On the Rise: MLS outdrawing NHL and NBA

As stated by sports business contributor Jed Hughes on Bleacher Report: 

In just 16 years, the world’s most popular sport has climbed to become America’s third highest spectator sport on average. While soccer's relevance has been questioned by critics for many years, recent figures indicate that Major League Soccer (MLS) now averages higher attendance numbers than both the NHL and NBA respectively.

Go read the whole thing for more specific numbers and details.