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    Take Me Out to the Ballgame, my weekly MLS attendance report, will not post on Monday after Week 8 as I will be otherwise occupied. I will post it along with Week 9 sometime around April 29 or 30.
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Worth Special Mention

  • Juventus finished the Serie A season unbeaten
  • Real Madrid finished with 100 pts(38 games) and a goal differential of 89. To put that into perspective, Man City had the next best numbers of the ‘big’ Euro leagues, with 89 points and a GD of 64.

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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 

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