Monday After

I’ll start with a “stay safe” wish to all of you.  I know that many of my readers are along the East Cost/Mid-Atlantic corridors with Sandy taking dead aim.   Here in Hartford, we had 10 days of power outages last October and may have the same this time around, but the worst of the storm may be elsewhere.   To those of you in Sandy’s path, stay safe.

Bit of a programming note from my end.  Presuming power goes down, there will likely be some down time for Footiebusiness.  Hopefully we will back up as the playoffs get started.

One final note.  Media voting for the end of season awards ends on Tuesday and I logged my votes tonight.  I will discuss those at a later date, but once again the “business” award for best front office was no longer one of the categories.  I will conduct my own version of that award sometime in November.

On to attendance for the final week of the season, which started with a mid-week match in Kansas City before almost 19,500 at LiveStrong Sporting Park.   The Saturday games started with more than 18,500 at PPL for the Red Bulls/Union match.  The solid crowds continued with almost 20k in Montreal for the final game of the Impact’s inaugural season.  Chicago crept past the 20k mark for their final regular season home match with a play-in game looming on the horizon.

Portland finished a disappointing season on the field with another full house at Jeld-Wen. The 20k crowds continued with an uninspired 0-0 draw at Rio Tinto on Saturday.  Colorado finished its season with a win before more than 15k at DSG Park.  A similar crowd filled Crew Stadium to see the home team pull off a win over bottom dwellers TFC.