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Author Archives: Peter C

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

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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

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 5

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Week 5 in the MLS was troubling from an attendance standpoint. This week’s seven matches averaged just a bit over 12,000, a decline of nearly 5,000 from last year’s week 5 matches. As optimistic as I like to be, it’s … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 4

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Week 4 in the MLS saw 5 draws in 7 games. Keller got red-carded, a Blanco to McBride goal was brilliant and the Galaxy may have found a starting keeper in Donovan Ricketts. Oh yaeh, Seattle gave up its first … Continue reading

A Bit of This and That in US Soccer

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Men’s Soccer in the US Tidbit: Unless I missed something…(entirely possible) 20 states have no MLS, USL-1, USL-2 or PDL team, representing 15% of the 2007 US population. California has the most combined teams with 11, followed by Texas with … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 3

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Week 3 in the MLS was graced with good matches that were played in less than desirable conditions. High winds plagued several venues while cold and wet put the damper on others. If not for that I think attendance would … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame… or not

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After reading the piece on 2-0 v 0-2 teams at Climbing the Ladder, my own interest in numbers has led me to offer these early season tidbits on MLS attendance. First off, for all of my observations, I’ve taken the … Continue reading

Quest for the Cup begins – Season Starters

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According to the rosters as posted on MLSnet, Chivas USA is the oldest team averging 27.08 yrs and not coincidentally also have the team with the most MLS experience at 4.33 years. Toronto is the youngest at 24.65, averaging 1.91 … Continue reading

MLS First Kick – Hope springs eternal

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Hope springs eternal. It’s a cry heard from sports fans at the beginning of every season and it’s no different for MLS fans. As a neutral, my hope is that we have a great competitive season and from all accounts, … Continue reading