In research by EuroAmericas Sport Marketing, Mexican and South American clubs are leaving MLS behind when it comes to popularity in Asia.
The most popular side from the Americas is Brazilian giants Corinthians, followed by the fabled Boca Juniors and Mexico’s most successful team Club America.
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The research took into account Asian fan-bases, Asian investors and sponsorships and Asian social networks.
Outside the top three, Santos (Brazil) are fourth, River Plate (Argentina) fifth, Chivas de Guadalajara (Mexico) sixth, Internacional (Brazil) seventh, and Santos Laguna (Mexico) eighth.
Worryingly for the ambitious MLS, their highest placed side were New York Red Bulls in ninth.
Brazilian side Sao Paulo rounded out the top ten.