Soccer

Highest attended soccer matches in the USA

This started as a reply to a reddit poster claiming a USA-Turkey match in 2010 was “the highest attended soccer match ever” According to this the attendance was 55,407. Nice, but not the highest ever for soccer.http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2010/05/turkey-game-report.aspx But not the larget for soccer that I can find. Portugal played the USA at RFK during the …

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Giase: Missing out financially is Mike Petke’s only regret as Red Bulls defender heads into retirement

I don’t think any other player could be a fan favorite both in NY/NJ and in D.C. “I’m sure a lot of Red Bull supporters don’t want to hear this, but I absolutely loved my time in D.C.,” Petke said. “It was such a wild ride, something every player should experience. Having experienced that, I …

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Economic View – Leveling the Playing Field, in Soccer and Finance – NYTimes.com

Refereeing a soccer game is not much different than regulating the financial industry.  There are a lot of parallels in how you would want to set up both systems to be fair and efficient. The first is that the regulator — in this case, the referee — is fallible. So the rules should make the …

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Why World Cup TV Ratings Are So Strong – World Cup 2010 – TIME

The ratings for this World Cup are really impressive. Its pretty safe to forecast an incremental bump. American soccer must capitalize on this momentum. "The real question will be 'what happens to Major League Soccer ratings after the World Cup?'" says Steve Master, Nielsen's vice president of sports. Master and other analysts are forecasting an …

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