Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Final

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The playoff numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
Quarterfinals Totals(both legs)
 Avg+/-Teams
 2005  13,273  NA CHI, COL, DAL, DCU, LA, NE, RBNY, SJ
 2006  12,736  -4.05%  CHI, COL, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, NE, RBNY
 2007  17,041  33.81%  CHI, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY
 2008  14,960  -12.22%  CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY, RSL
 2009  20,755  38.74%  CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, LA, NE, RSL, SEA
Semifinals Totals
 Avg+/-Teams
 2005  15,454  NANE v CHI – COL v LA
 2006  21,330  38.02% DCU v NE – HOU v COL
 2007  20,645  -3.21% NE v CHI – HOU v KC
 2008  17,348  -15.97% CLB v CHI – RSL v RBNY
 2009  23,548  35.74% LA v HOU – CHI v RSL

Finals Totals
 Avg+/-TeamsVenue
 2005  21,193  NANE v LAPizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
 2006  22,427  5.82% NE v HOUPizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
 2007  39,859  77.73% NE v HOURFK Stadium, Wash DC
 2008  27,000  -32.26% RBNY v CLBHome Depot Center, LA, CA
 2009  46,011  70.41% RSL v LAQwest Field, Seattle, WA

Playoff Totals
 Avg+/-
 2005  14,390  NA
 2006  15,179  5.49% 
 2007  19,771  30.25% 
 2008  16,488  -16.60% 
 2009  23,559  42.88% 



Observations

A great finale to the MLS season. With the 46,000+ at Qwest Field, the average for the 8 finals played at football sized stadia is 46,835. The 6 finals played at ‘soccer specific stadia’ have averaged 24,174.

Obviously the Final Match percentage increase over last year is a useless number, given the different capacities of the of the venues.


MLS Quarterfinals – 2nd Leg
RSL Advances 4-2
Columbus2Columbus Dispatch – Crew XTra
Real Salt Lake3RSL – Behind the Shield
Chicago Advances 3-2
Chicago2Chicago Fire Confidential
New England0Revolution Soccer
Houston Advances 1-0
Houston1Soccer y Fútbol – Barnard Fallas
Seattle0Seattle Times
Los Angeles Advances 3-2
Los Angeles1LA – Official Blog
Chivas USA0Chivas USA – MLSNet
 
MLS Semifinals
Los Angeles2LA – Official Blog
Houston0Soccer y Fútbol – Barnard Fallas
 
Chicago0(4)Chicago Fire Confidential
Real Salt Lake0(5)RSL – Behind the Shield
 
MLS Cup
Los Angeles1(4)LA – Official Blog
Real Salt Lake1(5)RSL – Behind the Shield


MLS Throw Ins

  • Preki in at TFC.
  • Nick Rimando named MLS Cup MVP.
  • Steve Sampson to Chivas USA?
  • Schelotto asked to take 50% pay cut. Will he stay or will he go?
  • An extra DP in MLS for 2010?
  • Montreal in MLS in 2012? It would leave room for one more to balance league at 20 teams.
  • 2009 Expansion Draft Rules.
  • Now teams must select players to protect before Wednesday’s expansion draft.

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    1. Chris in Belfast November 23, 2009
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