The playoff numbers look like this…
|5 year comparison|
|Conference Semifinals – 1st Leg|
|2008||10,476||-26.46%||New England||NY||Salt Lake||Kansas City|
|2009||19,985||90.77%||New England||Seattle||Salt Lake||Chivas USA|
|5 year comparison|
|Conference Semifinals – 2nd Leg|
|2005||14,400||NA||New England||Dallas||San Jose||DC United|
|2006||15,938||10.69%||New England||Dallas||Houston||DC United|
|2007||19,838||24.47%||New England||Chivas USA||Houston||DC United|
|Quarterfinals Totals(both legs)|
|2005||13,273||NA||CHI, COL, DAL, DCU, LA, NE, RBNY, SJ|
|2006||12,736||-4.05%||CHI, COL, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, NE, RBNY|
|2007||17,041||33.81%||CHI, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY|
|2008||14,960||-12.22%||CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY, RSL|
|2009||20,755||38.74%||CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, LA, NE, RSL, SEA|
|2005||15,454||NA||NE v CHI – COL v LA|
|2006||21,330||38.02%||DCU v NE – HOU v COL|
|2007||20,645||-3.21%||NE v CHI – HOU v KC|
|2008||17,348||-15.97%||CLB v CHI – RSL v RBNY|
|2009||23,548||35.74%||LA v HOU – CHI v RSL|
|2005||13,709||NA||MLS Cup 2009
Los Angeles v Real Salt Lake
Sun, Nov 22, 8:30pm
The semifinals began with a near sellout at the HDC. Maybe a bit disappointing, but still a strong 25,000+. Toyota Park however was sold out by midweek. Another great showing for the league’s championship series.
While the league must be disappointed from a marketing standpoint that Chicago failed to join Los Angeles in MLS Cup ’09, they must also be very pleased about the live attendance to the 2009 playoffs. Leading up the the final match, the 2009 playoffs are the highest attended in league history, more than 3,500 per game higher than the previous top mark of 17,762 in 2007.
|MLS Quarterfinals – 2nd Leg|
|RSL Advances 4-2|
|Columbus||2||Columbus Dispatch – Crew XTra|
|Real Salt Lake||3||RSL – Behind the Shield|
|Chicago Advances 3-2|
|Chicago||2||Chicago Fire Confidential|
|New England||0||Revolution Soccer|
|Houston Advances 1-0|
|Houston||1||Soccer y Fútbol – Barnard Fallas|
|Los Angeles Advances 3-2|
|Los Angeles||1||LA – Official Blog|
|Chivas USA||0||Chivas USA – MLSNet|
|Los Angeles||2||LA – Official Blog|
|Houston||0||Soccer y Fútbol – Barnard Fallas|
|Chicago||0(4)||Chicago Fire Confidential|
|Real Salt Lake||0(5)||RSL – Behind the Shield|
Unless they change the rules again …
MLS in 2010-2011 CONCACAF Champions League
MLS in 2010 SuperLiga
MLS Throw Ins
- The Philadelphia Union expansion draft will be on Wed, Nov 25.
- 2008(Seattle) Expansion Draft rules. I have yet to see any changes for 2009 posted by MLS.
- John Hackworth joins Peter Nowak on the Union coaching staff.
- Here is one of many websites that will be speculating as to who will be protected and selected by the Union.
- Click here for a google search on the upcoming expansion draft.
- Oh yeah, the official home kit for the Union was introduced. Note: this is not an endorsement of the Philadelphia Union Store, just the best ‘official’ pic I could find.
I stated last week that I’ll be adopting the Philadelphia Union as my MLS team. The basis for this is nothing more than it’s the last MLS ‘domain’ that I lived in and that there is no professional soccer(MLS, USL-1, USL-2, TOA?) closer than a six+ hour drive from my home. On that note, here is the latest …
The US team lost a friendly to Slovakia in Bratislava. They’ll play Denmark on Nov 18.