Wednesday, August 5, 2009
MLS 2009 Attendance stats week 21
A quick update on attendance stats. Not too much change since Mr Becks was on duty in an international LA Galaxy friendly against world powerhouse Barcelona. Decent attendance in Chicago and Houston. Dallas got into the 5 digits for once. With Kenny Cooper gone and the transfer window closing soon Dallas will need to find a way to attract more fans to the stands.
Elsewhere in MLS this week is the apparent inability of our league to win in the Concachampions (Concacaf Champions League). DCU got through on penalties and Toronto couldn't get past USL side Puerto Rico islanders. Sad indeed. Full credit to the Islanders, though. DCU's schedule is extremely full from here on out and that might impede it from trully performing at a good level in all competitions. Partly to blame is MLS for not allowing more reserve players instead of the current 24 per team. This may need revision.
Stay tuned for thoughts and analysis of Josmer (Jozy) Altidore's move to Hull City of the Premier League.