Chelsea v Seattle – What to look for

I've been asked a bunch by my non-soccer fans what to expect from today's friendly vs Chelsea.  Here are a few thoughts about what "success" looks like, in no particular order. A sellout crowd - Weekend afternoons in July are a premium in Seattle, especially sunny 90 degree ones.  So to get 65,000 people to spend one of them watching an …

A Good Article on Community Stadiums

With the Sounders selling out their entire season, it's easy to forget that the rest of the MLS is not sharing the same attendance success. BigSoccer.com has a good article about how Frisco, TX (suburn of Dallas), used their MLS squad as a way to get an entire community complex developed, and how everything works together in a nice synergy.  P…

MLS Attendance, Week 2

28,548 - Seattle Sounders - Qwest Field 15,895 - DC United - RFK Memorial Stadium  14,686 - Columbus Crew - Columbus Crew Stadium  12,462 - New York Red Bulls - Giants Stadium  11,885 - Colorodao Rapids - Dick's Sporting Goods Park 9,177   - San Jose Earthquakes - Buck Shaw Stadium 6,524   - FC Dallas - …