By Brad Haynes
The City Beautiful is highly ranked in the latest WalletHub study on America’s best cities for soccer. This year Orlando comes in at the #2 slot. Last year we were #1.
Who knocked us off the top of the list? Kansas City, MO, who last year came in at #4 with their team Sporting Kansas City.
The study doesn’t just take into consideration the existence of our professional teams, men’s Orlando City Soccer Club and women’s The Orlando Pride, but also other divisions and collegiate soccer as well.
Orlando performed well in quite a few categories, coming in as the #1 midsized soccer city and garnering the nation’s most engaged MLS fans.
Here are the top 10 soccer cities in the country.
1) Kansas City, MO
2) Orlando, FL
3) Los Angeles, CA
4) New York, NY
5) Portland, OR
6) Seattle, WA
7) Washington, DC
8) Boston, MA
9) Houston, TX
10) Salt Lake City, UT
Check out the complete listing below in the WalletHub interactive map below.