Category Archives: soccer

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 […]

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Blankety-Blank (UPDATED)

The Baltimore Blast shut out the Detroit Waza last night, 26-0, in a Major Arena Soccer League game. (Detroit was delayed getting to the arena, as their bus broke down, which can happen when you leave the day of the game and try to drive 500+ miles.) In the high-scoring world of indoor/arena soccer, shutouts […]

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Because The Great Depression Wasn’t All That Great

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Pointed Discussion

Did you know the indoor soccer season starts tomorrow? You probably did not. Even the handful of true aficionados of the six-a-side game with walls find themselves paying more attention to lingering drama from the offseason than excitement in thoughts of the new season.

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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 […]

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Taking Attendance 9/29/2014: Seasons Change

With the North American Soccer League’s Fall Season a month away from completion, here is a look at the second-division circuit’s crowd numbers for all of 2014, and the Spring and Fall campaigns: Overall Attendance G Total Avg. Med. Hi Lo Indy 12 125,245 10,437 10,285 11,048 10,285 Minnesota 10 87,401 8,740 5,811 34,047 4,913 […]

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Taking Attendance 9/15/2014: Final USL Pro Attendance Numbers

The fourth season for USL Pro is now complete and here are the final unofficial attendance numbers for the Division III league. (As always, additions, corrections and comments are welcomed.) Team G Total Avg. Med. High Low Sacramento Republic FC 14 158,107 11,293 8,000 20,231 8,000 Rochester Rhinos 14 74,603 5,329 5,104 8,378 4,007 Orlando […]

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