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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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W D L Pts
I-95
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 DC United 1 1 4 4
 Philadelphia 1 1 2 4
Central
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 KC Wizards 2 2 1 8
 Toronto 1 1 2 4
 Chicago 0 1 2 1
MidWest
 Dallas 2 2 0 8
 Houston 1 2 2 5
 RSL 1 0 2 3
 Colorado 0 2 0 2
Pacific
 LA Galaxy 3 1 1 10
 SJ Quakes 2 1 2 7
 Chivas USA 1 1 1 4
 Seattle 1 1 3 4

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