Why The MLS Is The Next Big Thing In US Sports

In American sports, four leagues dominate the professional level in terms of fans, revenue, and interest: the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. However, come summertime, only one league dominates: MLB. Sure, the NBA and NHL Finals go into early June and the NBA draft is in late June, but overall, MLB dominates. 

Now I'm a big MLB fan and think it is a great league. However, I know others who would disagree and say that MLB and their 162 game schedule makes it hard to follow a team and games have little importance (unlike NCAA Football and the NFL). Even the NBA doesn't come close to this number of games in a season (82 compared to 162). A single MLB game doesn't even compare to the importance of an NFL game, and understandably so. But in the summer, the only thing that's on is MLB. But there is an upstart professional sports league that plays in the summer and has around a 30 game season (equivalent to a NCAA Basketball season). 

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