Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America 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
Fans finally turn out in Rochester
May 23rd, 2011 1:37AM

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
Tab Ramos: U.S. Soccer values Hugo Perez     
[U.S. SOCCER] Tab Ramos, U.S. Soccer's Youth Technical Director, said that the Federation's decision to end ...
Klinsmann calls in five new players    
[USA MEN] U.S. natonal team coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his 22-player squad for Wednesday's match against ...
Hernandez's first Monterrey goal is Copa MX winner    
[AMERICANS ABOARD] Monterrey striker Alonso Hernandez, a late addition to the 2013 U.S. U-20 World Cup ...
Donovan shines as Galaxy romps    
[MLS: Week 25] Outplayed from the opening kickoff, D.C. United crumbled under a constant onslaught and ...
Landon's 141st: from the penalty spot    
[VIDEO PICK: Donovan Scoring Record] Landon Donovan added to his all-time MLS scoring record with a ...
Concacaf Champions League scoreboard    
[WEEK 3: Wednesday] Leon, the 2014 Mexican Clausura champion, needed a goal from Mauro Boselli in ...
Moti's exploits propel Ludogorets into group stage    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Romanian defender Cosmin Moti got his 15 minutes of fame -- and a ...
NWSL's Year 2 attendance drops 3 percent    
[CROWD COUNT] NWSL attendance dropped from 4,270 fans a game in 2013 to 4,139 fans in ...
The 2015 season lengthened, games reduced    
[NWSL] The NWSL will reduce its 2015 regular-season schedule by four games to 20 games and ...
What They're Saying: AJ DeLaGarza    
"It's important for me to help other families who are in need more than I am. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives