"We wanted to have as much of the season taking place at the same time that youth soccer is under way," said committee member Kevin Payne, managing director of AEG Soccer, the parent company of the MetroStars. "It's far easier for us to sell group tickets to soccer clubs when they're actually together. It's very difficult to reach out to those teams in the summer time. Now you've seen games in October that have drawn strong attendance figures." http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr...lRUV5eTY0NDIzOTcmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2 Apparently, Payne wasn't at the US Open Cup final.