PBP: United States vs Costa Rica; 2/2/19; 3pm ET

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by AutoPenalti, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think it was Araya. Plays for Cartigena. Apparently its a smaller poorer club, so he helps with the family business.
     
  2. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    For my money, Arriola increased his stock. He was a pest all day long. Getting the goal was icing on the cake. If he'd had someone other than Zardes to cross to, he'd have had some assists I think.
     
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  3. Cannons

    Cannons Member+

    May 16, 2005
    it was a Camp Cupcake name. Few names, basically a scrimmage.

    Atlanta is turf. Never going to see a good game on turf
     
  4. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    The second goal kinda ruined it. :(
     
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  5. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, it's not, guy who just watched a Friendly in Phoenix in perfect weather draw less than half that attendance.
     
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  6. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Then, I'm thinking you should revise those expectations significantly.

    The USA has played 24 Friendlies since our Brazil World Cup appearance in 2014.

    2014:
    v Ecuador, 36.2K
    v. Honduras, 14.8K

    2015
    v Panama, 20.2K
    v Mexico, 64.3K
    v Guatemala, 44.8K
    v Peru, 28.8K
    v Brazil, 29.3K
    v Costa Rica, 9.2K

    2016
    v Iceland, 8.8K
    v Canada, 9.2K
    v Ecuador, 9.8K
    v Bolivia, 8.8K
    v New Zealand, 9K

    2017
    v Serbia, 20K
    v Jamaica, 17.9K
    v Venezuela, 17.3K
    v Ghana, 28.7K

    2018
    v Bosnia, 11.1K
    v Paraguay, 9.8K
    v Bolivia, 11.8K
    v Brazil, 32.9K
    v Mexico, 40.1K
    v Colombia, 38.6K
    v Peru, 24.9K

    2019
    v Panama, 9K
    v Costa Rica, 13.6K

    Now, take away all the marquee games against big South American teams and Mexico, and you're left with:

    2014
    v. Honduras, 14.8K

    2015
    v Panama, 20.2K
    v Guatemala, 44.8K
    v Costa Rica, 9.2K

    2016
    v Iceland, 8.8K
    v Canada, 9.2K
    v Ecuador, 9.8K
    v Bolivia, 8.8K
    v New Zealand, 9K

    2017
    v Serbia, 20K
    v Jamaica, 17.9K
    v Venezuela, 17.3K
    v Ghana, 28.7K

    2018
    v Bosnia, 11.1K
    v Paraguay, 9.8K
    v Bolivia, 11.8K

    2019
    v Panama, 9K
    v Costa Rica, 13.6K

    All of a sudden, a January Camp game against an opponent that doesn't travel, in a non-WCQ year drawing 13.6K is pretty solid. Better than 2018, 2016, and akin to 2014, a World Cup year.

    Sure, I'd be sad if that's what we drew in someplace like Seattle, Washington. But we outdrew Dallas, Philly (multiple times) LA (multiple times), and Kansas City.
     
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  7. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    I was there. Crowd was fine and on par for a Cupcake match as described above.

    More games in Nashville?
     
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  8. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  9. zhe fulano

    zhe fulano Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    Florida Keys, USA
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That may depend on what part of Atlanta, but yeah, our national team should draw more than that. Too many fans are just not interested in seeing our B/C team vs. their B/C team.

    Still, I'm glad to be seeing wins and the rise of players who show the potential to be difference makers in the not-too-distant future.
     
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  10. Cowtown Felipe

    Cowtown Felipe Member+

    Mar 12, 2012
    Fort Worth, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Much of the poor attendance can be attributed to US Soccer and its overpriced tickets for USMNT friendlies. Unless Atlanta soccer fans are awash in spare cash, I doubt attendance there would be much more than average.
    (Tried to check ticket prices for this game and upcoming game v. Ecuador in Orlando - no luck. Going off past experience.)
     
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  11. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tickets go on sale on the 13th, definitely going to ride up I-95 to watch the game.
     
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  12. tallguy

    tallguy Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    MoCoLand, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What were the ticket prices? My impression is that the USSF was charging a $100 or so a seat. If so, that's a pretty stiff ticket just to watch a couple of national "C" teams go at it in a friendly.
     
  13. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Depends on where you want to sit. I got a pair of nosebleed seats right next to the SJ Ultras drum section for $40 each, which was about the cheapest the tickets went on Ticketmaster, plus parking (IDK how much that was, I paid with card).

    They rapidly increased in price the closer to the field you got. 3-4 rows down from me you'd pay double. Not worth, the stadium's not big enough for you to have a bad view.
     
  14. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I think the number of people attending depends greatly on the amount of fans the other team has in the area.

    Paraguay, Costa Rica, Bolivia don't have a big expat community in the USA. Actually none of those countries has a particularly large population.
     
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  15. juveeer

    juveeer Member+

    Aug 3, 2006
    Reading these in game threads after the game is over is almost always highly entertaining.
     

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