As far as Soccer websites go, there are mountainous volumes to choose from. Sites, whether for hobby or business, try to keep an audience by covering certain areas of interest. It's impossible for one site to dominate; Soccer is too big of a subject.
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Some sites act as funnels, sharing articles from the web, others only write original content. Many sites try to act as both a conveyor and originator, posting popular articles from other sites and writing original ones.
For those fans interested in some of the sociological aspects of Soccer in the U.S., such as attendance issues, there are sites out there doing this work for readers.
OLR gives additional information on CONCACAF Champions League and U.S. Open Cup, such as venues and stats. His sections, 'Throw-Ins' and 'Streaking', are part of the weekly series-TMOTTB and provide nuggets of interesting data for MLS.
The red numbers in the attendance charts are not good signs. They are the negative numbers. This season, both Columbus and Chicago are struggling to keep up with the growth of the rest of the league.
Peter C's attention to detail is what makes his site a little different and very interesting at the same time. In response to some interview questions by email, he said, "I'm not a journalist, nor a great writer, so why reinvent the wheel and add to the 'churn' that has become the 'soccersphere'?"
"As someone who came late to Soccer, I thought that if I started blogging, it would serve as a vehicle to rapidly learn about the game," he said. "I focused on the business of MLS. This is because I never played the game and felt wholly unqualified to do game analysis."
According to Peter C, www.OverLappingRun.com is his labor of love.