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Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Conference Semifinals

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The playoff numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
Conference Semifinals – 1st Leg
  Avg +/- Home Teams
 2009   10,476     Chivas  NE Revs  RSL  Seattle
 2010   19,985   90.77%   Colorado  Dallas  San Jose  Seattle
 2011   16,718   -16.35%   Colorado  Philadelphia  RSL  RBNY
 2012   25,047   49.82%   DC United  Houston  Los Angeles  Seattle
 2013   25,324   1.11%   Houston  Los Angeles  New England  Seattle
5 year comparison
Conference Semifinals – 2nd Leg
  Avg +/- Home Teams
 2009   21,526  NA  Chicago  Columbus  Houston  LA
 2010   19,871   -7.69%   Salt Lake  Columbus  New York  LA
 2011   24,834   24.97%   Houston  Kansas City  LA  Seattle
 2012   16,333   -34.23%   RBNY  RSL  San Jose  SKC
 2013   20,253   24.00%   PTL  RBNY  RSL  SKC
5 year comparison
Conference Semifinals – Both Legs
  Avg +/- Home Teams
 2009   16,001  NA  CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, LA, NE, RSL, SEA
 2010   19,928   24.55%   CLB, COL, DAL, LA, RBNY, RSL, SJ, SEA
 2011   20,776   4.25%   COL, HOU, LA, PHL, RBNY, RSL, SEA, SKC
 2012   20,690   -0.41%   DCU, HOU, LA, RBNY, RSL, SEA, SJ, SKC
 2013   22,789   10.15%   HOU, LA, NE, RBNY, PTL, RSL, SEA, SKC

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Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Conference Finals

The playoff numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
Conference Finals – 1st Leg(Only 1 leg until 2012)
  Avg +/- Home Teams
 2008   17,348     Columbus  RSL
 2009   23,548   35.74%   Chicago  Los Angeles
 2010   22,390   -4.92%   Colorado  Los Angeles
 2011   22,138   -1.12%   Sporting KC  Los Angeles
 2012   24,551   10.90%   Houston  Los Angeles
Conference Finals – 2nd Leg(Only 1 leg until 2012)
  Avg +/- Home Teams
 2008  NA
 2009 
 2010 
 2011 
 2012   32,295     DC United  Seattle

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Take Me Out to the Playoffs Conference Semis Leg 1

Welcome to the 4th edition of ‘Take Me Out to the Playoffs’.

The playoff numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
Conference Semifinals – 1st Leg
  Avg +/- Home Teams
 2008   14,245     Kansas City  New England  RBNY  RSL
 2009   10,476   -26.46%   Chivas USA  New England  RSL  Seattle
 2010   19,985   90.77%   Colorado  Dallas  San Jose  Seattle
 2011   16,718   -16.35%   Colorado  Philadelphia  RSL  RBNY
 2012   25,047   49.82%   DC United  Houston  Los Angeles  Seattle

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Soccer Potpourri

Message from Peter
Sorry if some of these are a tad dated. Computer committed suicide and I’m just getting back up and running.

Did You Know?
After going unbeaten last season, Juventus ran its unbeaten streak to 49 before losing to Inter.

MLS

Interesting Reads

The MLS 500 Club – Houston(formerly San Jose)

The charter clubs of MLS are crossing the 500 regular season ‘games played threshold’ this season. This is the ninth and final entry in this series that presents all-time records in league play.

Now I know some of you might bring up the issue that San Jose, the new expansion San Jose, has retained the records and history of the original San Jose MLS franchise(similar to the Browns in the NFL). Not me. I’m old school on this. The team of Eddie Robinson, Richard Mulrooney, Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Mullan, Pat Onstad, and Brian Ching, among others, that migrated to Houston in 2006 is a 4 time MLS Cup winner. Nothing makes me as batty as hearing some announcer discuss the 2 MLS Cups San Jose has won, referring to the current incarnation of the team.

OK, so now you know my stance and why I present the all-time record of the Houston/San Jose franchise, having played their 500th league match in their brand new ballpark, in Houston. Oh the irony.

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Soccer Potpourri with a big dose of Soccer Business

For Fun

MLS

Interesting Reads

The Business of Soccer(The terrific David Conn goes to town)


Soccer Potpourri

MLS

Interesting Reads
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Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Semifinals

MLS Cup 2011


Welcome to the 3rd edition of ‘Take Me Out to the Playoffs’.

5 year comparison
Quarterfinals Totals(both legs)
  Avg +/- Teams
 2007   17,041     CHI, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY
 2008   14,960   -12.22%   CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY, RSL
 2009   20,755   38.74%   CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, LA, NE, RSL, SEA
 2010   18,551   -10.62%   CLB, COL, DAL, LA, RBNY, RSL, SJ, SEA
 2011   20,776   11.99%   COL, HOU, LA, PHL, RBNY, RSL, SEA, SKC
Semifinals Totals
  Avg +/- Teams
 2007   20,645    NE v CHI – HOU v KC
 2008   17,348   -15.97%  CLB v CHI – RSL v RBNY
 2009   23,548   35.74%  LA v HOU – CHI v RSL
 2010   22,390   -4.92%  LA v FCD – COL v SJ
 2011   22,138   -1.12%  LA v RSL – SKC v HOU
Playoff Totals
  Avg +/- Teams
 2007   17,762   NA MLS Cup 2011
 Houston v Los Angeles
 Sun, Nov 20, 9:00pm(ET)
 2008   15,437   -13.09% 
 2009   21,314   38.07% 
 2010   19,319   -9.36% 
 2011   19,025   -1.52% 


Observations


A record crowd at Livestrong Park saw their heroes fall a game short of going to the MLS Cup final. A good crowd, but not a sellout at the Home Depot Center.


