02:32 PM - May 12, 2014 by MMChrisS
The NFL Draft still has us on a football high, the NBA and NHL playoffs are heating up, Major League Baseball is creeping towards the dog days of summer -- so lets talk about soccer.
"Soccer?! What an un-American thing to say!" But according to recent trends, that may not be as true as once thought. The World's sport isn't going to supplant any of our favorites like football, baseball or basketball; but it is earning its way into our conversations.
Television viewership is starting to creep up among Americans as soccer becomes a part of their sports-viewing buffet. And behind basketball, soccer is tops among American youth in terms of participation in organized athletics.
Sound Off: Where does soccer rank among your favorite sports right now?
Sports Headlines for May 12, 2014
- Heisman finalist Jordan Lynch has signed as a rookie free agent with the Bears -- as a running back.
- David Luiz set to transfer from Chelsea to Barcelona for £32 Million.
- High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup.
- Unbelievable paper airplane flight at a baseball game. [YouTube]
- Check out Kevin Durant's shot chart covering his entire NBA career. [Image]