Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
Roster: U.S. U-17 girls head to camp     
Twenty-four players have been named to a 24-player U.S. U-17 girls national team squad by Coach ...
Video Pick: All 11 players in on England U-21 goal    
England beat Germany 3-2 in a U-21 friendly earlier this week. James Ward-Prowse scored the gamewinner ...
What They're Saying: Raheem Sterling    
"It's not about the money at all. ... I talk about winning trophies throughout my career. ...
What They're Saying: Florida state senator Jeremy Ring    
"My guess is every one of you has seen a coach, a parent-coach, on the other ...
MLS adds to Fred suspension    
For the second week in a row, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has added a game to ...
Mexico and Argentina friendlies average 56,500    
Just how strong is the U.S. market for international soccer? Mexico and Argentina both played two ...
Road to Russia: Kluivert's Curacao advances    
Former Dutch great Patrick Kluivert has led Curacao to the second World Cup 2018 qualifying round ...
Klinsmann, ever the optimist, refuses to buckle    
Another blown lead didn't prevent U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his players from finding positives ...
Video Pick: Soccer meets 'Game of Thrones'     
Does Brek Shea look like Brienne of Tarth? Lionel Messi like Bran Stark? You can be ...
What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore    
"I want to apologize to our fans and my teammates. Emotion got the best of me ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives