The Week 11 numbers look like this…
|5 year comparison|
|Week 11||89 GP||YTD|
|YTD – 89 Games|
Here are the attendance comparisons to 2009:
|MLS Attendance – Equal # of Home Games|
|Att||Cap %||Att||Att +/-||GP||Cap %||Cap|
|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|
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.
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|
|RBNY||2||Red Bulls Reader|
|Houston||1||Soccer y Fútbol – Jose de Jesus Ortiz|
|San Jose||2||San Jose Center Line Soccer|
|Columbus||2||Columbus Dispatch – Crew XTra|
|Kansas City||0||Kansas City – Hillcrest Road|
|RBNY||1||Red Bulls Reader|
|Chivas USA||0||Chicago Fire Confidential|
|DC United||0||DCU – Steve Goff – Soccer Insider|
|Real Salt Lake||0||RSL – Behind the Shield|
|Los Angeles||4||LA – Official Blog|
|Houston||1||Soccer y Fútbol – Jose de Jesus Ortiz|
|Chicago||2||Chicago Fire Confidential|
|Philadelphia||1||Philadelphia Union Talk|
|FC Dallas||2||3rd Degree – Buzz Carrick|
|San Jose||0||San Jose Center Line Soccer|
|Columbus||0||Columbus Dispatch – Crew XTra|
|New England||0||Revolution Soccer|
|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|
- 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|
|6/25 – End of WC Group Phase|
|This Week’s Friendlies|
|AC Milan v Montreal Impact||Olympic Stadium, Montreal Que||Wed, June 2||Club||47,800|
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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