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Taking Attendance 11/27/2015: First Look At MASL Crowds

Now that every team in the Major Arena Soccer League has played at least one home game, let’s take a quick look at the announced attendance figures for our latest attempt at a top-flight indoor soccer league in this country: Team G Total Average Median High Low Baltimore 3 16,786 5,595 4,140 9,442 3,204 St…. (read more)

Taking Attendance 11/1/2015: NASL Sets DII Record, Up 7 Percent

With the North American Soccer League season ending earlier today, all three divisions of the men’s pro outdoor game in this country have completed their regular seasons, and each has set a new average attendance record for their level. The NASL’s final (unofficial) average of 5,913 broke their own Division II record set last year… (read more)

Taking Attendance 10/26/2015: MLS Up 13%, Draws Seven Million, Averages 21k

NOTE: Thanks to Neil Morris for the shoutout and thanks to alert readers for helping track down the Columbus Crew Discrepancy. Numbers will change slightly after I re-run them, but the gist remains. Sunday was #decisionday in Major League Soccer (though not much was decided – what are you gonna do?), and the final day… (read more)

Taking Attendance 10/4/2015: USL First Division III League To Draw A Million

The United Soccer League‘s 2015 postseason is building to a crescendo after its regular season hit a high note for American third division soccer. The USL became the first Division III league to draw a million fans over the course of a season, topping by about 50 percent the previous high, set last year. Yes,… (read more)

Taking Attendance 9/7/2015: NWSL Up 23% From A Year Ago

The third National Women’s Soccer League regular season finished up this weekend, and the good news is the league’s final (unofficial) attendance average – 5,053 – is the highest for a women’s pro league since the WUSA’s swan song in 2003. It surely was at least partially fueled by excitement over the US Women’s National… (read more)

Taking Attendance 8/3/2015: It’s Pro Time

This week, we take a look at all 55 men’s professional clubs (in MLS, the NASL and the USL) to see where they all rank in terms of average attendance. While in the past there have been instances where lower-division clubs have drawn higher average announced attendances than an MLS club or two, the top… (read more)

Taking Attendance 7/20/2015: One Giant Leap For Division III

Forty-six years after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the United Soccer League is going where no Division III soccer league has gone before. The USL currently projects to draw over a million fans in total for the 2015 season, something that’s never happened at the DIII level. Through games of July 19, here’s a… (read more)

Taking Attendance 7/13/2015: Leading Ladies

Now that the US Women’s National Team has won its third World Cup, the big question is whether or not the euphoria over the USA’s first championship since 1999 will carry over and result in increased interest in the women’s club game on these shores. As you may recall, the Women’s United Soccer Association was… (read more)

Taking Attendance 6/29/2015: Amateur Status

We now get our first look this season at the attendance numbers for the USL’s Premier Development League (PDL), which gives (mostly) college players the chance to hone their skills in a high-level summer league while retaining their NCAA eligibility. A caveat: PDL numbers are always a bit of a challenge because of the varying… (read more)

Taking Attendance 6/15/2015: NASL On Pace To Draw A Million

With its spring season now in the books, the North American Soccer League will take a short break before resuming play with its fall schedule over Independence Day weekend. Here’s a look at the attendance numbers for the 10-game spring season, won by the New York Cosmos (whose Saturday crowd of 7,353 vs. Jacksonville is… (read more)