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Archive for August 2010

Grid Locked

The last time I announced high school football regularly, Emmitt Smith was a high school senior. Considering he just went into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, that gives you some idea of how long it’s been. But starting tonight, I’ll be doing a weekly game on (some of which, I’m told, will be… (read more)

WPS Attendance Down 23%

Women’s Professional Soccer‘s second season is building to a….conclusion, and its sophomore year has been an interesting one. On the field, FC Gold Pride (with The World’s Best PlayerTM) has already clinched the regular-season championship and will host the final on September 26, Marta’s 15 goals lead the league, two expansion teams joined the fold… (read more)

Taking Attendance, 8/23/2010 (Updated)

Here are the latest attendance figures from the various soccer leagues around these parts, through yesterday’s games: MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER G Total Average Seattle Sounders FC 11 397,701 36,155 Toronto FC 11 227,205 20,655 Philadelphia Union 9 183,112 20,346 Los Angeles Galaxy 9 182,871 20,319 New York Red Bulls 10 174,249 17,425 Houston Dynamo 11… (read more)

Standards Transmission

Last week, Inside Minnesota Soccer revealed the actual standards the US Soccer Federation is going to (try to) hold any prospective Division II men’s outdoor league to in 2011 and beyond. You can go there and read the entire legalese, or I’ll condense the standards for you here and comment afterward. General for any league:… (read more)