I'll toss this into the "maybe tying pay to revenue isn't such a good idea" argument, and please don't take one part out of context ... Over the past week, per the daily Soccer America newsletter, eight MLS games and one CONCACAF game had better attendance than the WNT's game in Tampa. What does this … Continue reading Welcome, drive-by pundits. Can we introduce you to the NWSL?
The Guardian has released its annual list of the top 100 women's soccer players in the world, drawing votes from an outstanding panel. It's a diverse group of voters. The only U.S.-based journalists on the panel are Jennifer Gordon and Jen Cooper, both terrific choices. (You might also include Jordan Angeli, a former player now … Continue reading The top 100 women’s soccer players, by the numbers
Taylor Smith won the ball at the back and surged down the right channel into open space. Mallory Pugh went out wide. A couple of passes threatened to unlock the Utah defense. I don't remember exactly what happened next, but it probably involved Becky Sauerbrunn breaking up the attack. I bring it up because that … Continue reading Washington Spirit report: Meet the new boss …
With its callous attitude toward Columbus, MLS has already staked out a "thanks for getting us off the ground, now go away" attitude that Don Garber must fix before he either leaves office or renews his contract. Are we seeing the same thing in pro women's soccer? It's complicated. We might not know a complete … Continue reading Time for U.S. pro leagues to treat their cornerstones a bit better
Attendance at last five Atlanta United home games: July 4: 44,974 July 29: 45,006 Sept. 10: 45,314 (first game in new stadium) Sept. 13: 42,511 Sept. 16: 70,425 Attendance at last five Seattle Sounders home games: July 23: 43,528 Aug. 12: 43,350 Aug. 20: 40,312 Aug. 27: 51,796 Sept. 10: 44,697 Attendance at last five … Continue reading Attendance check: Club over country?