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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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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 21

The Week 21 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 21 201 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  14,347   8  16,534     16,615     162 
 2011  15,937  11.08%  12  17,355   4.96%   17,335   4.34%   208 
 2012  18,075  13.42%  9  18,698   7.74%   18,642   7.54%   205 
 2013  19,630  8.60%  10  18,071   -3.35%   17,985   -3.52%   192 
 2014  20,481  4.33%  14  18,787   3.97%   18,806   4.56%   201 
YTD – 201 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,534     14,843    7.96%   34.33% 
 2011    17,355     16,841    7.96%   47.26% 
 2012    18,698     18,393    2.49%   56.22% 
 2013    18,071     18,078    5.47%   51.74% 
 2014    18,787     18,432    6.97%   53.23% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 20

The Week 20 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 20 187 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  15,700   9  16,579     16,733     154 
 2011  17,481  11.34%  8  17,452   5.27%   17,421   4.11%   196 
 2012  17,889  2.34%  15  18,689   7.08%   18,668   7.16%   196 
 2013  16,982  -5.07%  8  17,957   -3.91%   17,895   -4.14%   182 
 2014  16,918  -0.38%  7  18,661   3.92%   18,681   4.39%   187 
YTD – 187 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,579     14,479    7.49%   35.29% 
 2011    17,452     16,709    8.56%   47.06% 
 2012    18,689     18,225    2.14%   54.55% 
 2013    17,957     18,029    5.88%   50.80% 
 2014    18,661     18,432    6.95%   53.48% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 19

The Week 19 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 19 180 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  17,583   8  16,631     16,797     145 
 2011  15,669  -10.88%  11  17,523   5.36%   17,418   3.70%   188 
 2012  16,770  7.03%  10  18,732   6.90%   18,733   7.55%   181 
 2013  20,286  20.96%  16  17,867   -4.62%   17,937   -4.25%   174 
 2014  18,981  -6.43%  13  18,728   4.82%   18,749   4.53%   180 
YTD – 180 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,631     14,434    7.22%   34.44% 
 2011    17,523     16,775    8.33%   47.78% 
 2012    18,732     18,223    2.22%   54.44% 
 2013    17,867     17,877    5.56%   50.00% 
 2014    18,728     18,477    7.22%   53.89% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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MLS, Euro Leagues Goals, Draws, Win Percentages

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Stat Stuff

First up is a table showing the games won percentage of the top 4 teams in the 5 big Euro leagues and MLS. You’ll notice that MLS is the only league not to have its top finisher not achieve a minimun of 60% of its matches won. This is not a fluke as Los Angeles in 2010 is the only MLS team to win 60% of its games in the last 5 completed seasons.

2012-13 Winning Percentage
Bundesliga
 Bayern Munich  85.3% 
 Borussia Dortmund  55.9% 
 Bayer Leverkusen  55.9% 
 Schalke 04  47.1% 
EPL
 Manchester United  73.7% 
 Manchester City  60.5% 
 Chelsea  57.9% 
 Arsenal  55.3% 
La Liga
 Barcelona  84.2% 
 Real Madrid  68.4% 
 Atletico Madrid  60.5% 
 Real Sociedad  47.4% 
Serie A
 Juventus  71.1% 
 Napoli  60.5% 
 AC Milan  55.3% 
 Fiorentina  55.3% 
Ligue 1
 Paris Saint-Germain  65.8% 
 Marseille  55.3% 
 Lyon  50.0% 
 Nice  47.4% 
MLS 2013
 NY Red Bull  50.0% 
 Kansas City  50.0% 
 Portland  41.2% 
 Real Salt Lake  47.1% 

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 18

The Week 18 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 18 167 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  15,713   8  16,513     16,751     137 
 2011  16,865  7.33%  7  17,569   6.39%   17,527   4.63%   177 
 2012  19,201  13.85%  16  18,889   7.51%   18,847   7.53%   171 
 2013  21,940  14.26%  8  17,911   -5.18%   17,699   -6.09%   158 
 2014  22,762  3.75%  9  18,731   4.58%   18,731   5.83%   167 
YTD – 167 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,513     14,389    7.78%   34.13% 
 2011    17,569     17,139    8.38%   49.10% 
 2012    18,889     18,227    2.40%   55.09% 
 2013    17,911     18,029    5.99%   50.90% 
 2014    18,731     18,396    7.78%   53.29% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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MLS Mid-Season Top 20′s and More

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MLS Stat Stuff

Here is a table of the players that show consistency when on the offensive.
Each of the tables are based on a top 20 points per 90 minutes basis with a minimum of 700 minutes played.

The first table lists those players with current consecutive streaks of being in the top 20 of points per 90 through 2013.

You can generate your own Top 20 in Points, Goals, or Assists per 90 minutes for any season in league history on the MLS Player Statistics page of this site.

Current Streaks in Top 20
Team  Player Min G A Pts Pts per 90 Status Season
 SJ  Donovan  1,882   12   6   30   1.435     2003 
 SJ  Donovan  2,018   6   10   22   0.981     2004 
 LA  Donovan  1,886   12   10   34   1.622     2005 
 LA  Donovan  2,147   12   8   32   1.341     2006 
 LA  Donovan  2,191   8   13   29   1.191     2007 
 LA  Donovan  2,136   20   9   49   2.065     2008 
 LA  Donovan  2,152   12   6   30   1.255     2009 
 LA  Donovan  2,141   7   16   30   1.261     2010 
 LA  Donovan  1,915   12   3   27   1.269   DP  2011 
 LA  Donovan  2,256   9   14   32   1.277   DP  2012 
 LA  Donovan  1,874   10   9   29   1.393   DP  2013 
 RSL  Saborio  1,988   12   4   28   1.268     2010 
 RSL  Saborio  1,928   11   2   24   1.120   DP  2011 
 RSL  Saborio  2,390   17   3   37   1.393   DP  2012 
 RSL  Saborio  1,346   12   2   26   1.738   DP  2013 
 LA  Keane  2,519   16   9   41   1.465   DP  2012 
 LA  Keane  1,980   16   11   43   1.955   DP  2013 
 FCD  Perez  1,705   9   4   22   1.161   DP  2012 
 FCD  Perez  2,019   11   3   25   1.114   DP  2013 
 CLB  Higuain  1,004   5   7   17   1.524   DP  2012 
 CLB  Higuain  1,980   11   9   31   1.076   DP  2013 
 SEA  E Johnson  2,120   14   3   31   1.316     2012 
 SEA  E Johnson  1,725   9   2   20   1.043     2013 
 NE  Sene  1,934   11   3   25   1.163   DP  2012 
 NE  Sene  1,218   5   5   15   1.108   DP  2013 

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Soccer Potpourri

From Peter

    I know some of these articles might be a little dated(in this up to the second digital world). But life has gotten in the way, as it tends to do from time to time, so I haven’t been able to post as often as I might like. Still, I think these pieces remain interesting and time does not dilute their substance.

MLS

Lower Divisions

Interesting Reads

The Business of Soccer

The Dark Side