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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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Midweek MLS, CCL Champs League

MLS

Club Tournaments

Interesting Reads

  • If you read a lot of articles about soccer, and let’s face it, you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t, you’ve often seen pieces done in the US on why MLS clubs don’t take the US Open Cup or CONCACAF Champions League seriously. Fielding weakened teams is often the case as clubs put a priority on league play. Well, it was good to run into this piece on the same issue for English Premier Clubs: It’s Time for Premier League to Take the Carling Cup More Seriously


News and Views – Mon-Tues Aug 30-31

MLS

Club Tournaments

Interesting Reads

Player Moves

  • A flurry of moves as the summer transfer window closed. Some ‘big name’ movers… Camoranesi, Gudjohnson, Van der Vaart, Robinho, Pennant, 
  • Goal.com’s Transfer page

The Business of Soccer


After the Weekend Aug 28-29

MLS

Club Tournaments

Interesting Reads

Player Moves


News and Views from Fri Aug 13

MLS

US Pyramid

Around the World


News and Views from Thur Aug 5

MLS

Club Tournaments

Interesting Reads


News and Views from Fri Jul 30

MLS

USA Soccer Stuff

 Around the World and other Stuff

Player Moves

The Business of Soccer


News and Views Jul 28-29

MLS

USA Soccer Stuff

Around the World and other Stuff

Club Tourneys

Player Moves

The Business of Soccer


News and Views from Jul 26-27

MLS

Around the World and other Stuff

Club Tourneys

Player Moves

The Business of Soccer


News and Views from Tue Jul 20

MLS

Club Tourneys

 Around the World and other Stuff

Player Moves