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Taking Attendance 12/30/2014: Tubular

That’s as in “going down the tubes,” which one Major Arena Soccer League team has already done and others seem poised to. In this final check of attendance for calendar year 2014, we see things aren’t going well in a lot of markets in the only pro indoor soccer league left. Team G Total Average… (read more)

Taking Attendance 12/15/2014: Brave New (Indoor) World

Now that everyone in the new Major Arena Soccer League has played at least one home game, we can take a look at where the 23-team circuit’s teams stand in terms of announced attendance. Here are the numbers through last night: Team G Total Average Median High Low Rochester 2 14,033 7,017 7,017 8,214 5,819… (read more)

To Die And Live In L.A.

The ten year experiment that was Chivas USA is no more, and a new Los Angeles franchise in Major League Soccer will replace the erstwhile Goats in 2017. Failure or not, depending on who’s doing the remembering, Chivas USA wasn’t going to be a help to anyone going forward, and with a well-financed ownership group… (read more)

Taking Attendance 11/3/2014: NASL Sets New Division II Record

We are truly living in a golden age for professional outdoor soccer in this country. All three men’s professional levels of the game set new average attendance records this season, with Major League Soccer drawing 19,149 a game, USL Pro breaking the 3,000-a-game mark and now, the North American Soccer League setting a new record… (read more)

Taking Attendance 10/27/2014: MLS Up 3%, Sets New Record

The 19th Major League Soccer season ended Sunday with a new record for total (6,184,980) and average (19,149) attendance, poising the league to potentially average 20k in its 20th season in 2015. First the numbers:   Team G Tot. Avg. Med. Hi Lo Ch. Seattle 17 743,485 43,734 38,976 64,207 38,441 -0.7% Toronto 17 375,463… (read more)

Bill Peterson Says Crazy Stuff, Vol. 584

The Commissioner of the North American Soccer League is a really special kind of crazy. He’s at it again, this time opining about how great the US Open Cup could and should be: “Here is a chance to get three leagues and the amateurs involved and light up over 70-80 communities at once.”  No, absolutely… (read more)