Originally Posted by jcat
Since we have two threads on the same subject, I've merged them.
I don't think professional soccer really "registers" much in your average American's mind. It's more a school sport, and I've also heard people say it's more of a "girl's sport".
Of course, baseball is practically unknown in Europe, and ice hockey and basketball don't get near the coverage they do in North America, although there are professional leagues here. There are some minor "American football" teams that get no coverage whatsoever.