How many matches have you attended...

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by retnicf, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. retnicf

    retnicf Member

    May 7, 2001
    Mount Vernon, NY
    I'm a bit bored today and I was trying to figure out how many MLS matches I've been to. I've been a Metrostars season ticket holder since year 2 and I've been to the large majority of home matches, plus internationals, over that time. Anyway, here are my MLS attendance stats:

    # of MLS matches: 100+
    # of MLS Cups: 1 (2000)
    # of MLS All Star Matches: 2 (1996, 2002)
    # of MLS stadiums: 4 (RFK, Giants, Foxboro, Gillette)

    What’s yours?
  2. metrocorazon

    metrocorazon Member

    May 14, 2000
    MLS games: 140+
    MLS Cups: none
    All Star Games: 1(1996)
    Stadiums: Giants Stadium, Gillette/Foxboro, RFK, Columbus, Spartan
  3. nick

    nick Member+

    Nov 23, 1998
    Potomac Falls, Va
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS Matches: 8 years * 15 ~ 120.
    MLS Cups: 97, 98, 99, 01 and will be 03.
    MLS All Stars: 96, 02
    MLS Stadiums (RFK, Foxboro, Giants, Crew Stadium, KC, LA)
  4. guamster

    guamster Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Winnetka, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    Wow, you all have put me to shame. Here are my meager numbers.

    MLS Regular Season Matches: ~50
    CONCACAF Championship Cup Matches: 3
    Open Cup games: 2
    MLS All Star game: '03
    MLS Cups: '03
    MLS Stadiums (Spartan Stadium, Rose Bowl, HDC, Kansas City)

    USNT games: 4
    WUSA games: 0 (although I attended 2 WUSA-MLS doubleheaders, but I did not see either WUSA game)

    I would be afraid to compile a similar list of college football games and stadiums.
  5. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS regular season: 89
    MLS Cup: 3
    Other MLS playoffs: 3
    US Open Cup: 4
    CONCACAF Champions Cup: 3
    Friendlies involving an MLS team: 6
    All-Star Game: 1
    Stadiums: Spartan, Stanford, RFK, Crew, Rose Bowl, Gilette, Arrowhead
  6. Maddog

    Maddog New Member

    Jun 27, 2000
    MLS Matches: 100+
    MLS Cups: 96, 97, 99, 00 and 02
    MLS All Stars: 0
    MLS Stadiums Foxboro/Gillette, RFK, Giants, and Crew Stadium
  7. UpTheMetro

    UpTheMetro Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    New York
    MLS games: 100+
    MLS Cups: 2002
    All Star Games: 1997
    Stadiums: Giants Stadium, Gillette/Foxboro, RFK
  8. mdesimone1

    mdesimone1 New Member

    Jul 26, 2000
    matches: 75+
    mls cups: 2 (1998, 2001 [this year will be third])
    all star matches: 2 (2001, 2003)
    mls stadiums: 6 (rose bowl, cotton bowl, rfk, spartan, columbus, home depot)
  9. Fah Que

    Fah Que Member

    Sep 29, 2000
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Matches ~30
    Stadium Rosebowl, Spartan
  10. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You guys put me to shame but I tell myself I didn't become a MLS fan until 2000 and don't live in a MLS city, so it ain't all bad.

    MLS regular season: 15
    MLS Cup: 1 (in a month)
    Other MLS playoffs: 2
    US Open Cup: 3
    CONCACAF Champions Cup: 2
    Friendlies involving an MLS team: None
    All-Star Game: None
    Stadiums: Spartan, Rose Bowl, HDC, Giant Stadium (Crew Stadium for WCQ v. Mexico)


    MNT games: 5
  11. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Sporting Kansas City
    MLS preseason: 1
    MLS friendlies: 4 (1, Met@DC Unity game had 2 MLS teams)
    MLS regular season: 36
    MLS All-Star: 2
    MLS playoff: 1
    MLS Cup: 5
    USOC: 4 (2 featuring MLS sides)

    MLS Stadiums (MLS games only): Foxboro Stadium, CMGI Field/Gillette Stadium, Giants Stadium (friendly), RFK Stadium, Columbus Crew Stadium, Soldier Field, Cardinal Stadium, Arrowhead Stadium, Spartan Stadium, Home Depot Center. I have seen soccer matches at the Rose Bowl, Lockhart Stadium and the possible soon to host MLS Qualcomm/Jack Murphy Stadium.

