10/26: Suck it Columbus

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Sachin, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Quakes Coast To a Tie - San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2003/10/26/SPGF52JMN11.DTL

    Revolution Rip Scrubs - Boston Glove
    http://www.boston.com/sports/soccer/articles/2003/10/26/revolution_rip_scrubs/

    (Note: I love that headline)

    They Still Aren't Home Free - Boston Globe
    http://www.boston.com/sports/soccer/articles/2003/10/26/they_still_arent_home_free/

    Earthquakes Rally For Tie vs. Galaxy in Finale - Press Telegram

    http://www.presstelegram.com/Stories/0,1413,204~28780~1724280,00.html

    ESPN Tryout is No Slam Dunk - Seattle Times
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2001774892_espn26.html

    Playoff Bound Metros Igore Finale Flop - Newark Star Ledger
    http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/106714743583280.xml

    United Secures Playoff Berth With Stoichkov's Tying Goal - Washington Times
    http://washingtontimes.com/sports/20031026-010755-7939r.htm

    Gambit Pays Off for MLS - Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/...26oct26,0,2672367.column?coll=sfla-sports-col

    Attendence geeks, take note.

    DC Ties Up Playoff Spot With a Draw - Washington Post
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18271-2003Oct25.html

    MLS Still A Viable League - Tampa Tribune
    http://sports.tbo.com/sports/MGAMS5FE8MD.html

    Burn Players Audition For Next Season - Ft. Worth Star Telegram reposted on San Jose Mercury News site.
    http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/7105264.htm

    Grip Slipping on Star Owen - SJ Merc
    http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/7104863.htm

    Against the World on Doping - Atlanta Journal Constitution
    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/1003/26soccer.html

    Sachin
     
  2. harttbeat

    harttbeat Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    New York
    Sun Sentinel

    "Through 36 games over the past two months, MLS has drawn 16,057 per game, about 1,300 higher than the season average. That figured was helped and hindered by varying factors."


    I am not even gonna say we should switch to International calender but why has attendance increased last two months this year and last year (who knows maybe years b4 that)?

    Linear Correlation? Regression?

    Damn, statistics class really sux.
     
  3. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    If MLS switched to the international calander (I assume you mean the European one), the last two months would really see the numbers skyrocket, especially after drawing in the hundreds for january and february matches in Chicago, Columbus, New England, etc.

    I'm guessing that there are similar spikes in comparable sports as the season winds down and playoff positions are at stake. Hockey and baseball definitely, NBA probably.
     
  4. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The spin from the league is that they do better with group sales to youth leagues once the fall leagues get going after summer vacation.
     
  5. dcufan1984

    dcufan1984 Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ummmm, suck it... errr, chicago?
     
  6. MLS3

    MLS3 New Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    Pac NW
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Chicago - 2003 Supporters Shield winners, 2003 US Open Cup winners...

    a loss to a team thats not making the playoffs in a game that didn't mean anything at all, the game meant so little i don't even think either team was playing for pride...
     
  7. dcufan1984

    dcufan1984 Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    you must be blind.

    what i saw during that game was nothing but a columbus squad playing for pride. while i understand that chicago did not play their best lineup (as sarachan was resting his important players), that performance was nothing short of an embarrassment... and any game that the fire play against the crew is an important one.

    i just hope zach doesn't get injured. ;)
     
  8. MLS3

    MLS3 New Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    Pac NW
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    like someone else said chicago was playing their backup backup keeper...

    just because the crew put up 6 goals on a horrible keeper doesn't mean they were playing for pride, you don't play like *#*#*#*#*# all season to wait for the last game and play against scrubs and all of a sudden you were playing for pride...
     
  9. Sneever Flion

    Sneever Flion New Member

    Oct 29, 2002
    Detroit, MI
    Two individuals effed up our playoff hopes: Andrulis and Williams. Subtract those two from the equation and I guarenty you that DC is on the outside looking in. But, it's all moot.

    I just hope that Stoitchkov road-rages his car into an oak.
     
  10. MLS3

    MLS3 New Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    Pac NW
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't disagree with that statement at all about williams and andrulis, i do however want to add some other things that affected the team, injuries and Jim Smith, he has to take a lot of the blame...

    He and Andrulis need to be fired...
     
  11. Sneever Flion

    Sneever Flion New Member

    Oct 29, 2002
    Detroit, MI
    Yeah, I had thought about that. But I take into consideration that Smith did put this team together. And let's face it, he isn't really the one pulling the strings. Most directives come from HSG.

    Still, I don't think it matters whether he stays or goes. The most important moves that need to take place are firing Williams back over the pond to his 2nd division bench warming duites and making sure the door hits Andrulis square in the ass on the way out.
     
  12. dcufan1984

    dcufan1984 Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    what else was there to play for? columbus could have benched mcbride, buddle, cunningham, martino, and hejduk as well. this isn't exactly rocket science.
     

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