Friday, 19 Jul 2024

The Most Popular Soccer Teams in the U.S.

In a much-anticipated update to a previous rundown of America’s beloved soccer clubs, we bring you fresh data and insights on the most popular soccer teams in the U.S. Brace yourselves, because this list might surprise you!

Methodology Matters

Before delving into the results, let’s quickly go over the methodology. Unlike before, we’ve taken a comprehensive approach this time. Alongside survey data, we’ve incorporated information from Google Trends and Facebook advertising reach to provide a more holistic picture of the rankings. This time, we’ve considered teams from seven leagues:

  • MLS
  • Liga MX
  • Premier League
  • LaLiga
  • Bundesliga
  • Serie A
  • Ligue 1

The Top Contenders

Now, let’s unveil the most popular soccer teams in the U.S.!

GESM Favorite Club Teams 2020

Hold your breath for the top three positions: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Manchester United. These giants have it all – rich history, star players, and a track record of success. But what’s truly intriguing lies beyond the podium.

Liverpool, thanks to their recent triumphs, claims the fourth spot and further solidifies their popularity in the States. Premier League teams dominate the top 10, with La Liga and Liga MX securing two and one positions, respectively. Despite their recent struggles, the LA Galaxy stands tall as the most popular domestic team.

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Exploring the Tiers

Diving deeper into the data, we’ve identified three tiers of clubs based on their popularity:

  • Tier 1: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool
  • Tier 2: Chelsea, Arsenal, Juventus
  • Tier 3: Everyone else

While the big names of Tier 1 don’t come as a shock, it’s fascinating to observe the shifting preferences beyond them. The ever-changing world of soccer fandom keeps surprising us!


Q: How were these rankings determined?

A: We combined survey data, Google Trends, and Facebook advertising reach to establish the rankings for the most popular soccer teams in the U.S.

Q: Which domestic team leads the popularity chart?

A: The LA Galaxy retains its position as the most popular domestic team, despite recent struggles.

Q: Which leagues were included in the rankings?

A: The rankings encompass teams from MLS, Liga MX, Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1.


There you have it, an updated list showcasing the most popular soccer teams in the U.S. From historic powerhouses to emerging contenders, the American soccer landscape continues to captivate fans across the nation. No matter which team you support, the beauty of the beautiful game unites us all.

For more detailed insights into each club’s rankings or any further inquiries, feel free to contact us. Stay tuned for more exciting updates and news from Pesstatsdatabase, your go-to source for all things football!