    For extra credit, the 41 regular season, playoff, and MLS Cup games breakdown this way:
    20: DC United, Kansas City Wizards
    9: Chicago Fire
    7: New England Revolution
    6: Colorado Rapids, San Jose Earthquakes
    5: Los Angeles Galaxy
    4: Columbus Crew
    2: MetroStars
    1: Dallas Burn, Miami Fusion, Tampa Bay Mutiny - Dallas was this summer(!)

    19 of the 41 have been at RFK and another 7 at Arrowhead.
  12. Wolves_67

    Wolves_67 Member

    Oct 27, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is that all Andy? Guess your not much of a fan.. :)
  13. yellowbismark

    yellowbismark Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS regular season matches: 10 (11 after this Friday)
    MLS Cups: 1 (1998)
    Open Cup games with MLS teams: 2
    Friendlies with MLS teams: 1

    MLS stadiums I've been to (including non-MLS games): Rose Bowl, Crew, old Foxboro, RFK, Arrowhead, Invesco, HDC, and NSF (after this Friday)

    # of times I've seen each MLS team play: LA 8; DC 5; COL 4; NE 2; SJ 2; MET 1; Dal 1; Chi 1; TB 1;
  14. joshdcu

    joshdcu New Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Washington, DC
    Since 1996, my MLS-related game attendance:

    MLS matches (reg. season/playoffs): around 130
    MLS Cups: 4
    Open Cup matches: 5?
    MLS Friendlies: 4? (DCU v. Leeds, Newcastle, Leverkusen, Blackburn... there are probably others I'm forgetting)
    CONCACAF competitions: 6?
    Inter-American Cup: 1
    MLS stadiums: 6... RFK, Meadowlands, Crew Stadium, old Foxboro, Rose Bowl, Raymond James Stadium (Tampa)
  15. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    MLS regular season: 100+
    MLS Cup: 0
    Other MLS playoffs: 6
    US Open Cup: 3 (2 in KC, one in Milwaukee)
    International Competitions involving MLS: 3
    Friendlies involving an MLS team: 3
    All-Star Game: 0
    Stadiums: Arrowhead, Napperville
  16. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I pale in comparison. But keep in mind that I have a job, 2 kids 5 and under and live 3.5 hours away from Dallas. Even so, I still suck:

    MLS preseason: 1
    MLS friendlies: 1 (Burn v Austin Lone Stars 1997)
    MLS regular season: 30 +/-
    MLS All-Star Games: 0
    MLS playoff: 1 (Dal v Col Game 3 Sept 2002)
    MLS Cup: 2 (MLS Cup 1999 & 2002)
    USOC: 0

    MLS Stadiums (MLS games only): Cotton Bowl, Foxboro Stadium, Gillette Stadium, Dragon Stadium (which one of these does not belong?)


    2 US National team games. vs Bolivia at the Cotton Bowl 1994 and vs Mexico in Houston May 2003.
  17. Mountainia

    Mountainia Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Section 207, Row 7
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Baltimore Bays: 3
    Washington Diplomats: ~30
    USMNT Friendlies and WC Qual.: ~15
    MLS Regular Season: 100+
    MLS Playoffs: 10+
    MLS Cup: 2
    MLS All-star games: 1
    DC United Friendlies: ~15
    World Cup Finals: 5
    US Open Cup: 0 (so sue me.)
    WWC Finals: 12
    Washington Freedom: 15
    non-US Int'l Friendlies: ~5
    Olympics: 7 (both 1984 and 1996)
    MLS Staduims: RFK, Mile High (RIP), Crew Stadium (Great place!)

    What I really would like to see is a regular league game in another country with a big league. Unfortunately, our vacation time (summer) is also theirs.
  18. retnicf

    retnicf Member

    May 7, 2001
    Mount Vernon, NY
    Wow, some serious detail here. I'm impressed by those who do not live in an MLS city (or near one).

    maddog with the impressive 5 MLS cups. Can anyone match that or beat it?

