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Archives: US Open Cup

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 4

Posted on by Peter C

The Week 4 numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Week 4 29 GP YTD Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP 2006 15,619 4 17,149 18,445 22 2007 15,336 -1.81% 8 15,096 -11.97% 15,828 -14.19% 26 2008 15,896 … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 3

Posted on by Peter C

The Week 3 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 3 21 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2006   15,927     6   18,493     19,073     18   2007   13,848   -13.05%   5   15,493  … Continue reading

Major League Soccer Sets Up Qualifying Brackets For US Open Cup

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

While everyone is watching this afternoon’s USA friendly against the Dutch at Amsterdam ArenA, Major League Soccer has already prepared the matches for the qualifying of two spots in the third round of the 2010 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. … Continue reading

MLS Ramblings

Posted on by Peter C

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

American Soccer Fans: United Like Never Before

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It is a common perception that America’s football loving populace is divided three ways- European football lovers, fans of the American game and Latin futbol fans. But the truth is the subdivisions within these groups are enormous. Let’s take the … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 11

Posted on by Peter C

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

Fixing The US Open Cup And Looking Into The Future

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

I have been a big supporter of this lovely tournament ever since I saw the old Thomas R. Dewer Cup being surrounded by DC United in a MLS Merchandize catalog back in 1997. Just getting into the sport you always … Continue reading

MLS – The Good, The Bad, The Internationals

Posted on by Peter C

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

USL Over Represented in Open Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US Open Cup is once again upon us and as an annual rite of passage articles are being written on how to fix the tournament to make it more relevant. One suggestion I wholeheartedly embrace is to have a … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 10

Posted on by Peter C

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

Posted on by Peter C

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

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 8

Posted on by Peter C

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

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 7

Posted on by Peter C

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

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 5

Posted on by Peter C

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

A Bit of This and That in US Soccer

Posted on by Peter C

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

MLS sides again qualify for the US Open Cup

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

From Steven Goff of the Washington Post I just learned that once again eight of the fourteen sides in Major League Soccer will have to qualify for two spots to join Chicago, Chivas-USA, Columbus, Houston, Kansas City & New England in … Continue reading

US Open Cup Semifinals Set

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The defending US Open Cup Champion New England Revolution needed Penalty kicks to defeat USL-2 side Crystal Palace USA of Baltimore after the game was level 1-1 at the end of 120 minutes. The Revs will now play DC United … Continue reading