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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 6

The Week 6 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 6 52 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  15,552   8  16,664     16,818     45 
 2011  16,439  5.70%  8  17,459   4.77%   17,372   3.29%   55 
 2012  19,009  15.63%  9  19,653   12.57%   19,480   12.13%   53 
 2013  14,911  -21.56%  7  17,812   -9.37%   17,390   -10.73%   49 
 2014  17,311  16.10%  9  18,481   3.76%   18,481   6.28%   52 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 52 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,664     14,273    15.38%   36.54% 
 2011    17,459     18,087    9.62%   51.92% 
 2012    19,653     18,501    1.92%   57.69% 
 2013    17,812     17,299    7.69%   48.08% 
 2014    18,481     18,448    5.77%   55.77% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 5

The Week 5 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 5 43 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  12,592   8  16,399     17,092     37 
 2011  16,625  32.03%  11  17,773   8.38%   17,531   2.57%   47 
 2012  16,631  0.04%  9  19,556   10.03%   19,576   11.67%   44 
 2013  15,122  -9.07%  8  17,831   -8.82%   17,803   -9.06%   42 
 2014  17,578  16.24%  9  18,726   5.02%   18,726   5.19%   43 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 43 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    16,399     14,322    13.95%   37.21% 
 2011    17,773     18,122    9.30%   51.16% 
 2012    19,556     18,466    2.33%   55.81% 
 2013    17,831     18,075    9.30%   51.16% 
 2014    18,726     18,651    6.98%   55.81% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 4

The Week 4 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 4 34 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  18,022   8  17,340     18,333     29 
 2011  17,318  -3.91%  9  18,107   4.42%   17,808   -2.87%   36 
 2012  18,812  8.63%  9  20,538   13.43%   20,334   14.19%   35 
 2013  14,663  -22.06%  8  18,434   -10.25%   18,434   -9.34%   34 
 2014  17,498  19.34%  9  19,030   3.23%   19,030   3.23%   34 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 34 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    17,340     15,231    14.71%   44.12% 
 2011    18,107     18,362    11.76%   55.88% 
 2012    20,538     19,009    2.94%   61.76% 
 2013    18,434     18,077    8.82%   52.94% 
 2014    19,030     18,448    8.82%   55.88% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 2

The Week 2 numbers look like this…(note there will be no post next week)

5 year comparison
  Week 2 16 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  21,275   5  19,375     19,211     13 
 2011  17,202  -19.15%  9  20,045   3.45%   19,225   0.07%   19 
 2012  23,386  35.95%  10  21,272   6.12%   21,107   9.79%   17 
 2013  15,938  -31.85%  8  18,230   -14.30%   17,777   -15.78%   17 
 2014  19,167  20.26%  8  20,148   10.52%   20,148   13.34%   16 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 16 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    19,375     18,425    6.25%   56.25% 
 2011    20,045     18,988    0.00%   68.75% 
 2012    21,272     19,426    6.25%   56.25% 
 2013    18,230     18,119    12.50%   62.50% 
 2014    20,148     19,987    12.50%   75.00% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 1

Welcome to the 6th year of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’. With that said, as I mentioned in my December 2013 post, “In my opinion, attendance is no longer a benchmark for the progression of the league. MLS has crossed that threshold and now needs to establish a real presence in the TV market. “.
I’m not sure how often I’m going to post attendance stats. Quarterly at the least. Look for more posts on TV ratings and their effect on salary caps in the new CBA(collective bargaining agreement).

The Week 1 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 1 8 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2010  17,921   8  17,921     17,921     8 
 2011  21,046  17.43%  10  21,046   17.44%   21,046   17.43%   10 
 2012  17,851  -15.18%  7  17,851   -15.18%   17,851   -15.18%   7 
 2013  19,411  8.74%  9  19,411   8.74%   19,411   8.74%   9 
 2014  21,130  8.86%  8  21,130   8.86%   21,130   8.86%   8 
2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-14 323 Game Season
YTD – 8 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2010    17,921     16,095    12.50%   50.00% 
 2011    21,616     19,765    0.00%   87.50% 
 2012    18,174     18,376    0.00%   50.00% 
 2013    20,521     20,072    12.50%   87.50% 
 2014    21,130     20,837    12.50%   75.00% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2013:

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6th Annual Pundits’ MLS Prediction Post

Crystal Ball

Starters

This is the 6th year that I’ve posted the collated predictions by pundits of the soccersphere. The first two years I was posting for MLS Talk.

For MLS attendance geeks, check out the MLS Attendance page on OLR. Every regular season game in the history of MLS is in the database. It’s not perfect and if you have suggestions on how to improve it, please let me know. Thanks for reading and happy MLS’ing.

Goal.com: Staff members from Goal USA and Goal Canada have provided their projections ahead of the 19th Major League Soccer campaign.

  • Pro Soccer Talk: A glut of 2014 season preview info
  • Guardian: MLS 2014 season preview
  • MLSSoccer: 2014 Roster Rules

  • First, how they finished in 2013 – PPG=Points Per Game – GFA=Goals For Average – GAA=Goals Against Average

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    MLS 2013 Top 20 Points, Goals, Assists per 90

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    With the 2014 MLS season fast approaching, here’s a look at the top offensive performers from last season.(Goals=2 points, Assists=1 point)


    Final Top 20 lists for Points, Goals and Assists per 90 minutes for the 2013 MLS season.


