Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Fans finally turn out in Rochester
May 23rd, 2011 1:37AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  wps

MOST COMMENTED

[WPS]Women's Professional Soccer is not dead. The Western New York Flash drew 8,076 fans at Sahlen Stadium for the return of Abby Wambach to Rochester for its 3-0 win over magicJack. The battle of unbeaten teams drew the largest crowd for a stand-alone WPS game since WPS's opening game in 2009.

Swede Caroline Seger stole the show, scoring two goals to lead the Flash past magicJack.

The expansion Flash had drawn only 5,240 fans for its first three home games. Five of the league's first 11 games had attracted fewer than 2,000 fans.

Boston drew 6,128 fans for its 1-1 tie with Philadelphia on Sunday.



0 comments
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: May 23, 2011 at 10:56 a.m.
    Here is a deal WPS can do to enhance its attendances. Send Wamback to her home town Rochester where fans always show up in a big number for her game even with the national team. In return, WPS can try Marta in South Florida. It is more likely that the large Latino fans, in particular the Brazilian, of Florida would show up to watch Marta.
  1. Glenn Maddock
    commented on: May 23, 2011 at 5:20 p.m.
    I wish that were true, but the latino fans of South Florida dont show up for anything except Men's national team games from other countries, or major club teams from Europe. If MLS and the NASL cant get any fans in SoFL, then WPS never will. MagicJack was moved from DC to Boca because it's the owners home town, not because there is any interest there.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Week 13: Results & Standings    
Saturday's MLS action featured a pair of hat tricks by Bradley Wright-Phillips (3-0 win for the ...
Messi Update: Argentine star moving uncomfortably but no broken bones    
Lionel Messi injured his back and ribs in a Copa Centenario warmup game for Argentina against ...
Copa Centenario: Castillo replaces Chandler on U.S. roster    
The USA has called in Edgar Castillo to replace Timmy Chandler on its roster for the ...
MLS Countdown: Kaka recalled by Brazil for Centenario    
The announcement came a day too late to benefit the Philadelphia Union, but Orlando City midfielder ...
U.S. Abroad: Gonzalez's Pachuca has edge in Liga MX final    
Omar Gonzalez, who was passed over for a spot on the U.S. Copa Centenario team, started ...
BeIN Sports adds special Copa Centenario coverage    
One vital aspect of soccer's increased television exposure is how events are treated by non-rights holders ...
USA-Bolivia: Will youth movement continue?    
Christian Pulisic has already impressed his coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, enough that he's in contention to start ...
What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore    
"When Haiti qualified, I just thought it'd be a cool thing, because they haven't qualified for ...
TV Report: Fox network twinbill draws 1,613,000 viewers    
Last Saturday's FA Cup-MLS doubleheader on Fox reached a combined 1,613,000 viewers. Manchester United's 2-1 overtime ...
Concacaf turns to NBA for new CEO    
In another step to rehabilitate itself after five years of scandal, Concacaf hired Philippe Moggio out ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives