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Imagine a bad breakup with someone you shouldn’t have hooked up with in the first place, someone who seemed perfect for you but who belittled you to your friends, was a slob, didn’t pay their half of the rent and utilities and criticized your sexual performance. Now imagine having to have that person spend one… (read more)

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… (read more)

The Weekend That Was

Just so people don’t keep commenting in the post from two weeks ago, here are this weekend’s soccer scores and crowds for reflection and dissection: MLS Friday Seattle 1, COLORADO 0 (14,185) Saturday Chivas USA 2, SAN JOSE 1 (10,525) Columbus 1, TORONTO 1 (20,145) Dallas 2, VANCOUVER 1 (21,000) NEW ENGLAND 3, Kansas City… (read more)

Okay, WPS Is….

I’m sorry, there’s just no way to spin it anymore. With the apparent folding of the Washington Freedom and FC Gold Pride (the latter only the league champions, with The World’s Best PlayerTM), Women’s Professional Soccer is down to just six teams, none west of Chicago. They can say they’ll play with six teams in… (read more)

Final WPS Attendance Numbers

The regular season is over, and the second year of Women’s Professional Soccer saw a 23% drop in overall average league attendance. Only the Boston Breakers were able to improve on their average from year one, going from 4,183 per game to a league-leading 4,490. The league average went from 4,684 to 3,588, a drop… (read more)

Taking Attendance, 9/8/2010

We’re going to focus on the leagues that are still playing this time around (if you are keen on them, the final numbers for the W-League and PDL are here) and give you a little extra data that I keep but don’t normally put into these posts because, quite frankly, it screws up the formatting…. (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)