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Tag Archives: MLS

MLS Coaches on the Hot Seat

Posted on by Robert Jonas

With the not too surprising news this morning that Chris Cummins is out as coach of Toronto FC, let’s look at the rest of the coaching candidates for dismissal in MLS. Starting from the team with the worst record in … 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

The Evolution of Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Posted on by Alex Caulfield

In 2010 Major League Soccer will welcome the Philadelphia Union to its ranks as the fifteenth team to join the division, and thus far the club has been bolstered by strong ticket sales. The league office will hope Philadelphia’s inclusion … 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

MLS And Weekdays – Feast or Famine?

Posted on by Peter C

It was a welcome announcement that MLS will not schedule matches during the group phase, semifinals and finals of the 2010 World Cup. That means the league will not play from Friday, June 11 through Friday, June 25. The WC … Continue reading

Should MLS be Preaching their Financial Parity Model to the World?

Posted on by Robert Jonas

Over the next two days, many of soccer’s most influential executives from around the world will meet in London, England for the annual “Leaders in Football” conference. Included in that group are three representatives from the United States: Don Garber, … 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

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