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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 27

The Week 27 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 27 264 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  17,636   10  16,675     16,656     214 
 2011  20,074  13.82%  10  17,556   5.28%   17,557   5.41%   257 
 2012  20,204  0.65%  4  18,540   5.61%   18,555   5.68%   260 
 2013  19,792  -2.04%  9  18,442   -0.53%   18,281   -1.47%   248 
 2014  17,460  -11.79%  12  18,765   1.75%   18,765   2.64%   264 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 264 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,675     15,332    7.50%   36.25% 
 2011    17,556     17,208    6.06%   48.48% 
 2012    18,540     18,333    1.89%   54.55% 
 2013    18,442     18,286    6.06%   53.41% 
 2014    18,765     18,321    6.44%   53.03% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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The MLS Stretch Run

The MLS Playoff race is in the stretch run. Here’s a look at how it’s shaping up.

East Observations

  • I’m conceding that DC United and Sporting KC will make the playoffs.
  • With the exception of TFC, all contenders games are within the conference.
  • Philadelphia would seem to have a great chance of making the playoffs with 5 of its remaining 7 games at home.
  • Normally I’d pick Houston to make the show, but their road performance has been so poor, I’m hard pressed to do that.
  • I’m thinking RBNY will displace Columbus.

West Observations

  • I’m conceding that Seattle, LA and Real Salt Lake will make the playoffs.
  • With games in hand San Jose would seem to have a chance, but 6 of the games are on the road.
  • Colorado’s road form makes it hard to see them moving into a playoff spot.
  • Portland and Vancouver will fight it out for the last Western playoff spot.
East Playoff Contenders
  Points G/R
  Tot H A H/A
 New England  39   26   13   3/4
 Columbus  36   22   14   3/4
 Philadelphia  36   20   16   5/2
 NY Red Bull  34   22   12   5/3
 Toronto FC  33   17   16   4/4
 Houston  31   24   7   4/4
 Chicago  29   17   12   4/4
         
G/R = Games Remaining

Top 5 conference finishers qualify for MLS Cup Playoffs.

Tiebreakers: 1-Wins, 2-Goal Differential(Full Season), 3-Goals Scored(Full Season)
4-Fair Play, 5-Road Goal Differential(Full Season), 6-Road Goals(Full Season), 7-Home Goal Differential(Full Season)
8-Home Goals(Full Season), 9-Coin Toss (2 teams) or Drawing of Lots (3 or more)

East
   GP   W   D   L   GF   GA   GFA   GAA   PPG   PTS   GD 
 DCU  27   14   5   8   42   30   1.56   1.11   1.74   47   12 
 SKC  28   12   6   10   39   34   1.39   1.21   1.50   42   5 
 NE Revs  27   12   3   12   39   38   1.44   1.41   1.44   39   1 
 Columbus  27   9   9   9   38   34   1.41   1.26   1.33   36   4 
 Phila  27   9   9   9   43   41   1.59   1.52   1.33   36   2 
 RBNY  26   8   10   8   41   39   1.58   1.50   1.31   34   2 
 TFC  26   9   6   11   35   42   1.35   1.62   1.27   33   -7 
 Houston  26   9   4   13   31   48   1.19   1.85   1.19   31   -17 
 Chicago  26   5   14   7   33   39   1.27   1.50   1.12   29   -6 
 Montréal  26   5   5   16   29   48   1.12   1.85   0.77   20   -19 

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 26

The Week 26 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 26 252 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  15,423   10  16,675     16,608     204 
 2011  17,646  14.41%  10  17,448   4.64%   17,455   5.10%   247 
 2012  15,162  -14.08%  12  18,583   6.50%   18,529   6.15%   256 
 2013  20,172  33.05%  11  18,330   -1.36%   18,224   -1.64%   239 
 2014  16,646  -17.48%  12  18,827   2.71%   18,842   3.39%   252 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 252 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,675     15,332    7.50%   36.25% 
 2011    17,448     16,907    6.35%   47.62% 
 2012    18,583     18,379    1.98%   55.16% 
 2013    18,330     18,286    5.56%   53.57% 
 2014    18,827     18,467    6.35%   53.57% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 25

The Week 25 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 25 240 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  15,378   8  16,675     16,670     194 
 2011  19,616  27.56%  2  17,441   4.60%   17,447   4.66%   237 
 2012  15,920  -18.84%  11  18,708   7.26%   18,694   7.15%   244 
 2013  18,988  19.27%  9  18,226   -2.58%   18,130   -3.02%   228 
 2014  20,035  5.51%  10  18,936   3.89%   18,951   4.53%   240 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 240 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,675     15,332    7.50%   36.25% 
 2011    17,441     16,907    6.67%   47.50% 
 2012    18,708     18,379    2.08%   55.42% 
 2013    18,226     18,208    5.83%   52.92% 
 2014    18,936     18,522    6.25%   53.33% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 24

The Week 24 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 24 230 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  18,444   8  16,606     16,725     186 
 2011  20,813  12.85%  7  17,413   4.86%   17,429   4.21%   235 
 2012  21,123  1.49%  12  18,845   8.22%   18,825   8.01%   233 
 2013  17,746  -15.98%  9  18,093   -3.99%   18,095   -3.88%   219 
 2014  20,440  15.18%  11  18,888   4.39%   18,904   4.47%   230 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 230 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,606     15,115    7.39%   35.65% 
 2011    17,413     16,847    6.96%   46.96% 
 2012    18,845     18,379    2.17%   55.65% 
 2013    18,093     18,208    5.65%   53.04% 
 2014    18,888     18,477    6.52%   53.04% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 23

The Week 23 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 23 219 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  14,748   8  16,555     16,648     178 
 2011  16,045  8.79%  12  17,349   4.80%   17,325   4.07%   228 
 2012  15,761  -1.77%  8  18,707   7.82%   18,701   7.94%   221 
 2013  18,986  20.46%  9  18,095   -3.27%   18,110   -3.16%   210 
 2014  15,924  -16.13%  9  18,810   3.95%   18,827   3.96%   219 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 219 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,555     15,073    7.76%   34.70% 
 2011    17,349     16,841    7.31%   47.03% 
 2012    18,707     18,364    2.28%   55.25% 
 2013    18,095     18,204    5.48%   52.97% 
 2014    18,810     18,522    6.85%   53.42% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 22

The Week 22 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 22 210 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  19,215   8  16,527     16,737     170 
 2011  18,972  -1.26%  8  17,446   5.56%   17,396   3.93%   216 
 2012  23,141  21.97%  8  18,620   6.73%   18,811   8.13%   213 
 2013  19,892  -14.04%  9  18,110   -2.74%   18,071   -3.93%   201 
 2014  22,201  11.61%  9  18,934   4.55%   18,952   4.87%   210 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 210 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,527     14,935    8.10%   34.29% 
 2011    17,446     17,208    7.62%   48.10% 
 2012    18,620     18,379    2.38%   55.71% 
 2013    18,110     18,119    5.24%   51.90% 
 2014    18,934     18,522    6.67%   53.81% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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