MLS attendance report: July 5, 2010

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The Week 14 numbers look like this…

 5 year comparison
 Week 14109 GPYTD
 Avg+/-GPAvg+/-Avg+/-GP
 2006  10,494   7  14,917   14,602   88 
 2007  15,376  46.52%  12  14,905  -0.08%  15,174  3.91%  97 
 2008  17,581  14.35%  7  16,407  10.08%  17,306  14.05%  100 
 2009  16,192  -7.90%  6  14,977  -8.72%  15,318  -11.48%  106 
 2010  17,579  8.56%  8  16,443  9.78%  16,443  7.34%  109 
YTD – 109 Games
 AverageMedian%<10K%>20k
 2006   14,917    13,111   22.02%  17.43% 
 2007   14,905    14,173   11.93%  20.18% 
 2008   16,407    15,276   11.93%  25.69% 
 2009   14,977    14,271   15.60%  16.51% 
 2010   16,443    14,322   10.09%  22.02% 

Here are the attendance comparisons to 2009:

MLS Attendance – Equal # of Home Games
 20092010 
 AttCap %AttAtt +/-GPCap %Cap
 Seattle 29,364  90.63%  36,146  23.10%  8  101.82%  35,500 
 PhiladelphiaNANA 26,221 NA 3  83.24%  18,500 
 LA Galaxy 19,298  71.47%  20,687  7.20%  7  76.62%  27,000 
 Toronto 20,151  91.69%  20,410  1.29%  7  92.87%  21,978 
 Houston 15,689  69.73%  16,318  4.01%  8  72.52%  22,500 
 N.Y./N.J. Red Bulls 10,966  43.54%  16,282  48.48%  7  64.64%  25,189 
 Real Salt Lake 16,045  76.46%  16,277  1.45%  8  84.16%  19,340 
 D.C. United 14,303  63.57%  14,734  3.01%  7  65.49%  22,500 
 ChivasUSA 15,625  57.87%  14,451  -7.52%  7  53.52%  27,000 
 Columbus Crew 12,868  64.34%  14,368  11.65%  7  71.84%  20,000 
 Chicago 11,726  58.63%  14,267  21.66%  6  71.33%  20,000 
 Colorado Rapids 11,940  66.02%  13,716  14.88%  6  75.84%  18,086 
 FC Dallas 8,770  41.38%  11,240  28.17%  7  53.04%  21,193 
 NE Revolution 13,242  58.85%  10,603  -19.93%  7  47.12%  22,500 
 KC Wizards 9,703  93.44%  9,966  2.70%  7  95.96%  10,385 
 San Jose 11,774  56.32%  9,515  -19.19%  7  92.38%  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

    Toronto started off the week with a near full house on a Thursday evening. RSL followed that up with a terrific 19,000+ on Friday. Columbus drew 14,000+. Don’t know if Dallas had extracurriculars, but they pulled in just under 16,000! San Jose had a sellout, while Chivas USA had another so-so gate, just under 14,500. On July 4th, Colorado sold out despite nasty weather. And the Galaxy also sold out as Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle returned to action.

    Rookie Watch: Ike Opara scored for San Jose. Blair Gavin scored for Chivas USA and Danny Mwanga tallied for the Union. Andy Najar netted for DC United. Tim Ream(RBNY) had a decent game.


    Week 14 Games
     
    Toronto1TFC Connected
    Houston1Soccer y Fútbol – Jose de Jesus Ortiz
     
    Real Salt Lake5RSL – Behind the Shield
    New England0Revolution Soccer
     
    Columbus2Columbus Dispatch – Crew XTra
    Chicago1Chicago Fire Confidential
     
    FC Dallas13rd Degree – Buzz Carrick
    Kansas City0Kansas City – Hillcrest Road
     
    San Jose1San Jose Center Line Soccer
    DC United1DCU – Steve Goff – Soccer Insider
     
    Chivas USA1Chicago Fire Confidential
    Philadelphia1Philadelphia Union Talk
     
    Colorado1Undercurrent
    RBNY1Red Bulls Reader
     
    Los Angeles3LA – Official Blog
    Seattle1Seattle Times
      GP W D L GF GA GFA GAA PPG PTS GD
     Los Angeles  15  11  3  1  25  5  1.67  0.33  2.40  36  20 
     Real Salt Lake  14  8  3  3  27  11  1.93  0.79  1.93  27  16 
     Columbus  13  8  3  2  20  12  1.54  0.92  2.08  27  8 
     NY Red Bull 14  8  1  5  18  17  1.29  1.21  1.79  25  1 
     Colorado  13  6  4  3  16  12  1.23  0.92  1.69  22  4 
     Dallas  13  5  6  2  16  12  1.23  0.92  1.62  21  4 
     Toronto FC  13  5  4  4  16  15  1.23  1.15  1.46  19  1 
     San Jose  13  5  4  4  16  15  1.23  1.15  1.46  19  1 
     Houston  15  5  3  7  21  22  1.40  1.47  1.20  18  -1 
     Chicago  13  4  5  4  18  18  1.38  1.38  1.31  17  0 
     Seattle 15  4  3  8  16  23  1.07  1.53  1.00  15  -7 
     Kansas City  13  3  3  7  11  17  0.85  1.31  0.92  12  -6 
     Chivas USA 14  3  2  9  15  21  1.07  1.50  0.79  11  -6 
     Philadelphia 12  3  2  7  15  23  1.25  1.92  0.92  11  -8 
     New England  14  3  2  9  13  26  0.93  1.86  0.79  11  -13 
     DC United  14  3  2  9  11  25  0.79  1.79  0.79  11  -14 

    Streaking

    • RSL are unbeaten in their last 9 regular season games.
    • RSL are unbeaten in their last 18 regular season home games.
    • Chivas USA are winless in 7 but they did break their 6 game losing streak.
    • Colorado are unbeaten in their last 6 games.
    • Dallas are unbeaten in their last 5 road games.
    • Toronto are unbeaten in their last 14 regular season home games(7 in ’09).
    • Kansas City are winless in their last 8 road games(2 in ’09).
    • Los Angeles are unbeaten in their last 10 regular season home games(3 in ’09).

    MLS Throw Ins

    • Half of this week’s games ended 1-1.
    • There have been 25 draws compared to 39 in ’09 thru the first 109 matches.
    • There have been 67 clean sheets in the first 109 matches, counting scoreless draws as 2.
    • Through 109 games: goal scoring is down around 6% from 2009, 2.51 vs 2.63.
    • RSL has lost only twice in its last 37 home matches. They lost only once in ’08 and ’09, a feat matched by Houston.

    Congestion Time

    The time stretches below start and end with a full week(minimum) between games at the front and back end.

    • In a 29 day stretch, Houston and ChivasUSA will play 9 games, between MLS, US Open Cup and SuperLiga.
    • In a 24 day stretch, Chicago will play 7 games, between MLS, US Open Cup and SuperLiga.
    • In a 24 day stretch, New England will play 6 games, between MLS, US Open Cup and SuperLiga.

    Lamar Hunt US Open Cup

    6 of the 8 MLS clubs, including defending cup holders Seattle are through to the 4th round. The winner will compete in the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League.

    4th round schedule (All Times ET)

    July 6

    • 7:30pm Charleston Battery (USL-2) at Columbus Crew (MLS) Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
    • 8:30pm Chivas USA (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS) Robertson Stadium; Houston, Texas

    July 7

    • 10:00pm Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) at Seattle Sounders (MLS) Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.

    July 21

    • 7:30pm Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) at D.C. United (MLS) Maryland SoccerPlex – Boyds, MD

    The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup structure

    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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