    Check top 20′s for any season on the MLS Player Statistics Page.

    2013 Players with 700 minutes minimum – Top 20 Points Per 90
     Team  Player  Mins  Goals  Assists  Points  Pts per 90  Status
     LA  Keane  1980   16   11   43   1.955   DP
     VAN  Sanvezzo  2418   22   6   50   1.861   
     RSL  Saborio  1346   12   2   26   1.738   DP
     VAN  Manneh  764   6   2   14   1.649   GR
     CHI  Magee  2793   21   4   46   1.482   
     KC  Kamara  1022   7   2   16   1.409   
     LA  Donovan  1874   10   9   29   1.393   DP
     MTL  Di Vaio  2746   20   2   42   1.377   DP
     POR  Valeri  2277   10   13   33   1.304   DP
     NE  Agudelo  1402   9   2   20   1.284   
     RSL  Garcia  996   5   4   14   1.265   
     SEA  Martins  1466   8   4   20   1.228   DP
     NE  Fagundez  2427   13   7   33   1.224   HG
     NY  Sam  814   5   1   11   1.216   
     POR  Johnson  1770   9   4   22   1.119   
     DAL  Perez  2019   11   3   25   1.114   DP
     NE  Sene  1218   5   5   15   1.108   
     NY  Cahill  2243   11   5   27   1.083   DP
     CLB  Higuain  2592   11   9   31   1.076   DP
     SEA  Johnson  1725   9   2   20   1.043   

    2013 Players with 700 minutes minimum – Top 20 Goals per 90
     Team  Player  Mins  Goals  Assists  Points  G per 90  Status
     VAN  Sanvezzo  2418   22   6   50   0.819   
     RSL  Saborio  1346   12   2   26   0.802   DP
     LA  Keane  1980   16   11   43   0.727   DP
     VAN  Manneh  764   6   2   14   0.707   GR
     CHI  Magee  2793   21   4   46   0.677   
     MTL  Di Vaio  2746   20   2   42   0.655   DP
     KC  Kamara  1022   7   2   16   0.616   
     NE  Agudelo  1402   9   2   20   0.578   
     NY  Sam  814   5   1   11   0.553   
     SEA  Martins  1466   8   4   20   0.491   DP
     DAL  Perez  2019   11   3   25   0.490   DP
     PHI  McInerney  2209   12   0   24   0.489   GA
     NE  Fagundez  2427   13   7   33   0.482   HG
     LA  Donovan  1874   10   9   29   0.480   DP
     SEA  Johnson  1725   9   2   20   0.470   
     CHV  Torres  1349   7   1   15   0.467   
     POR  R Johnson  1770   9   4   22   0.458   
     RSL  O Garcia  996   5   4   14   0.452   
     NY  Cahill  2243   11   5   27   0.441   DP
     VAN  K Miller  1643   8   1   17   0.438   DP

    2013 Players with 700 minutes minimum – Top 20 Assists per 90
     Team  Player  Mins  Goals  Assists  Points  A per 90  Status
     NY  Luyindula  863   1   7   9   0.730   
     POR  Piquionne  783   1   5   7   0.575   
     POR  Valeri  2277   10   13   33   0.514   DP
     LA  Keane  1980   16   11   43   0.500   DP
     CHI  Lindpere  1444   2   8   12   0.499   
     PHI  Le Toux  2222   3   12   18   0.486   
     VAN  Teibert  1777   2   9   13   0.456   HG
     RSL  Plata  1645   4   8   16   0.438   
     LA  Donovan  1874   10   9   29   0.432   DP
     CLB  Gaven  900   0   4   4   0.400   
     RSL  J Morales  2281   8   10   26   0.395   DP
     COL  Rivero  705   1   3   5   0.383   
     NE  Sene  1218   5   5   15   0.369   
     HOU  B Davis  2204   4   9   17   0.368   
     NY  Juninho  984   0   4   4   0.366   
     SJ  Salinas  1982   2   8   12   0.363   
     RSL  O Garcia  996   5   4   14   0.361   
     NE  Imbongo  1041   3   4   10   0.346   
     MTL  Mapp  2137   2   8   12   0.337   
     DAL  Ferreira  2419   3   9   15   0.335   DP


    Of Note:
    3 players were in the top 20 of all three categories, Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan and Olmes Garcia.
    After a slow start, Chris Wondowlowski still managed double digits in goals.
    How about Camilo Sanvezzo’s hat trick on the final day to grab the Golden Boot?


    Soccer Potpourri

    Once again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Here are links to stories that still have relevance(IMO). Some are old, some not so old.
    With MLS season approaching, I plan on being more active. I’m thinking the focus will shift away from regular attendance reports to the next great hurdle for the league, higher TV ratings and revenues. That’s certainly the pathway to raising the quality level of play. A big year, with national TV contracts up for renewal and a new CBA on the horizon.
    Hope you enjoy.


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