Mike Pendleton made a pretty cool graph depicting the growth of MLS attendance. Unsurprisingly, growth is being driven by the entrence of new teams and new stadiums. How will MLS grow its attendance when expansion stops?
Something he said that I can agree with. It was reported not too long ago that Sunil has finally officially withdrawn from USSF Presidential race allowing those that nominated him to nominate someone else. Candidates need at least 3 nominations by Tuesday in order to continue running in the race.
I came across an ESPNW article stating why Solo should not become the USSF President, and have seen a mixed reaction about her running. Do you think she should be elected? ••••••••••••••••••••••••• Here’s the entire quote: “This historical, immoral and unconscionable USSF conduct comes at an unacceptable cost: the cost of national pride, the cost of not qualifying for a Men’s World Cup, the cost of not providing the USWNT equal pay and telling the women on the USWNT that they do not deserve to be paid what the men get paid, the cost of actively engaging in gender discrimination, and most glaringly, the cost of overlooking talented young players from diverse socio-economic communities who, if given the opportunity to participate in the system, would develop an enormous, great pool of talent that could eventually populate our USWNT and USMNT’s and lead them to greatness.”
Smaller stadiums, pricier tix is USSF's qualifying model Repost: Brian Straus •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• What is your opinion on smaller stadiums plus higher ticket costs for WC qualifier games? Brian didn’t necessarily see it as negatively as most that commented under his post. It seems like most concerns are geared towards pricing out fans and not having a team that gives a performance that’s worth the cost. One response was, “the money is in the premium experience, that's just a fact. My issue is how the vast amount of money is spent. What is Costa Rica's operating budget? You've generated the revenue needed to outclass your peers, put a product on the field that represents that.”
While we vilify Precourt for what he’s done and doing to the Crew, let’s not forget the MLS commissioner Don Garber allowed for there to be an exit clause to Austin. 📷@Save_The_Crew [banner over the Ohio Stadium 11/12]
If you’re not already aware, the Cosmos Country Podcast has come back as The Pint After Podcast. It still includes Nick and Lou, but there will be more talk on lower division soccer and US soccer in general. Their first episode is up with Erik Stover, COO of NY Cosmos, as a guest. Give it a listen 🤙#PintsUp🍻