The number of Spanish speakers already represents 16.3 percent of the country’s population
August 6, 2014 Waltham, MA – The United States Hispanic community continues to grow with the constant arrival of Mexicans, Cubans, and the growing families of established Hispanics already living in the USA . This constant input of Hispanics has made them the ethnic group that has grown the most in the last few decades.
The last census conducted in the United States reflects that 16.3 percent of the American population is of Latino or Hispanic origin totaling 52 million. This number is even bigger in states like New Mexico, California, Texas and Florida because of its proximity to South America reaching 46 percent in New Mexico, 38 percent in California, 36 in Texas and 22 in Florida.
The number in Florida is smaller but has a large Hispanic population and influence in major cities. Tomás P. Regalado, Mayor of the City of Miami said, “In Miami people speaks Spanish more than English.” to explain the influence of the Latino ethnic group in the city.
One of the sectors where the Spanish speaker’s presence is growing is in the soccer industry. NBC Universal has just acquired the rights to the next two World Cups, 2018 and 2022, due to the large number of Spanish speakers who expect to watch on Telemundo, the Spanish channel that will air both events.
As for players, David Villa, alongside Frank Lampard, will lead the New York City FC in its debut year in MLS and will face other Hispanic stars of their teams such as Diego Fagundez, Uruguayan star of Boston´s New England Revolutions and Argentinian Diego Valeri, from the Portland Timbers. Valeri, alongside Cuban Osvaldo Alonso and Mexican Erick Torres will be the Latino representation in the MLS All-Star Game to be held this evening at Providence Park, home of the Portland Timbers. Similar to the population ratio, the All Star game will also have around 10 percent of Latino players participating in the game.
The quality of the MLS is, in fact, increasing partly thanks to the investment made by the teams to bring soccer icons like Thierry Henry, David Villa and Frank Lampard, as well as increasing the presence of Hispanic and British players in clubs and soccer academies across the country.
In Global Premier Soccer, one of the largest soccer academy in the country, operating in 10 states, 10 Spanish-speaking coaches currently comprise part of the 70 coach staff at the headquarters of the club.
“The high quality level of coaches, along with the economic crisis increased the likelihood of the Spaniards and Hispanics to emigrate to the USA. And the ample employment opportunities for qualified coaches in the United States has caused an increase in Spaniards and South Americans working in the soccer industry across the country.” according to Jose Campos, Marketing Manager and coach at Global Premier Soccer.
About Global Premier Soccer
Global Premier Soccer is one of the largest soccer academy in the United States. Headquartered in Massachusetts with franchises in the states of Florida, Carolina, Georgia, Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Players like Graham Zusi or Geoff Cameron, both in the United States squad and participants of the last world cup, played for GPS when they were little.
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