't beat the number of people watching Mexican football.
"Many of those new MLS fans previously didn’t follow EPL, and now will become interested," says expert.
It is hard to dispute that Major League Soccer is now at the peak of its success. With 24 teams, and three expansion teams in Nashville, Miami and Austin which are scheduled to join the league over the next two years, its geographical coverage is at an all-time high.
While the league continually attracts better and better players, paying the higher salaries which they demand, roster restraints such as the wage budget help limit the bargaining power of domestic players, giving the clubs in the league tighter financial control.