    And my bonus stats:

    USMNT: 7
    USWNT: 1
    Confed Cup '99: 2
    Serie A: 5
    EPL: 1
    English 1st Division: 2
    MPL: 1
    Olympic: 1
  19. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    # of MLS matches: 140+
    # of MLS Cups: 1 (1999)
    # of MLS All Star Matches: 0 (useless)
    # of MLS stadiums: 3 (Denver, Chicago, LA)
  20. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #matches: 130+
    MLS Cups 1 (another in Nov.)
    All Star Games 1

    Rose Bowl
    CSUF Titan Stadium (several Open Cup games)
    Victoria Street / HDC
    LA Memorial Coliseum (Champions Cup)
    Soldier Field
    Cardinal Stadium Naperville
    Spartan Stadium
    Crew Stadium (Open Cup Final)

    Plus Arrowhead for a USWCQ
    Plus RFK for USWCQ
  21. Catfish

    Catfish Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Arsenal FC
    I'm embarassed!

    I have only been to........

    1 match ever!

    Just started following the MLS this year and football 2 yrs ago, the Premiership. Hey, you gotta start sometime. I'm planning on attending a few matches next year, at least.

    My wife got me Fire vs. Crew tickets for Sept 6,
    1-1 draw. Fire played like poop.
  22. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Sporting Kansas City
    Well, if you're going to include the non-MLS stuff my numbers get a bit more impressive:

    31 WUSA regular season
    1 WUSA All-Star Game
    3 WUSA Founders Cups
    4 WUSA preseason
    1 WUSA friendly (Unity Games in DC)
    WUSA Stadia: Fetzer Field, SAS Stadium, RFK Stadium, Villanova Stadium, Foxboro Stadium, Nickerson Field, Bobby Dodd Stadium, Herndon Field, Torero Stadium

    1 APSL Championship (Charlotte in 1981!)
    2 A League games
    3 non-MLS US Open Cup matches
    6 PDL games
    4 ChampionsWorld Tour games
    4 non-US club team friendlies (Dundee, NTFC, CD Marathon...)

    Non-US Internationals:
    16 Men's World Cup Finals games
    4 Men's Gold Cup games
    3 Nike Men's US Cup games
    1 Men's Olympic game (1996 at the Orange Bowl - Colina fell on his ass)
    2 Men's U23 Olympic Qualifiers
    1 Men's U20 CONCACAF Qualifier
    19 Women's World Cup Finals games
    2 Nike Women's US Cup games

    US Internationals - 62
    42 US Men's games
    13 US Women's games
    2 U23 Men's Olympic Qualifiers
    1 U20 Men's CONCACAF Qualifier
    2 U17 Men's friendlies/scrimmages
    1 US Men scrimmage
    1 US Men vs MLS All-Stars

    US Men Stadiums - (RFK Stadium, Spartan Stadium, Civic Stadium/PGE Park, Qualcomm Stadium, Giants Stadium, Foxboro Stadium, Columbus Crew Stadium, Arrowhead Stadium, Estadio Azteca, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Rose Bowl, SAFECO Field, Legion Field, Lansdowne Road, SAS Stadium, CMGI Field/Gillette Stadium, Suwon World Cup Stadium, Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, Lockhart Stadium, Orange Bowl, Seahawks Stadium, Reliant Stadium, University of Richmond Stadium)
    US Women Stadiums - (RFK Stadium, Jack Kent Cooke Stadium/Fedex Field, Rose Bowl, Blackbaud Stadium, SAS Stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, Gillette Stadium, Columbus Crew Stadium, PGE Park)
  23. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    regular season: 7 (2 naperville and columbus, 3 soldier field)
    champions cup: 1 (naperville)
    open cup: 1 (wheaton college)
    playoff: 1 (naperville)
    mls cup: 1 (columbus)
    stadiums: naperville, wheaton college, old soldier field (soon to add new), columbus

    super bonus: wcq in '89... us vs panama in st. louis... the game before the shot heard round the world
  24. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    You're a soccer dork. :D
  25. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Sporting Kansas City
    I prefer the team "soccer geek". :p

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