Friday, January 2, 2009
Thank you from FutbolUSA
Hello, everyone. I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this website a popular blog with frequent visitors. So far I've been able to attract anywhere from 600-1000 hits every month through my commentary and in-depth statistical analysis of MLS attendance. Why do I do the attendance? I like to remind myself that the league has space to grow and, like many MLS fans out there, I want to see full stadiums to get the full effect and show that soccer really does have a place in this country. I also feel the graphics paint a good picture of how crowds view the game and maybe influence future practices such as skipping the sweltering summertime temperatures that our players go through or even show the exciting effect that new venues have in place of cavernous NFL stadiums. I'm excited by the prospect of Red Bull Arena later this year in what I hope will be a new soccer cathedral worthy of second-place New York Red Bulls and a new venue for our national team. Looking ahead to this year presents Seattle's entry into MLS, Freddie Ljundberg and other potential DPs throughout the league, MLS exports like Landon Donovan (Bayern Munich), the closing of World Cup qualifying throughout the world, the Confederations Cup in South Africa with an American presence for the first time, continental tourneys like Concachampions, Champions League and Libertadores. So a happy New Year to all and a thank you for making futbolusa.net possible.