Monday After

fox soccerThe big soccer story of the weekend was the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final televised live on Fox.  This was the third and final match of the tournament  televised on the main FOX network.  While the quarterfinal game managed a solid 1.2 rating, the Sunday afternoon Final will likely eclipse that number.  While Mexico would have been the dream opponent from a ratings standpoint, the Final should have a fairly impressive number.  The attendance for the match was just under 58k in Chicago.  The broadcast was presented by Chevy.   Grant Wahl completed his new role as sideline reporter for FOX.  Johnson and Wynalda were on the call.

Elsewhere, the MLS week started at BMO Field with a solid crowd of just under 18k.  The 18k+ at Red Bull Arena was treated to a cracking 4-3 match on a gorgeous day in Harrison.  The Impact manged more than 20k at Stade Saputo, continuing a solid Canadian attendance weekend.   The Rapids fell just short of 16k at DSG in Commerce City.

United’s disappointing season at the field and at the gate continued with less than 15k at RFK for their match with the Revs. Even the news of a new stadium coming to the District was not enough to lift the gate for the Black and Red.   Vancouver completed the Canadian hat trick of good attendance with a 21k sellout at BC Place.  Perhaps the best attendance news of the weekend came courtesy of the Dynamo, who managed a crowd in excess of 22k at BBVA Compass Stadium.  The team’s attendance had slipped into the teens this year, but this was a great number for Houston.  San Jose managed its usual 10k plus in the cozy Buck Shaw confines.