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In Montreal, Soccer outdraws the Expos.: Last night the Montreal Impact became first-ever A-League team to outdraw a Major League Baseball team in the same market on the same night. 6,354 fans watched the Impact draw 0-0 with Rochester at Claude Robillard Stadium in comparison to the 4,147 who watched the Montreal Exposí at Olympic Stadium.

posted by timberlog to soccer at 10:57 AM on September 13, 2002 - 3 comments

The new Seattle Seahawks Stadium saw its first competitive game this weekend: Öbut it wasn't football (at least not the US kind!). Soccer, in the form of, first the Vancouver Breakers and Seattle Sounders Select Women, and then the corresponding A-League menís teams the Whitecaps and the Sounders.

posted by timberlog to soccer at 11:30 AM on July 30, 2002 - 4 comments

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In Montreal, Soccer outdraws the Expos.

Of course that opens up another can of worms entirely...how sports teams announce their attendance. Personally I have no problem with the "paid tickets + comp tickets=attendance" method, but i'd like to also see the actual number through the turnstile, sitting in seats, watching the game quoted too.

posted by timberlog at 12:34 PM on September 13, 2002

In Montreal, Soccer outdraws the Expos.

The Impact have been doing something right this season...on the field and off. Attendances have been steadily increasing all year and the team has made the A-League playoffs. Although it's not really comparing apples with apples since, with the greater number of baseball games in a season, the Expos total attendance is much higher (and therefore so is the all important revenue!) it's still an interesting story. Also an article on the players reaction to the large crowds.

posted by timberlog at 11:02 AM on September 13, 2002

The new Seattle Seahawks Stadium saw its first competitive game this weekend

The Sounders are having a great season as well...(W-D-L 18-0-2) and have out-scored everyone else in the A-League. Pity they have to play the rest of their games in Memorial Stadium though.

posted by timberlog at 12:23 PM on July 30, 2002

The new Seattle Seahawks Stadium saw its first competitive game this weekend

As a side note, the attendance (25,515) was a record for an A-League game.

posted by timberlog at 11:37 AM on July 30, 2002

Round three of the US Open Cup kicked off yesterday

Hmmm somehow lost those!! http://www.geocities.com/hrmarinersfan/ http://seattlepitch.tripod.com/matches/2002/jul17.html

posted by timberlog at 12:11 PM on July 18, 2002

Round three of the US Open Cup kicked off yesterday

A couple of match reports from A-League fan sites:

posted by timberlog at 12:10 PM on July 18, 2002

Liverpool lose to Bayer Leverkusen...4-2. 4-3 on aggregate.

For those who watch Fox Sports World, you might be interested in the schedule for A-League (part of the USL-United Soccer Leagues) games this season. http://www.uslsoccer.com/eng/other/foxusltvsched.jsp The quality of soccer can be pretty good (some would argue close to MLS for some of the teams) and you can see the odd ex- or pre- MLS player, recently signed college players and even some non-US international players. Dave

posted by timberlog at 11:25 AM on April 11, 2002

Liverpool lose to Bayer Leverkusen...4-2. 4-3 on aggregate.

Of course Samsonov14 is right that soccer is largely ignored in the States, but some hardy souls DO go out each week (and in some cases week in-week out) to watch the game. Average MLS home attendance was just under 15,000 last year and this year (with 10 sides, contracted from 12) the numbers will probably be slightly higher...although the poor people of Florida have to do without! A-League (also a pro league) averaged just under the 3,000 mark with 21 teams in 2001. Add in D3, the WUSA , the MISL (indoor) and other local leagues and the numbers watching and playing soccer each week could be surprising to some I expect. Dave

posted by timberlog at 05:25 PM on April 10, 2002

Timeouts In Soccer!?!?

Actually the news is pretty good for soccer on TV in the US. The agreement between SUM (Soccer United Marketing) and ABC/ESPN stretches through 2006 and includes the FIFA Men's World Cup for 2002 and 2006, the 2002-2006 MLS Seasons and the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup. Also for those interested in more US soccer, Fox Sports World recently announced that they would be showing 25 USL (21 A-league games, and finals from the D3, PDL, W, and Super-Y leagues). Exciting news for those of us interested in soccer here in the US.

posted by timberlog at 09:47 PM on March 06, 2002

Timeouts In Soccer!?!?

There was a deal announced back in Jan stating that all the games will be shown live on cable. Just means getting up early or staying up late! Most games are on ESPN2, some on ESPN and the final on ABC. Only a handfull (10 or so I think) are being replayed.

posted by timberlog at 05:41 PM on March 06, 2002