Pro soccer generating over $100 million

August 19, 2004
NEW YORK -- For a country with a reputation for ignoring soccer, the United States is watching more and more of the world's game.

Before the 1994 World Cup, professional soccer in America consisted of a seven-team circuit -- at perhaps a second-division level -- and two indoor leagues.

A decade later, with a domestic league averaging more than 15,000 fans a game and foreign teams regularly visiting, pro soccer is generating well past $100 million in annual revenue, according to ...

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