The Monday After

Full slate of games from a weekend that included both National Teams in action and Major League Soccer games starting in mid-week.  Before we get to attendance, here are a couple of other business stories from the last couple of days.  We’ll start in WPS, where the league has announced a partnership with A3 Sports Consulting.  According to the WPS press release, the Texas based company will “collaborate with WPS to develop new and innovative marketing and ticketing initiatives for the duration of the 2011 season.”

In Philly, the Union have started taking deposits for 2012 season tickets. A place on the list requires a $50 non-refundable deposit.  The waiting list entitles fans to get in line behind current partial season ticket holders in gaining access 2012 season seats.  The team is still offering 9 game packs to 2011 games.

In MLS attendance news, Chivas hosted a mid-week tilt against Vancouver with almost 12k in attendance.  On Friday night, more than 20k were at the Home Depot Center for a Galaxy home game.  On Saturday, more than 20k were in attendance at Red Bull Arena, almost 20k were in Toronto and almost 14k in Chicago.  Dallas saw just over 10k for their defeat of the Revs, 15k in Salt Lake City and just under 13k at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.  Chivas had more than 14k for their Saturday night game while San Jose had just over 9k for their 2-0 win.

In National Team games, more than 64k were in attendance for Spain’s trouncing of the US Men at Foxboro, a record for Gillette Stadium.  At Red Bull Arena, just under 6k saw the US Women defeat Mexico in a World Cup tune-up match.