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Tag Archives: MLS

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

MLS Table As It Stands Now

Posted on by Eric Altshule

With less than a month left in the season, this is promising to be one of the more exciting run-ups the MLS has ever had.  The new playoff format which allows wild card teams (teams that finish outside of the … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 27

Posted on by Peter C

After week 27 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 27 190 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   18,227     6   15,033     14,938     177   2006   18,083   -0.79%   6  … Continue reading

MLS FutureWatch – Salaries, The CBA and TV

Posted on by Peter C

In my last post on MLS’ future, I postulated that the television rights deals of the future will determine the level of play we will see on the field. I also stated that it is my belief that MLS must … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 26

Posted on by Peter C

After week 26 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 26 183 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   13,173     9   14,968     14,823     171   2006   15,419   17.05%   7  … 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

TV Fees – The Key to MLS’ Future

Posted on by Peter C
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TV Rules The number one item that should be on the agenda for MLS officials should be has to be the preservation of the TV rights contracts. Why do I believe that TV holds the future of MLS in its … Continue reading

The MLS is a Developmental League. So What?

Posted on by Eric Altshule

One of the major complains that many have against the MLS is that it is a developmental league. No American dreams of playing for the San Jose Earthquakes or the Kansas City Wizards – they imagine themselves playing in Italy, … Continue reading

SUMmer of Soccer Events

Posted on by Peter C

SUMmer of Soccer Continues The ‘Summer of Soccer’ which began on June 20, rolls on. As of now, over 1,455,000 have attended SuperLiga, the Gold Cup, the World Football Challenge and a variety of club and international friendlies. Since my … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 24

Posted on by Peter C

After week 24 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 24 172 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   16,101     5   14,930     14,897     156   2006   14,880   -7.58%   6  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 23

Posted on by Peter C

After week 23 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 23 164 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   15,133     7   14,807     14,857     151   2006   11,814   -21.93%   10  … Continue reading

MLS: Who Cares?

Posted on by Peter C

MLS in the US – Who Cares? As I was finishing writing this post, I read Kartik’s post on “Invisible MLS” and thought the timing couldn’t be better. Here’s my recent experience … I’ve just returned from a trip across … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 22

Posted on by Peter C

After week 22 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 22 155 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   15,573     4   14,897     14,844     144   2006   13,932   -10.54%   6  … Continue reading

MLS Teams Need To Take CONCACAF Champions League Seriously

Posted on by Brian Zygo

The group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League is set to start this coming week, and a question on the minds of many MLS fans is: “Will the MLS clubs involved in this competition step up and take it seriously?” … Continue reading

MLS, CONCACAF botch doubleheader option

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Once again, MLS executives prove they are not in tune with their product.  The Gold Cup provided the perfect opportunity for MLS to expand their fan base.  Collaboration with CONCACAF representatives could have brought doubleheaders featuring one MLS game and one … Continue reading

Michael Jackson’s death, Interleague baseball and the Confederations Cup

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Today is the last day of Interleague baseball for this season of MLB.  It ends coincidentally on the same day as the final of the Confederation Cup.  As great as the Confederation Cup has been for Soccer, Interleague play has given … Continue reading

DCU Goalkeeping Rollercoaster : Where Did Wicks Come From?

Posted on by Chris Riordan

The DC United goalkeeping situation is something which has been in flux for quite some time. Ever since the departure of 2006 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, Troy Perkins, the club has been searching for an answer between the pipes. … Continue reading

Who is the target demo for MLS?

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Who is the real target demographic of professional soccer in the U.S.? Is it Soccer Moms?  Is it Soccer players?  Is it Latino people? Sure, Soccer Moms, Latinos and Soccer players make up some of the peripheral targets, but who makes up the … Continue reading