American football takes the crown when it comes to popularity, and this is the most-watched sport in the US.
While American football is considered the most-watched sport, basketball is widely considered the most-played sport in the US.
In the past, it was possibly the 2nd, if not the most popular sport, but currently, it proudly comes in at 3rd place.
After all, boxing not only originated in the United States in the 19th century, but many of the greatest boxers of all time are American.
Ever since America won its first gold medal in the Winter Olympics in ice hockey, its popularity increased and ice hockey became the number 1 choice for indoor recreational sports.
There are many soccer leagues in the USA, such as the MLS, U.S. Soccer, National Women’s Soccer League and Concacaf.
At least 10% of the US population claims to play golf. That is nearly 30 million people.
Wrestling reached its peak in the early 2000s, and the entertainment industry started to promote various versions of it. This made the sport super entertaining for all viewers!
Interestingly, tennis is one of the few games in the US that is not dominated by men, as the tennis game is equally popular with both men and women.
Even though the world adores Formula One and perceives it as the most popular motorsport, in the US Formula one is not as popular.