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Author Archives: Peter C

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

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 18

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After week 18 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 15 130 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   8,365     2   15,023     14,568     118   2006   11,399   36.28%   7  … Continue reading

MLS and the SUMmer of Soccer cont’d

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SUMmer of Soccer Continues Coming into this past weekend, 21 matches(5 doubleheaders) have been played during the the ‘Summer of Soccer’ which began on June 20. Attendance: 252,914. All games, except the Timbers friendly, were part of entities owned or … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 17

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After week 17 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 15 124 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   13,835     9   14,547     14,675     116   2006   16,028   15.85%   7  … Continue reading

MLS and the Summer of Soccer Continued

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Summer of Soccer Continues The 14 matches that were played during the first week of the ‘Summer of Soccer’ drew 168,687. All games were part of entities owned or marketed by Soccer United Marketing(SUM). The Gold Cup kicked off this … Continue reading

MLS Ramblings

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A Few Moves(not a complete list) As July 1 approached, the time when players contracts would be guaranteed if they were on the roster, MLS clubs made moves. I haven’t listed the players waived or released to make roster room, … Continue reading

SUM-mer of Soccer Kicks Off

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SuperLiga 2009 – Matchday 3 Group A Game Score Pts   Chicago 1 6 Chicago – MLSNet Tigres UANL 2 6 Tigres UANL – Wikipedia   San Luis 1 4 San Luis – Wikipedia Chivas USA 1 1 Chivas USA … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 15

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After week 15 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 15 112 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   19,065     8   14,710     14,274     101   2006   15,853   -16.85%   12  … Continue reading

MLS: SuperLiga Adding To the SUM

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In my last post I prompted a discussion that centers around SUM and its relationship to MLS. If you are unaware of Soccer United Marketing(SUM), it was created at a time when the league was in danger of folding. Just … Continue reading

MLS – SuperLiga, In SUM We Trust

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Well, the start of the 2009 SuperLiga has jumpstarted the familiar conversations about it’s quality, purpose, players’ shares if an MLS club wins, among others. One major issue has been partially addressed, i.e.; schedule congestion with short rosters by way … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 14

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After week 14 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 14 106 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   9,538     6   14,692     13,862     93   2006   10,494   10.02%   7  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 13

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Good crowds attended this week’s eight matches, except of course in Dallas. The league averaged just over 16,600. The week began with west leading Chivas USA visiting Houston. A midweek turnout of over 14,500 saw the Dynamo continue its good … Continue reading

MLS/Internationals: Congestion and Conflict

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Gulati-Garber photo by Kevin Joseph So we’ve passed the first day of what will be a long summer of MLS/MNT/FIFA fixture congestion. We’ve all heard the discussion before about the MLS schedule and its position that it is impossible for … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 12

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This week’s eight matches averaged just over 13,100. Last year’s week 12 included a visit by Beckham to San Jose. The game was at Oakland Alameda and drew over 39,800. After 92 matches, the league is drawing 1,479 fewer per … Continue reading