U.S. Soccer Fans = “Phenomenal”

Fifa.com has been keeping fans across the world up-to-date on the forth coming 2010 World Cup.  In an article published at the end  May,WorldCup2010 2009, Fifa had some surprising news for the soccer world – positive news, that is.  Aside from the host country, the 2010 World Cup will be held in South Africa, the U.S. has sold (by a large margin) more tickets for the tournament then any other country.

I was quite surprised to hear this.  After all, the published date on this article is May 30, 2009, that is before what many have called “The Summer of Soccer.”  So I would assume that fans have purchased more tickets and possibly remain no.2 in ticket purchasing for next summer’s tournament. 

Considering the tough economic times that this country is in, how could this be anything but a positive sign for soccer fandom in the U.S.? 

“The interest from United States soccer fans in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa is simply phenomenal.” – Dr. Danny Jordaan, the Chief Executive Officer of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa

Results withstanding, I’m quite interested to see how and if this will continue.  International soccer has slowed down significantly until the World Cup becomes closer, we’ll see if that plays a part in any of this.

I’ll keep you all up-to-date with any updated information on this topic that I can find…

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2 Responses to “U.S. Soccer Fans = “Phenomenal””

  1. That is pretty astonishing information, that the U.S. has sold the most tickets for the 2010 World Cup. Personally, I enjoy watching soccer, but as I’m sure it is for most people, it’s not American football, so it’s surprising to see that so many people are going to take the trip to South Africa for the World Cup. Good research.

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