MLS attendance report: June 6, 2010

The Week 11 numbers look like this…

 5 year comparison
 Week 1189 GPYTD
 Avg+/-GPAvg+/-Avg+/-GP
 2006  12,645   7  14,772   15,383   67 
 2007  17,753  40.40%  7  14,985  1.44%  15,491  0.71%  72 
 2008  20,594  16.01%  7  16,171  7.91%  17,229  11.22%  77 
 2009  16,066  -21.99%  9  14,890  -7.92%  15,119  -12.25%  84 
 2010  17,840  11.04%  10  16,320  9.60%  16,150  6.82%  89 
YTD – 89 Games
 AverageMedian%<10K%>20k
 2006   14,772    13,016   22.47%  14.61% 
 2007   14,985    14,267   13.48%  20.22% 
 2008   16,171    14,919   12.36%  26.97% 
 2009   14,890    14,225   15.73%  16.85% 
 2010   16,320    14,287   12.36%  23.60% 

Here are the attendance comparisons to 2009:

MLS Attendance – Equal # of Home Games
 20092010 
 AttCap %AttAtt +/-GPCap %Cap
 Seattle 29,401  90.74%  36,146  22.94%  7  101.82%  35,500 
 PhiladelphiaNANA 29,954 NA 2  78.83%  18,500 
 Toronto 20,180  91.82%  20,537  1.77%  5  93.45%  21,978 
 LA Galaxy 19,228  71.21%  19,635  2.12%  6  72.72%  27,000 
 Houston 15,480  68.80%  16,685  7.79%  7  74.16%  22,500 
 N.Y./N.J. Red Bulls 10,966  43.54%  16,282  48.48%  7  64.64%  25,189 
 Real Salt Lake 14,629  66.58%  15,077  3.06%  5  77.96%  19,340 
 D.C. United 14,303  63.57%  14,734  3.01%  7  65.49%  22,500 
 ChivasUSA 14,555  53.91%  14,501  -0.37%  5  53.71%  27,000 
 Chicago 11,422  57.11%  14,398  26.06%  5  71.99%  20,000 
 Columbus Crew 12,369  61.84%  14,244  15.16%  5  71.22%  20,000 
 Colorado Rapids 12,211  67.52%  12,787  4.72%  5  70.70%  18,086 
 FC Dallas 8,801  41.53%  10,448  18.70%  6  49.30%  21,193 
 NE Revolution 13,616  60.51%  10,319  -24.21%  6  45.86%  22,500 
 KC Wizards 9,431  90.81%  9,840  4.33%  5  94.75%  10,385 
 San Jose 10,882  48.00%  9,384  -13.77%  6  91.11%  10,300 

My disclaimer about the capacity calculations

For my calculations, I’ve taken the 3 teams playing in Amercan football stadiums, DCU in RFK, Houston in Robertson and New England in Foxboro and assigned maximum capacities at 22,500. I took the 22,500 number from an approximate average of the soccer specific stadiums in use.

  • Philly’s first two home games were played at Lincoln Financial Field. The announced capacity for the Union was published as 38,000 and will be calculated as such.
  • San Jose 4th match in 2009 was at Oakland Alameda Coliseum and drew over 15,800.

    Observations

    RBNY and San Jose had somewhat disappointing midweek turnouts. On the weekend, Toronto had its usual packed house. RBNY did much better than its midweek match at over 18,800. DCU pulled over 15,300 and LA cracked 20,000 for its match vs Houston. Chicago, Colorado and Dallas drew in the mid 14,000 range. A little less than you might expect in Chitown and a bit more than we’ve become accustomed to in Big D. The weekend closed with Seattle drawing its largest ever crowd of 36,344.


    Week 11 Games
     
    RBNY2Red Bulls Reader
    Houston1Soccer y Fútbol – Jose de Jesus Ortiz
     
    San Jose2San Jose Center Line Soccer
    Columbus2Columbus Dispatch – Crew XTra
     
    Toronto0TFC Connected
    Kansas City0Kansas City – Hillcrest Road
     
    RBNY1Red Bulls Reader
    Chivas USA0Chicago Fire Confidential
     
    DC United0DCU – Steve Goff – Soccer Insider
    Real Salt Lake0RSL – Behind the Shield
     
