Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
MLS enjoys attendance boost
August 21st, 2007 9:15AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

Last weekend's six MLS games averaged nearly 26,000 fans, upping the leaguewide attendance average to 15,836. The highest regular-season attendance since the inaugural season's 17,406 was 15,822 in 2002. Last weekend's biggest crowd was the 66,237 at the Beckham game at New York Red Bull, but games at Toronto, Columbus, Salt Lake and Houston had announced attendance of more than 18,000. ... Luciano Emilio's goal against Columbus upped his league-leading total to 14. ... New York's five goals against L.A. upped its goal-per-game production to a league-leading 1.70.

MLS STATISTICS (through Aug. 19)
ATTENDANCE

Team: average home attendance
Los Angeles: 22,586
D.C. United: 20,940
Toronto FC: 20,098
New York: 16,543
New England: 16,277
Real Salt Lake: 16,225
Houston: 14,879
Colorado: 14,821
FC Dallas: 14,696
Chicago: 14,685
Columbus: 13,510
Chivas USA: 13,013
Kansas City: 9,444
Leaguewide: 129 games, 2,042,790 fans for 15,836.


STANDINGS
Eastern Conference
Team W-L-T PTS

New England 11-5-6 39
D.C. United 10-6-3 33
New York 10-7-3 33
Kansas City 8-7-5 29
Columbus 6-7-8 26
Chicago 6-8-5 23
Toronto FC 5-11-5 20

Western Conference
Team W-L-T PTS

Houston 11-7-4 37
FC Dallas 11-7-3 36
Chivas USA 9-6-3 30
Colorado 6-9-6 24
Los Angeles 3-8-5 14
Real Salt Lake 2-10-6 12

SCHEDULE (home team first, times ET)
Wednesday, Aug. 22

D.C. United-New York, 7:30 pm.
Kansas City-Chicago, 8 pm.
Thursday, Aug. 23
Los Angeles-Chivas USA, 10 pm.
Saturday, Aug. 25
New England-New York, 7:30 pm.
Toronto FC-D.C. United, 7:30 pm.
Houston-Columbus, 8:30 pm.
Chicago-Kansas City, 8:30 pm.
Sunday, Aug. 26
Colorado-Los Angeles, 7 pm.
Chivas USA-Real Salt Lake, 9 pm.


WEEK 19 RESULTS
Thursday, Aug. 16

Colorado 3 New England 0
Saturday, Aug. 18
Toronto FC 0 Chivas USA 2
Columbus 0 D.C. United 2
New York 5 Los Angeles 4
Real Salt Lake 0 Chicago 2
Sunday, Aug. 18
Houston 1 FC Dallas 0
Kansas City 0 New England 1

LEADING SCORERS
Player (team) GP G

Emilio (D.C. United) 19 14
Johnson (Kansas City) 14 12
Angel (New York) 14 12
Twellman (New England) 19 10
Galindo (Chivas USA) 17 8
Altidore (New York) 15 7
Ching (Houston) 17 7
Dorman (New England) 22 7

GOALSCORING AVERAGE
Team: goals scored per game

New York: 1.70
D.C. United: 1.68
Kansas City: 1.60
New England: 1.59
Chivas USA: 1.44
FC Dallas: 1.33
Houston: 1.32
Los Angeles: 1.31
Columbus: 1.19
Colorado: 0.95
Chicago: 0.95
Toronto FC: 0.86
Real Salt Lake: 0.78
Leaguewide goals per game average: 2.57 goals per game.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
NWSL teams allocated Canadian players    
Six newly allocated Canada national team players -- players subsidized by the Canadian Soccer Association -- ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"I don't think we have that many ills to cure to begin with. There are no ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 8)    
Columbus Crew SC waived former U.S. U-20 Romain Gall and Jamaican center back Sergio Campbell. Gall ...
Report: News Revs DP signing Kouassi out 6-9 months    
Ivorian midfielder Xavier Kouassi, acquired as a Designated Player to fill in the slot held by ...
Heavy U.S. influence in Concacaf women's qualifying    
The Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship begins Wednesday in Texas with two berths in the Rio ...
Arguments behind latest legal sparks in U.S. women's suit    
U.S. Soccer and the Women's National Soccer Team Players Association were back in Federal court on ...
What They're Saying: Cristiano Ronaldo    
"I want to stay here two more years. The two years I'm talking about take me ...
Video Pick: Top 5 Bundesliga Goals of the Week     
Szabolcs Huszti (Eintracht Frankfurt), Havard Nordtveit (Bourssia M'Gladbach), Johannes Geis (Schalke 04), Nicolai Mueller (Hamburg SV) ...
Mexican Olympic team calls up FC Dallas keeper    
Jesse Gonzalez, who won FC Dallas' starting goalkeeper spot last August, is in camp with Mexico's ...
U.S. U-19 men lose to short-handed Canary Islands    
The U.S. U-19 men's national team (1998s) lost, 1-0, to the Canary Islands, which played the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives