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 catch playoff fever
by Mike Woitalla, November 8th, 2011 12:42AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS ATTENDANCE] The second half-dozen playoff games, which included four midweek games, averaged 23,935 as five games hit the 20,000 mark.

The first six playoff games, which included two midweek wild-card games, averaged 14,115 fans. The average for all 12 was 19,025. The 2011 regular season average was a record 17,872.

In the second week of postseason play, midweek games – the second legs of the quarterfinals (conference semifinals) -- drew well:

Kansas City-Colorado 18,565
Seattle-Real Salt Lake 36,021
Houston-Philadelphia 24,749
Los Angeles-New York 20,000
(home team listed first)

The semifinals – conference finals settled by a single game hosted by the higher seed – saw Kansas City draw its highest crowd since it moved into Livestrong Sporting Park in June. A standing-room only crowd of 20,839 witnessed the 2-0 loss to Houston. (KC averaged 17,810 in the regular season.)

Los Angeles, for its 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake, drew 23,437. The Galaxy’s regular-season attendance average was 23,335.

Los Angeles hosts Houston in MLS Cup 2011 at the Home Depot Center Nov. 20. It will be the first time the MLS Cup host has reached the final since New England hosted and lost to L.A. in 2002. D.C. United’s 2-0 win over Colorado in 1997 marked the only other time the host reached the final.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
College soccer returns on NSCAATV in 2014    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The "NSCAA College Soccer Special presented by Continental Tire" will return for ...
Ibrahimovic scores wonder goal in Hong Kong    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the summer off because Sweden missed the World Cup, but ...
Sweet goal from Lewandowski as Bayern preps for U.S. tour     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazos] Bayern Munich, which faces the MLS All-Stars Aug. 6, has been getting some ...
2014 PDL All-Conference Teams    
[AWARDS] Golden Boot winner Dzenan Catic (16 goals) is among three Michigan Bucks players named to ...
Julian Green is happy where he is    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Should he stay or should he go? At 19 and still without any Bundesliga ...
Sacramento shatters USL PRO attendance mark    
[CROWD COUNT] After only nine games, Sacramento Republic FC has broken the USL PRO season attendance ...
U.S. U-17s fall to host Denmark    
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-17 national team lost its opening game at the Open Nordic ...
Nothing but net for Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] In our latest addition of soccer players excelling at other sports ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"It's been sort of a strange rhythm ... it's going to be a hectic August for ...
Manchester City romps before record Pittsburgh crowd    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] English clubs made it three-for-three in the Guinness International Champions Cup as Manchester City ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives