Any guesses on the attendance on Sunday?

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by G Enriquez, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. jpoler1

    jpoler1 Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Bedford, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I concurr. I hate it when fans don't really take any time to appreciate a team for its uniqueness or history and pick teams that are "favorites". I can safely say myself that I became a Man U fan because I thought David Beckham played for them some years ago. When I realized that he was not playing, a player by the name of Cristiano Ronaldo caught my eye with his dazzling moves and quick footwork. He intrigued me to begin watching soccer more regularly. I really cannot stand him now, since I am now an informed soccer fan. However, we all have some experience that pulls us in somehow.
  2. jamesl

    jamesl Red Card

    Jul 16, 2007
    Answer them with the truth. You're a true USA fan not a front running, ignorant ********.

    What's inappropriate about beating their pathetic, traitorous asses publicly?
  3. duckstrap

    duckstrap Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am gonna be there shouting for the US Nats. I traveled there from Minneapolis.
  4. FCmagic01

    FCmagic01 Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    I will be wearing the Red, White, and Blue.....the rest of my friends will be wearing green and yellow.
  5. Tahu

    Tahu Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Chicago-North Suburb
    Chicago has put out for soccer this year. See below:

    The following events are going on in Chicago or concerning Chicago sports.

    BMW (formerly Western) Open final round with Tiger
    Final Indy Car race at Chicagoland Speedway with Danica and company
    First Bears game - against Chargers
    Cubs tied for first - game on TV
    White Sox game in Chicago
    US Open Tennis finals
    My son's AYSO game which he is missing to go to Brasil - US

    Only 4 weeks notice of game with crappy PR

    Earlier this summer sucking soccer budget dollars

    Gold Cup final vs. Mexico sold out
    Fire vs. Celtic, Fire vs. Polish team
    Gold Cup semifinal
    FC Savilla, Pachuca, Regina and Warsaw in Chicago Tourney

    so think about what you said.

    Should be 45,000
  6. Willy23

    Willy23 Member

    Dec 11, 2006
    There's no way im missing Bears @ Chargers week 1.
    I love the Nats and Tivo'd the game, but I've been waiting since January for this game.
  7. FW__

    FW__ Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why not TIVO the Bears game?

    And as for attendance. The Trib said on Thursday they had sold 40,000 tickets. I expect over 40,000 which is very good considering everything else going on in Chicago.
  8. ussoccerFan12358

    Mar 11, 2006
    Central NY
    I agree with your post, thought USSF needs to play some games elsewhere to broaden their "brand". And I'd also say Columbus is the "go to" site for a must win game that we get to pick the site for.

    But the point of my post was to tell you that the US Open is in New York, not Chicago.
  9. Tahu

    Tahu Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Chicago-North Suburb
    Some of us Tennis Players are tempted to watch Federer anyways. My point with the US Open is that it will pull a few fans out of their seats. The Bears Game is in SD too, but it will still hurt the Nats attendence.

    BTW, the USSF skipped Chicago for about 6 or 7 years until recently. And that town in Ohio gets more for 1 football game than 10 futbol games.
  10. dna77054

    dna77054 Member+

    Jun 28, 2003
    I second that previous poster about recording the Bear's game. You can then fast forward through all the dead time and watch the game in about 20 minutes, leaving you 3 more hours of your weekend in which to do other things.
  11. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree. 40,000 fans is a god turnout considering that it's
    NFL opening weekend.
  12. rochester rhinos

    rochester rhinos New Member

    Aug 10, 2007
    under a pipal tree
    Why cant our kid suport red white and blue wearing brazil and inter shirts in other countries and not wearing mls or dont tread makes me ashamed.
  13. Via_Chicago

    Via_Chicago Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Bay Area, California
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The crowd was a mixed bunch which I would divide up as follows:

    1. Brazil fans
    a. Real Brazilians (all the Brazil fans around me [section 143] were Portugese speakers).
    b. Faux Brazilians (American, non Portugese-speaking fans, with no Brazilian heritage - bandwagoners).
    2. US fans
    3. Casual soccer fans - Came to see Ronaldinho, Kaka, et. al.

    If I had to give a percentage it would be:

    1 a. 15%
    1 b. 20%
    2. 40%
    3. 25%

    The crowd was good, but a little too enthusiastic every time Ronaldinho, Robinho, or Kaka touched the ball. The best crowd I've seen was still the England ex-pats that came out for the US-England friendly here in '05. On the other hand, the women were absolutely smoking hot today (as one would expect).
  14. dredgfan

    dredgfan Member+

    Nov 5, 2004
    Denver or NOLA
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've lost interest in what you tried to say, but care to translate?
  15. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    any final numbers?
  16. mrecint

    mrecint New Member

    May 31, 2006
    Fishers, IN
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FSC has it as 43,543
  17. Tahu

    Tahu Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Chicago-North Suburb
  18. Tahu

    Tahu Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Chicago-North Suburb
    please excuse my post, the right number is above.
  19. That was my take on it all, though you could say about half of b) Faux Brasilians wearing Brazil shirts - were Mexicans, or Cent. Americans.
  20. FW__

    FW__ Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree with the breakdowns. More US fans than Brazilians but more people rooting for Brazil than the US. Most of the Hispanics I saw were rooting for the US. The problem was the pale pasty white folks wearing yellow jerseys.
  21. FC Uptown

    FC Uptown New Member

    Feb 3, 2006
    Any photos of the numerous beautiful ladies I heard were at the game?
  22. FW__

    FW__ Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was very unimpressed with the Brazilian women
  23. Tahu

    Tahu Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Chicago-North Suburb
    You were in the wrong section. Were they speaking Portugesse? The NW corner was very nice. The women you were looking at were faux Brasilians.
  24. 60611

    60611 Member+

    Jan 23, 2007
    No, and I disagree with that assessment anyway. On the whole, the girls at the Gold Cup fixtures were much more attractive than yesterday (i.e. Mexico 1 Brazil 0).
  25. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    This thread seems to have run its course, so ...


    The Brazil-Mexico match Wednesday night has already sold close to 60,000 tickets, and may set an attendance record for soccer at Gillette Stadium.


    On Sunday, Mexico manager Hugo Sanchez expressed concern about the playing field at Gillette Stadium, where grass has been put over the artificial turf.

    "I was just informed that the field has two layers of grass, one natural and another synthetic," he said. "I'm not very happy about it, but we will play this match, and facing Brazil is something that does not happens every day."



    Ok, here's my question. Brazil-Mexico gets the royal treatment, with natural grass placed - at some expense - over the fieldturf, but for USA-Brazil we don't even rate a properly prepared/colored/lined field? {You know what I mean.}

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