MLS notebook

MLS remains well-positioned despite recession

October 20, 2009
By Kristian Dyer
The politicians say this is the worst recession since the Great Depression. Unemployment is affecting nearly one in every 10 Americans. Gas prices continue to go up.

But don't worry about Major League Soccer getting Wall Street-type privileges -- the league doesn't need its own bailout quite yet.

All told, MLS is averaging 15,894 fans per game, down 3.45 percent from the 2008 season's average of 16,460. It is tough to be a still-fledgling league in a sport that is still gaining ...

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