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Author Archives: Peter C

MLS And Weekdays – Feast or Famine?

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It was a welcome announcement that MLS will not schedule matches during the group phase, semifinals and finals of the 2010 World Cup. That means the league will not play from Friday, June 11 through Friday, June 25. The WC … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 29

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After week 29 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 29 205 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   18,417     6   15,959     15,108     192   2006   20,277   10.10%   6  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 28

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After week 28 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 28 198 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   17,148     9   15,949     15,001     186   2006   19,097   11.37%   6  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 27

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After week 27 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 27 190 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   18,227     6   15,033     14,938     177   2006   18,083   -0.79%   6  … Continue reading

MLS FutureWatch – Salaries, The CBA and TV

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In my last post on MLS’ future, I postulated that the television rights deals of the future will determine the level of play we will see on the field. I also stated that it is my belief that MLS must … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 26

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After week 26 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 26 183 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   13,173     9   14,968     14,823     171   2006   15,419   17.05%   7  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 25

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After week 25 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 25 175 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   15,302     6   14,878     14,912     162   2006   12,373   -19.15%   8  … Continue reading

TV Fees – The Key to MLS’ Future

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TV Rules The number one item that should be on the agenda for MLS officials should be has to be the preservation of the TV rights contracts. Why do I believe that TV holds the future of MLS in its … Continue reading

SUMmer of Soccer Events

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SUMmer of Soccer Continues The ‘Summer of Soccer’ which began on June 20, rolls on. As of now, over 1,455,000 have attended SuperLiga, the Gold Cup, the World Football Challenge and a variety of club and international friendlies. Since my … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 24

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After week 24 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 24 172 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   16,101     5   14,930     14,897     156   2006   14,880   -7.58%   6  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 23

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After week 23 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 23 164 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   15,133     7   14,807     14,857     151   2006   11,814   -21.93%   10  … Continue reading

MLS: Who Cares?

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MLS in the US – Who Cares? As I was finishing writing this post, I read Kartik’s post on “Invisible MLS” and thought the timing couldn’t be better. Here’s my recent experience … I’ve just returned from a trip across … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 22

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After week 22 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 22 155 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   15,573     4   14,897     14,844     144   2006   13,932   -10.54%   6  … Continue reading

SUMmer of Soccer Big Boys on Display

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SUMmer of Soccer Continues The ‘Summer of Soccer’ which began on June 20, rolls on. After this past weekend, 41 events, including 15 doubleheaders comprising 56 matches have drawn 1,306,902, for an average of 31,876. Since my last post on … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 21

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An abbreviated post due to my just returning from the road. After week 21 the numbers look like this…

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 20

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An abbreviated post due to my being on the road. After week 20 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 20 143 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   21,232    … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 19

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An abbreviated post due to my being on the road. After week 19 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 15 137 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   13,291    … Continue reading

SUMmer of Soccer Rolls On

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SUMmer of Soccer Continues First let me apologize for the tardiness of this post. I Amtraked across America to visit family, go to a wedding, and I’m going to cram in a trip to Giants’ Stadium for the Gold Cup … Continue reading