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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 32

The Week 32 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 32 313 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  NA NA NA  16,675     16,675     240 
 2011  20,144 NA 10  17,869   7.16%   17,872   7.18%   306 
 2012  22,894  13.65%  10  18,786   5.13%   18,786   5.11%   313 
 2013  19,688  -14.01%  9  18,508   -1.48%   18,457   -1.75%   296 
 2014  19,270  -2.12%  9  18,990   2.60%   18,990   2.89%   313 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 313 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,675     15,332    7.50%   36.25% 
 2011    17,869     17,639    5.56%   48.69% 
 2012    18,786     18,302    1.92%   53.67% 
 2013    18,508     18,359    5.75%   55.91% 
 2014    18,990     18,651    5.75%   55.91% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 31

The Week 31 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 31 304 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  NA NA NA  16,675     16,675     240 
 2011  21,714 NA 10  17,815   6.84%   17,796   6.72%   296 
 2012  22,191  2.20%  11  18,715   5.05%   18,650   4.80%   303 
 2013  19,391  -12.62%  9  18,445   -1.44%   18,418   -1.24%   287 
 2014  21,339  10.05%  11  18,982   2.91%   18,982   3.06%   304 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 304 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,675     15,332    7.50%   36.25% 
 2011    17,815     17,519    5.59%   48.36% 
 2012    18,715     18,226    1.97%   53.29% 
 2013    18,445     18,342    5.92%   54.93% 
 2014    18,982     18,596    5.92%   55.26% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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The Business of Soccer


Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 30

The Week 30 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 30 293 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  17,292   9  16,675     16,675     240 
 2011  22,207  28.42%  5  17,628   5.72%   17,659   5.90%   286 
 2012  18,224  -17.94%  9  18,510   5.00%   18,517   4.86%   292 
 2013  19,793  8.61%  9  18,443   -0.36%   18,387   -0.70%   278 
 2014  18,143  -8.34%  10  18,893   2.44%   18,893   2.75%   293 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 293 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,675     15,332    7.50%   36.25% 
 2011    17,628     17,418    5.80%   47.78% 
 2012    18,510     18,227    2.05%   53.58% 
 2013    18,443     18,344    6.14%   54.95% 
 2014    18,893     18,522    5.80%   54.61% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Tournaments


Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 29

The Week 29 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 29 283 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  20,048   9  16,675     16,732     231 
 2011  18,284  -8.80%  12  17,610   5.61%   17,578   5.06%   281 
 2012  19,155  4.77%  13  18,526   5.20%   18,526   5.40%   283 
 2013  18,867  -1.50%  10  18,400   -0.68%   18,340   -1.01%   269 
 2014  21,562  14.28%  10  18,920   2.83%   18,920   3.16%   283 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 283 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,675     15,332    7.50%   36.25% 
 2011    17,610     17,493    5.65%   48.06% 
 2012    18,526     18,227    2.12%   53.71% 
 2013    18,400     18,320    6.01%   54.42% 
 2014    18,920     18,522    6.01%   54.77% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 28

The Week 28 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 28 273 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  15,013   8  16,675     16,597     222 
 2011  17,312  15.32%  12  17,557   5.29%   17,546   5.72%   269 
 2012  16,974  -1.95%  10  18,417   4.90%   18,496   5.41%   270 
 2013  19,177  12.98%  11  18,337   -0.44%   18,319   -0.96%   259 
 2014  20,535  7.08%  9  18,823   2.65%   18,823   2.75%   273 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 273 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,675     15,332    7.50%   36.25% 
 2011    17,557     17,418    5.86%   47.62% 
 2012    18,417     18,219    2.20%   53.11% 
 2013    18,337     18,278    6.23%   53.11% 
 2014    18,823     18,462    6.23%   53.85% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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The Business of Soccer


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% 

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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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