    Los Angeles4LA – Official Blog
    Houston1Soccer y Fútbol – Jose de Jesus Ortiz
     
    Chicago2Chicago Fire Confidential
    Philadelphia1Philadelphia Union Talk
     
    FC Dallas23rd Degree – Buzz Carrick
    San Jose0San Jose Center Line Soccer
     
    Colorado1Undercurrent
    Columbus0Columbus Dispatch – Crew XTra
     
    Seattle3Seattle Times
    New England0Revolution Soccer
      GP W D L GF GA GFA GAA PPG PTS GD
     Los Angeles  12  10  2  0  22  3  1.83  0.25  2.67  32  19 
     Columbus  11  6  3  2  16  11  1.45  1.00  1.91  21  5 
     NY Red Bull 12  7  0  5  14  16  1.17  1.33  1.75  21  -2 
     Real Salt Lake  11  6  2  3  21  11  1.91  1.00  1.82  20  10 
     Colorado  10  6  1  3  11  7  1.10  0.70  1.90  19  4 
     San Jose  11  5  2  4  15  14  1.36  1.27  1.55  17  1 
     Toronto FC  11  5  2  4  15  14  1.36  1.27  1.55  17  1 
     Houston  13  5  1  7  18  19  1.38  1.46  1.23  16  -1 
     Dallas  11  3  6  2  13  11  1.18  1.00  1.36  15  2 
     Seattle 12  4  3  5  12  14  1.00  1.17  1.25  15  -2 
     Chicago  10  3  4  3  14  14  1.40  1.40  1.30  13  0 
     New England  12  3  2  7  13  20  1.08  1.67  0.92  11  -7 
     Chivas USA 12  3  1  8  13  18  1.08  1.50  0.83  10  -5 
     Kansas City  10  2  3  5  9  13  0.90  1.30  0.90  9  -4 
     Philadelphia 9  2  1  6  11  19  1.22  2.11  0.78  7  -8 
     DC United  11  2  1  8  7  20  0.64  1.82  0.64  7  -13 

    Streaking

    • TFC has not lost at home in 11 straight.
    • TFC ended its 13 game road winless streak.
    • RSL are unbeaten in their last 15 regular season home games.
    • Los Angeles have yet to yield a goal on the road(6 games).
    • Los Angeles are unbeaten in 15 regular season games(3 from ’09).
    • Kansas City is winless in 8.

    MLS Throw Ins

    • There have been 17 draws compared to 34 in ’09 thru the first 89 matches.
    • There have been 56 clean sheets in the first 89 matches, counting scoreless draws as 2
    • Through 89 games: goal scoring is slightly down from 2009, 2.52 vs 2.60.
    • RSL has lost only twice in its last 34 home matches. They lost only once in ’08 and ’09, a feat matched by Houston.

    Going to World Cup

    These are the MLS players that are heading to the World Cup. The last column represents the games that will be played by their MLS teams from now thru their minimum absences. As of Friday May 28(15 days before the start of the tournament), each of the clubs receives $1600 per day per player from FIFA until one day after the last game played by their respective teams at the World Cup.

    On Provisional WC Rosters
     Players Team6/25
     Buddle, Donovan LA2
     Bornstein CHV2
     Findley RSL2
     Espinoza KC2
     Boyens RBNY2
    Final Roster
    6/25 – End of WC Group Phase

    Getting Friendly

    This Week’s Friendlies
    OpponentsVenueDateFriendliesAtt
     AC Milan v Montreal Impact Olympic Stadium, Montreal QueWed, June 2 Club 47,800 

    Lamar Hunt US Open Cup

    The MLS play-in matches for the Open are complete. RBNY and DC United will join the top 6 league finishers in 2009 in the tourney proper. Seattle are the defending cup holders, and as such will compete in the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League.

    • Colorado Rapids defeated the Kansas City Wizards 2-1.
    • Real Salt Lake beat the San Jose Earthquakes on PK’s 5-3 after playing to a 3-3 score.
    • New York Red Bulls downed Philadelphia 2-1.
    • DC United beat FC Dallas 4-2, the 2nd year in a row that DCU eliminates FCD.
    • New York Red Bulls downed New England 3-0.
    • New York Red Bulls beat Colorado 3-0 to claim one of the two play in spots.
    • DC United defeated RSL 2-1 to grab the other spot.

    The structure for the tourney has been finalized. Round 1 begins June 15, Round 2 June 22, Round 3(when the 8 MLS teams join in) June 29.

    In case you were wondering, here is the World Cup schedule(June 11-July 11). Note that the latest start time(ET) is 2pm.


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