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Pub-reach: Introducing a key soccer metric

The number of championships, league points, profit, and famous players are not the only ways to measure a football team. How about measuring how much a team’s fans care about the team, how loyal the fans are, and how loud they are at games?

Introducing here the concept of “pub-reach“, how many local pubs support a team, as one alternative measure of a team’s swagger, and a sure source of bragging rights for some clubs.

Our first look is of rivals LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes in the MLS.  The Galaxy and Earthquakes play at 7:30 PT on Saturdayay.  There is a good preview of this match at ASN.

The list below shows the official Galaxy and Quakes team pubs per MLS.  Amazingly these two rivals are on parity here, with 16 pubs each, though Quakes fans may note that the Galaxy pubs are presumably shared with Chivas.

MLS parity – down to the pub level.

Soccer Pubs in California

Los Angeles Galaxy


San Jose Earthquakes


1 The 6740 1 CB Hannegan’s
2 Britannia
2 Danny
3 Busby’s 3 Dave
and Busters
4 Gallaghers 4 Double
5 Grunions Sports Bar 5 The
Dublin Sports Pub
6 Hennessey’s 6 The
7 Lucky
7 Kezar Pub
8 McCabe’s 8 The Mad Dog in the Fog
9 Muldoon’s
Irish Pub
9 Molly’s
10 National
Sports Bar Grill (Buena Park)
10 O’Flaherty’s
Irish Pub
11 National
Sports Bar Grill (Orange)
11 Old Pro
12 National
Sports Bar Grill (Torrance/Carson)
12 Pig
and Whistle
13 Silky
13 Rosie
McCann’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
14 Sports Legends Inc. 14 Royal
15 Underground
Pub & Grill
15 Scruffy
16 Ye
Olde Kings Head
16 Trial’s
Enjoy the pubs, but use a designated driver so that you get to the kick-off.
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