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Author Archives: Peter C

MLS: SuperLiga Adding To the SUM

Posted on by Peter C

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

MLS Looking Ahead at Mid-Week

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As fans prepare for tonight’s USMNT World Cup qualifier with Costa Rica, I had our MLS fans in mind as I was looking ahead to this week’s matches. Several teams are shorthanded due to International callups. Nothing new for experienced … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 11

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This week’s nine matches averaged just over 16,000. After 84 matches, the league is drawing 1,278 fewer per game than the first 84 games last year, a 7.9% decrease. The weekly average was down from last year but can be … Continue reading

MLS – The Good, The Bad, The Internationals

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Seattle beat Colorado 1-0 in the last MLS play-in match of the US Open Cup on Tuesday. The win earns Seattle a berth in the US Open Cup. The eight MLS clubs will begin play in the 3rd round, on … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 10

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This week’s seven matches averaged just under 13,800, slightly up from last year’s week 10 average. It was good to see an increase, albeit a small one, with Seattle on the road. After 75 matches, exactly the 1/3 mark of … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 9

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This week’s seven matches averaged over 15,100, up from last week’s average. This week the NBA and NHL playoffs continued. By Saturday, Boston, Denver, Houston and LA had teams alive in the NBA, while the NHL still shows Chicago alive. … Continue reading

MLS – Just Past the Quartermark, Beckham, Goals

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Here in the US we like to break things into large portions. Halves in football, thirds in hockey, quarters in basketball(eighth’s only count in pizza). Which leads me to this; time to look a deeper at some of this season’s … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 8

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This week’s nine matches averaged over 14,800, about 1,300 less than last year’s seven matches. The NBA and NHL playoffs continue. Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston and LA have teams alive in the NBA, while the NHL still shows Anaheim, Boston, … Continue reading

MLS MidWeek Bits

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Chivas just keeps on keepin’ on. They are six points clear of Seattle, although the Sounders have a game in hand. Last weeks injury list for Chivas USA read like this… OUT: DF Bobby Burling (sports hernia surgery); FW Alecko … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 7

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This week’s seven matches averaged less than 13,800, about 2,100 less than last year’s Week 7 matches. A busy sports weekend to say the least; NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs, Hattan/Pacquiao, and the Kentucky Derby. The weather was OK. A bit … Continue reading

Seattle Success … Good for MLS?

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I was thinking about the Seattle phenomenon and a thought crossed my mind. Would it be good or bad for MLS if Seattle went deep into the playoffs in its inaugural year? What would it say about a league if … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 6

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Week 6 attendance was an improvement over last week. This week’s nine matches averaged over 15,800, about 100 more than last year’s week 6 matches. First place Chivas disappointed again, drawing only 14,611 with clear weather and 67 degrees. On … Continue reading

Busy Time for US Men

Posted on by Peter C

The US Men’s National Teams will be busy for the rest of this year. Here’s a peek at what’s coming up. Men’s Senior Team Coming off a 3-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF final World Cup Qualifying … Continue reading