Crowd for Saturday's tripleheader

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by trickyfool, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. Jasonisimo

    Jasonisimo New Member

    Jun 3, 2003
    My initial thought was that was disappointingly low. They didn't even open up both sides of the Bowl? I guess that's just how meaningless a Gold Cup quarterfinal is in the American consciousness. (At first glance.)

    And, the Fort notwithstanding, the crowd for USA/Jamaica was deathly silent for long stretches (and did not cheer when the team entered the field) compared to the Honduras/Costa Rica crowd before.
  2. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    About what I expected, but I was quite happy at the numbers who actually stayed for the Revolution match.

    The Magpie
  3. mrt/MLS

    mrt/MLS Member

    Oct 11, 2003
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ah. i just interpreted your original response wrong. i thought you were commenting on their amount of support, not about how much we could learn from them. i got it now. ;)

    never been to a pro football game, no. but my comments were in regards to the energy brought by the Tico fans.

    i do agree that there was a lot of noise for noise sake. one girl behind me was squealing with delight when any Costa Rican touched the ball. pretty goofy, but it was nice to hear the whole staduim filled with cheering fans.

    it was fun. but not as much fun as sitting in the fort for the FCD game. that was a real blast.

    (hopefully no one get annoyed that this topic is back up. i lost track of it for awhile but wanted to respond to Doc.)

    good point.

    as much of an excuse as this might sound, ive read so much ignorant crap on the web, that it often gets filtered out. i read what he wrote and promptly ignored it.

    maybe not the best response, but often times the one that helps keep my sanity in check. sadly.
  4. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    22K is disappointing for a triple-header involving the USNT, a game with a good local ethnic appeal and a marquis matchup for the Revs.

    I think it's more evidence that the soccer market is over-saturated. It would be interesting to go back and look at the numbers, but I think getting 15K or 22K for the USNT 8 years ago would have been inconceivable.

    I agree, a lot of people did seem to stick around for the Revs match. And for a change, the Revs didn't disappoint - although anyone who left early might have felt otherwise (but that's their own fault).

    I think a lot of people opted to come for 2 out of the 3 games. There were a huge number of Hondurans and a fair number of Costa Ricans at the first game. But, not that many of them were still around at the end. OTOH, a lot of people seemed to arrive after game 1, and those folks did seem to stay for the last game.

    No one's mentioned it, but I thought the CR-Honduras game was great entertainment. Some great skill by the Hondurans, tenacity by CR to come back and make a game of it, great crowd and great atmosphere.
  5. Soc4Us

    Soc4Us Member

    Jun 11, 2004
    Dunstable, MA
    I was dissappointed the next day when I read what the attendance was, but I greatly enjoyed the atmosphere that day. The area I sit in was overtaken by Hondorian supporters for the first match which ended up being a lot of fun.

    Agree with the comment that a large number of people seemed to attend two out of the three matches.
  6. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    I think you have a point, but to a point: bear in mind that this was a triple-header, and there was a cost associated as such. Back in 1997 or 1998, you're talking stand-alone matches in more important competitions... and against a better quality opponent for the most part.

    All things being equal, I think you do have a point about there being an oversaturation of matches, but I think there are any number of other factors to consider as well, both in terms of overall cost, scheduling, opposition, etc.

    The Magpie
  7. Rev-eler

    Rev-eler Member

    Feb 13, 2000
    San Francisco
    you've got to be seriously kidding with this post, right?

    1. any noise is good noise....because your making noise for the team on the field....and they don't really care what the situation is, if they know people are behind them. i'm sure it gives the c.r.'s a boost (of any kind) to know that their fans are much more vocal (and maybe outnumbering) u.s. fans.

    2. i'm going to assume you've seen soccer elsewhere there abroad? if not, i'm not sure you have room to comment. plus, i'd like to see your list of which countries belong to the 'developed world' club list you've got going. in portugal and england (where i have seen matches).....they respond to nearly every single touch. sure, it's more critical like fans of an american football match after each 'play' run. some whistles for 'bad' and cheering for 'good' of course. plus, i think you're forgetting that the vast majority of c.r. fans (and most every opp we play) are actually 'americans'. yes, americans. most just don't happen to show up when we play jamaica or something.

    as for your assumption that us fans 'know how to cheer'.....lord, you couldn't be more off base. i thought the wed night match v c.r. the most pathetic showing of sam's army to date. of course, i shouldn't criticize b/c i didn't go over to help out. and don't compare the pats to soccer fans....see the game last night? on tv anyway, u.s. fans were non-existant. there couldn't be a more apathetic group of fans in u.s. sport besides the vast majority of the fans that show up to a soccer's like a tennis match (which i did go to btw on monday for the lobsters...the same atmosphere).

    actually, i have to constantly readjust my definitions of what an 'american' soccer fan is.....and that's a great thing (not that i always assume some white english speaking suburbanite is your 'typical' fan). a row of hispanic guys sat behind me that wednesday and spoke nothing but spanish....but, rooted hard for the u.s. i appreciate more and more that it's getting harder and harder to stereotype u.s. soccer fans. personally, i'll take whatever positive noise at whatever time as long as it's directed to the home side.

    but, glad to see that not only do you know what's best for revs players and the organization.....but, know you are able to clearly define how one should/shouldn't root for their team in a soccer match.
  8. Rev-eler

    Rev-eler Member

    Feb 13, 2000
    San Francisco
    Countries of the World - Gross National Product (GNP) distribution - 2003
    maybe that link will help.....if you can just tell me where to draw the line to parse out the 'developed' from the 'undeveloped'.....i'd be appreciative

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