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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012
[MLS ATTENDANCE] MLS hit the 6 million mark for the first time in its 17-year history and set a regular-season attendance average record of 18,807. Seattle led the league for the fourth straight season and 11 teams saw an increase over last season. For 2012 attendance rankings and MLS attendance ... Read the whole story
[BY THE NUMBERS] The San Jose Earthquakes, winners of the 2012 Supporters' Shield, led all teams with an increase in 29 points from its 2011 point total. The top four movers -- San Jose, D.C. United, Vancouver and Chicago -- all made the 2012 playoffs after missing out on the ... Read the whole story
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The goals-per-game average in the 2012 was 2.64 -- an increase over the 2011 average of 2.58 and the highest since 2008, but the sixth lowest in MLS's 17 seasons. The San Jose Earthquakes scored the most in 2012. For MLS scoring history and a worldwide comparison. ... Read the whole story
[MLS SCHEDULE: Playoffs] As many as 14 of the 15 MLS playoff games will air on national television, including two on NBC. The playoffs begin Wednesday when the Chicago Fire hosts the Houston Dynamo in a play-in game. The Los Angeles Galaxy plays the Vancouver Whitecaps in the other play-in ... Read the whole story
[BALLON D'OR: Breakdown] Spain leads all countries with seven players on the 23-player shortlist for the 2012 Ballon d'Or released by FIFA and France Football. Twelve finalists play in La Liga, including six from Real Madrid and five from Barcelona, including Lionel Messi, winner of the last three awards. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Penalty kicks at the U-17 Women's World cup provided a moment of levity, for those off the field, during this quarterfinal from Azerbaijan 2012. Read the whole story


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"Adam Chapman, like this good dad he is, was making his baby some milk and he managed to shake the bottle up and down, but he didn't put the lid back on properly. He burnt his chest and had to go to hospital for a check up. He's burnt all his nipple. It's an unusual injury, but he's managed to play the game."-- Oxford United coach Chris Wilder explains that striker Adam Chapman was able to help his team beat Wycombe, 3-1, despite burning his nipple on the eve of last Sunday's game. (BBC) ...More


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