Strong slate of games in Major League Soccer on a weekend with soccer coming from all angles. The US Women played against South Korea at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. The Confederations Cup was front and center on the ESPN networks, with matches featuring prominent teams from Brazil, Spain and Mexico. The NWSL was also on display as the new league continues its steady showing around the country. Before we get to the MLS attendance, one note about the NWSL. The league has finally announced its national tv schedule for the relationship with Fox. FOX Soccer is set to televise one game per week over the final six weeks of the season with each club appearing at least once on national television, leading up to the NWSL Playoff. The broadcasts will begin on July 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET.
On to MLS, where Jeld-Wen saw its usual 20k plus sell out as part of the national tv game on ESPN2. The match was fairly exciting and the Timbers Army was in full throat making for a grand spectacle on the WorldWide Leader. The Crew pulled a huge 18k plus crowd at home. DC United managed a crowd of just under 14k for their battle of cellar dwellers. Given the fate of DC this season, big crowds will be a challenge as the season moves forward. Colorado managed a crowd of just over 15k at DSG. There have been some big numbers at DSG, but given the weather and the teams, this number falls slightly short of expectations. No small crowd at BC Place for the Whitecaps barn burner with the Revs. More than 20k were in attendance for an exciting matchup between the resurgent Revs and high flying Whitecaps.
Filed under: Uncategorized |