A closer look at SBI Readership


If you have ever wondered where SBI readers check in from most often, you might be surprised at what the numbers reveal.

We started out as a New York/New Jersey-dominated website before re-launching as a nationally-focused soccer news site in 2008. In the three years since we have managed to develop a well-balanced readership that represents American soccer fans very evenly.

Here is a rundown of the top cities, states and countries for SBI readership, based on traffic statistics taken over the past six months:



  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Texas
  4. Illinois
  5. New Jersey
  6. Washington
  7. Virginia
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Massachusetts
  10. Florida
  11. District of Columbia
  12. Ohio
  13. North Carolina
  14. Maryland
  15. Georgia
  16. Colorado
  17. Michigan
  18. Oregon
  19. Indiana
  20. Utah


  1. New York
  2. Washington D.C.
  3. Chicago
  4. Seattle
  5. Los Angeles
  6. San Francisco
  7. Houston
  8. Atlanta
  9. Boston
  10. Denver
  11. Philadelphia
  12. Columbus
  13. Dallas
  14. Arlington, VA
  15. Portland
  16. Austin
  17. Minneapolis
  18. Salt Lake City
  19. San Diego
  20. Raleigh/Durham
  21. Brooklyn
  22. Toronto
  23. Miami
  24. St. Louis
  25. Indianapolis


  1. USA
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Germany
  5. Mexico
  6. France
  7. South Korea
  8. Japan
  9. Italy
  10. Australia

TOP 25 FOREIGN CITIES (Excluding Canada)

  1. London
  2. Mexico City
  3. Seoul
  4. Paris
  5. Melbourne
  6. Athens
  7. Hong Kong
  8. Berlin
  9. Bangkok
  10. Buenos Aires
  11. Tokyo
  12. Madrid
  13. Dublin
  14. Zurich
  15. Johannesburg
  16. Sydney
  17. Manchester
  18. San Jose, Costa Rica
  19. Munich
  20. Milan
  21. Rome
  22. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  23. Munster, Germany
  24. Stockholm
  25. Guadalajara


If you are curious about how these rankings stack up to past rankings, here is our rundown of traffic rankings from fall of 2008, SBI's first year as an independent website.

Surprised by some of the rankings? Is your city in the Top 25? Which city impressed you with its ranking?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Der_Amerikanische_Kaiser

    There is a NATO installation in Munster with Yanks assigned to the command in various staff positions-a small contingent of forces. I was in Heidelberg and played for TSG Rohrbach in the BundesBierliga, but have been relegated to trying to gain an appreciation for Sporting KC here in KC.


  • CisforChampionRapids

    Dude, Ives is everywhere out here in the Colorado soccer community. Balboa can’t stop calling him.

    Your fault for giving him your home number, Ives.


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