The numbers are just about even with last year. They would be higher except for the wildcard fiascos(at the gate), where the Dallas and Colorado games averaged under 9,000.


2011 MLS Cup
Semifinals
 
Sporting KC 0 Kansas City – Hillcrest Road 20,839
Houston 2 Dynamo Theory – Zach Woosley
 
Los Angeles 3 LA – Official Blog 23,437
Real Salt Lake 1 RSL Soapbox


MLS Cup Final


Houston v Los Angeles – Sun Nov 20 9:00pm ET – Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
I’ll be there. Contact me if you’d like to meet and talk footie.


peterc@overlappingrun.com





MLS Throw Ins

Cups Won
  Supporters Shield MLS Cup US Open SuperLiga* Total Years in MLS
 Chicago 1 1 4 0 6 14
 Chivas USA 0 0 0 0 0 7
 Colorado 0 1 0 0 1 16
 Columbus 3 1 1 0 5 16
 D.C. United 4 4 2 0 10 16
 FC Dallas 0 0 1 0 1 16
 Houston(SJ) 1 4 0 0 5 16
 Kansas City 1 1 1 0 3 16
 Los Angeles 4 2 2 0 8 16
 New England 0 0 1 1 2 16
 RBNY 0 0 0 0 0 16
 Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 2
 Portland 0 0 0 0 0 1
 Real Salt Lake 0 1 0 0 1 7
 San Jose 0 0 0 0 0 4
 Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 3 0 3 3
 Toronto FC 0 0 0 0 0 5
 Vancouver 0 0 0 0 0 1
 Miami 1 0 0 0 1 4
 Tampa Bay 1 0 0 0 1 6


As you can see, I am listing the ‘old San Jose’ accomplishments where they belong(IMO), with the Dynamo. I know the deal was that the Quakes would retain the ‘legacy’ of the original team, but I choose reality, i.e.; the franchise that won the cups resides in Houston.


* NA SuperLiga held 2007-2010.


They Qualified


2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League


  • Los Angeles – Supporters’ Shield – Group Stage
  • Houston – MLS Cup Participant: Winner = Group Stage – Loser = Preliminary Stage
  • Real Salt Lake – MLS Cup Participant: Winner = Group Stage – Loser = Preliminary Stage
  • Seattle – US Open Cup – Preliminary Stage


Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Quarterfinals Leg 2

MLS Cup 2011

Welcome to the 3rd edition of ‘Take Me Out to the Playoffs’. If you are adventurous, try out my new player statistics pages, but remember it’s a work in progress. All feedback will be greatly appreciated. And for historical regular season attendance records, try MLS Attendance.

The playoff numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
Quarterfinals – 1st Leg
  Avg +/- Home Teams
 2007   14,245     Chicago  Dallas  Kansas City  RBNY
 2008   10,476   -26.46%   Kansas City  New England  RBNY  RSL
 2009   19,985   90.77%   Chivas USA  New England  RSL  Seattle
 2010   17,230   -13.78%   Colorado  Dallas  San Jose  Seattle
 2011   16,718   -2.98%   Colorado  Philadelphia  RSL  RBNY
Quarterfinals – 2nd Leg
  Avg +/- Home Teams
 2007   19,838     New England  Chivas USA  Houston  DC United
 2008   19,444   -1.99%   Chicago  Columbus  Houston  Chivas USA
 2009   21,526   10.71%   Chicago  Columbus  Houston  Los Angeles
 2010   19,871   -7.69%   Salt Lake  Columbus  New York  Los Angeles
 2011   24,834   24.97%   Houston  Kansas City  Los Angeles  Seattle
 
Quarterfinals Totals(both legs)
  Avg +/- Teams
 2007   17,041     CHI, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY
 2008   14,960   -12.22%   CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY, RSL
 2009   20,755   38.74%   CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, LA, NE, RSL, SEA
 2010   18,551   -10.62%   CLB, COL, DAL, LA, RBNY, RSL, SJ, SEA
 2011   20,776   11.99%   COL, HOU, LA, PHL, RBNY, RSL, SEA, SKC
Home Playoff Games History
Teams with Home Games in 2011
   GP  Avg  < 10,000
 Colorado  16   10,162   10 
 Dallas  17   10,558   7 
 Houston  7   26,268   0 
 Kansas City  15   9,867   6 
 Los Angeles  25   19,895   1 
 New York  13   13,886   1 
 Philadelphia  1   18,539   0 
 Real Salt Lake  5   16,523   0 
 Seattle  3   35,783   0 

Observations

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Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Quarterfinals Leg 1

MLS Cup 2011

Welcome to the 3rd edition of ‘Take Me Out to the Playoffs’.

The playoff numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
Conference Semifinals – 1st Leg
  Avg +/- Home Teams
 2007   14,245     Chicago  Dallas  Kansas City  RBNY
 2008   10,476   -26.46%   Kansas City  New England  RBNY  RSL
 2009   19,985   90.77%   Chivas USA  New England  RSL  Seattle
 2010   17,230   -13.78%   Colorado  Dallas  San Jose  Seattle
 2011   16,718   -2.98%   Colorado  Philadelphia  RSL  RBNY
Home Playoff Games History
Teams with Home Games in 2011
Includes 2011
   GP  Avg  < 10,000
 Colorado  16   10,162   10 
 Dallas  17   10,558   7 
 Houston  6   26,521   0 
 Kansas City  14   9,245   6 
 Los Angeles  24   19,891   1 
 New York  13   13,886   1 
 Philadelphia  1   18,539   0 
 Real Salt Lake  4   16,388   0 
 Seattle  2   35,664   0 

Observations

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