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Soccer’s Popularity has Increased In USA Due to FIFA Franchise, Says EA

As we all know that in USA, Football is more famous than the game we usually refer as Soccer.

However, the trend seems to be changing, especially due to the yearly FIFA franchise from EA. The developer reveals that 34% people who were not even interested in soccer became a fan after playing the video game.

EA also reveals that more than 293 million matches have been played in FIFA 14 in USA, with 637 million goals scored.

Now, some major players are getting transferred into MLS’ clubs, which has helped in increasing the sport’s popularity even more.

Due to this reason, US football fans are opting to play MLS in FIFA 15 rather than going for English Premier League or any other leagues for that matter.

Seattle Sounders is the most used team in MLS, with Clint Dempsey being the top goal scorer with 9.6 million goals.

The spike in popularity is also due to the recent performance of USA in Football World Cup, where they performed incredibly well, but were undone by Belgium in round of 16.

You can get more details on FIFA popularity in the infographic posted below.


FIFA 15 is available now on almost all major platforms.

Source: EA