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Archives: CONCACAF Champions League

It’s Champions League Time … for Columbus

Posted on by Peter C

The UEFA Champions League(UCL) knockout phase is underway. It’s not an exaggeration to suggest that it attracts a global audience and captivates fans with competition that features many of the greatest players in the game. When I was just beginning … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – The Prequel

Posted on by Peter C

With the 2010 MLS season just around the corner, here’s a look back at recent MLS attendance before we move forward. The final regular season numbers for 2009 look like this… 5 year comparison Full Season Averages    Avg  +/- … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 32

Posted on by Peter C

The final regular season numbers look like this… 5 year comparison   Final Week YTD    Avg  +/-  GP  Avg  +/-  GP  2005   18,417     6   15,108     192   2006   20,277   10.10%   6   15,504   2.62%   192   2007   20,575   1.47%   7  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 31

Posted on by Peter C

After week 31 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 31 217 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   18,417     6   15,957     15,108     192   2006   20,277   10.10%   6  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 30

Posted on by Peter C

After week 30 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 30 209 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   18,417     6   15,969     15,108     192   2006   20,277   10.10%   6  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 29

Posted on by Peter C

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

Posted on by Peter C

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 25

Posted on by Peter C

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

CONCACAF: MLS Teams Are Not “Failing.”

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ve read a great deal about perceived MLS failures in CONCACAF over the last week. As many of our readers know, I am not defender or apologist for MLS. But, calling two loses to FMF sides,” failures” again show many … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: The Triumph of American Football

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It was a great night for Americans in the CONCACAF Champions League. Two teams from American leagues, that play in the United States or associated territories triumphed in Continental play. DC United’s penalty shootout victory over Firpo demonstrated the resilience … Continue reading

Quick Hits: TV Ratings, All Star Mania, CONCACAF, Etc

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

DeRo vs Nigel Henry/ Photo by Paul Giamou 5.4 million homes tuned into the Univision broadcast of US-Mexico in the Gold Cup final. The 5-0 Mexican win was the Nielsen ratings winner in its time slot in many markets. The … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Let’s take a quick break from the US National Team mania that’s sweeping America (not really but those of us that retreat to our bubble of footy fans would think the whole nation is engrossed by the Confederations Cup and … Continue reading

Making the CONCACAF Champions League Work

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The inaugural CONCACAF Champions League is in the books and to nobody’s surprise it was won by a Mexican side, Atlante. The club which struggled to attract fans in Mexico City until moving to Cancun less than two years ago … Continue reading

MLS – Just Past the Quartermark, Beckham, Goals

Posted on by Peter C

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

More Mexican Misery: Islanders Out of CONCACAF after PKs

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Taking a 2-0 lead back to Mexico for an MLS or USL side in a Continental competition should never be permitted. For third time in three years a team from one of North America’s leagues has blown a two goal … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals: Keys for the Islanders

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Well the big day has finally arrived. After three weeks of waiting, the Puerto Rico Islanders of USL-1 face off against Mexican giants Cruz Azul in Mexico City in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals. The Islanders … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: Islanders vs Cruz Azul Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The big day has finally arrived. The first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal will feature the Puerto Rico Islanders of our USL versus Cruz Azul of the dominant FMF. Puerto Rico was able to handle Santos Laguna at … Continue reading

USL Has Earned a Permanent Spot in CONCACAF CL

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For years the ugly stepchild of the US Soccer scene, USL-1 has earned a permanent spot in the region’s biggest club football event: The CONCACAF Champions League. Puerto Rico and Montreal represented the league with incredible class and demonstrated the … Continue reading