Indian Super League has taken Indian football to the global map. Initially, the tournament was an imitation Major League Soccer, but in last 3 years, the tournament has surpassed expectations.
Major League soccer has made a huge impact in The United States football. The national team makes regular appearances in the global events. To have such huge nation playing in global even have also benefited FIFA.
Now the focus has shifted to China and India. The two nation with huge population and economy. The SportNTalks will give you reasons why ISL can overtake MLS in few years.
One major reason why ISL have an advantage is the attendance. On average ISL Stadium attracts 25,000 fans while Major Soccer league gets hardly 21,000 in their long existence. India has huge population and that expected to work in the favour of Indian Super League.
Highest recorded attendance in Indian Super League above 60 thousand for Kerala Blaster Match while for Major league soccer it comes to around 40 thousand.
Existing Sports Culture
Unlike The USA, India had existing football culture. The football is second most followed sports after cricket in the country.
The European football and local football leagues got decent support, unlike the USA. The famous derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan attract more than 1 lac fans to the stadium.
North East, Kerala, Goa and West Bengal have football pedigree since ages.
Pay To Play
The major drawback and talking point in the USA has been Pay to play.
The pay to play structure of youth soccer in MLS have restricted the splurge of young talent. The huge talent pool of India will help Indian Super League franchise along with other smaller clubs to produce more football players in India.
The huge talent pool of India will help Indian Super League franchise along with other smaller clubs to produce more football players in India.
How much money Major League Soccer players make?
The question comes to how much money do MLS players make?. The Indian Super League domestic player makes more money than the USA domestic players.
The Salaries play a huge factor in players taking sports professionally or semi professionally.