WSJ makes an interesting observation:

Right now, minor league baseball, with virtually no TV exposure, is flourishing in more than 100 American cities and towns, even though many teams lose their biggest stars to major league teams as the season progresses. It seems hard to believe that American women’s professional soccer couldn’t sustain itself with the same level of grass-roots support as minor league baseball and cultivate its fan base from there.

Cross-posted at SportsBlog.

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  1. Paul says:

    The WUSA failed because metric football is boring.