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Soccer headlines today: A recent survey found that Major League Soccer is tied with Major League Baseball and way ahead of the NHL among U.S. sports fans aged 12-17. Luker on Trends, which follows fan trends, found the most popular sport among teens is the NFL with 38.8 percent of those surveyed considering themselves an "avid fan'' of the sport. Here's the list:
1. NFL 39 percent
2. NBA 30 percent
3. NCAA football 28 percent
4. NCAA basketball 24 percent
5. (tie) MLS and MLB 18 percent
6. NHL 9 percent
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In other news, word is Barcelona center back Carles Puyol may be considering a move to MLS' New York Red Bulls. The 35-year old Spanish star has been bothered by knee issues and said he likely won't be playing at Barca next season and would consider playing elsewhere. Rumors have him headed for the Big Apple.