Monthly Archives: May 2011

Taking Attendance, 5/31/2011

Might be the last one for a while, but here’s the latest list of attendance figures for the prominent leagues (if a team’s not listed, either they haven’t had a home game yet or I have no figures for them). THE MLS G Total Avg. Seattle Sounders FC 7 253,864 36,266 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 […]

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Taking Attendance, 5/23/2011

All the leagues are up and running now, so here’s a look at where the crowds are going in the prominent soccer leagues in the US and Canada as of yesterday’s games:   THE MLS G Total Avg. Median Seattle Sounders FC 6 217,838 36,306 36,255 Los Angeles Galaxy 5 122,480 24,496 24,998 Vancouver Whitecaps […]

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I Don’t Even Coach Soccer, But I Can Totally See This Happening

I’m going to guess anyone who’s ever coached youth soccer can relate to this video. And it’s probably not exclusive to soccer, either.

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Despite Late Schedule Announcement, Most MLS Teams See Attendance Increase

Despite the delayed release of Major League Soccer’s 2011 schedule (and the attendant kvetching about it), more than half of the league’s teams have increased announced attendance over the same number of home games as a year ago. FC Dallas leads the way, averaging 14,258 after a 10,448 average through six home games in 2010 […]

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As Indoor Turns….

The latest twist in the long, tortured history of professional indoor soccer in North America came today when United Soccer Leagues announced an agreement to operate the Major Indoor Soccer League beginning this season. As I read the release, it seems as though the name of the league isn’t going to change (for once), but […]

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USA Team Handball Nationals Start Friday

The 43rd annual USA Team Handball National Club Championships get going in the morning at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. For the third straight year, I’ll be broadcasting the men’s and women’s finals in the Elite Division on Sunday. You can catch the action at www.usateamhandball.org. The women’s final is at 1pm […]

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See, This Is What I’m Saying

You have to read this piece by Brian Phillips on The Run of Play. I don’t know who Mr. Phillips is, but he nails it. Key passage: “…soccer has devolved into a realm a little like politics, a realm where fans’ access to preconceived explanations that suit their emotional allegiances is drowning reality out of […]

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I Love The 80’s, Indoor Soccer Edition

Here’s an awesome video find: highlights of an (original) MISL broadcast from January 1985 as the Cleveland Force take on the Pittsburgh Spirit. Not everyone knows that the dean of American soccer broadcasters, my man JP Dellacamera, got his start with the Spirit. Check out the first half of play and the halftime with highlights […]

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Taking Attendance, 5/2/2011

Thanks to those of you who pointed out some typos and transpositions in last week’s tables. Here’s the latest offering, through games of yesterday: THE MLS G Total Avg. Median High Low Seattle 4 145,147 36,287 36,255 36,433 36,204 Los Angeles 3 75,717 25,239 24,998 27,000 23,719 DC United 3 62,806 20,935 18,132 26,622 18,052 […]

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