The weather is heating up here in Chicago (the best summer city in the U.S.) and so is soccer as we inch ever-so-closer to the World Cup. April was the last full month of action in many European leagues and, for the first time this year, the Premier League wrestled away two of the top five most-watched match spots from Liga MX – the undisputed heavyweight champ of American soccer TV ratings.
The Manchester Derby was the most-watched match in April thanks in part to the teams involved, but also because City had a chance to clinch the PL title. That ultimately didn’t happen, but almost 1.7M people tuned in to the NBC and Telemundo broadcasts.
For MLS fans looking for a pick-me-up, the good news is an MLS team featured in the second most-watched match of the month. The bad news is, well… this happened.
Back in Europe, the Arsene Wenger farewell tour continued and continued in winning fashion. Say hello to the most-featured team of the month… along with Atletico Madrid who went on to beat them in Europa League action.