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|
No big surprise that Seattle packed in over 35,000 for their playoff match. But Colorado and Dallas drew under 12,000 at their home playoff legs. San Jose sold out Buck Shaw.
Colorado and Dallas
The Rapids have played 12 home playoff matches. Average attendance: 9,968. Games with under 10,000 in attendance: 7.
Dallas has played 13 home playoff matches. Average attendance: 10,413. Games with under 10,000 in attendance: 6.
|Playoff Games – 1st Leg|
|Columbus||0||Columbus Dispatch – Crew XTra|
|FC Dallas||2||3rd Degree – Buzz Carrick||11,005|
|Real Salt Lake||1||RSL – Behind the Shield|
|San Jose||0||San Jose Center Line Soccer||10,525|
|RBNY||1||Red Bulls Reader|
|Los Angeles||1||LA – Official Blog|
MLS Throw Ins
- The 8 teams allowing the fewest goals are in the playoffs.
- New England allowed the most goals this season(50), the same as San Jose’s top number in ’09.
- Toronto took the fewest shots. Kansas City took the most.
- RBNY and Houston were offsides the most.
- RBNY committed the most fouls.
- Seattle suffered the most fouls.
- 24.2% of the games ended in a draw compared to 30.7% in 2009.
- RBNY rookie Tim Ream and Colorado’s Drew Moor played every minute of every game(2,700). David Ferreira played 2,699 minutes.
- Columbus scored the most goals in the final 15 mintues(15). The fewest(5) scored was by DC United, Houston and the Revs.
- DC United allowed the most goals in the final 15 mintues(17). Los Angeles allowed the fewest(4).
For a lot more stats, visit MLSSoccer’s stat page.