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MLS enjoys attendance boost
August 21st, 2007 9:15AM

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Last weekend's six MLS games averaged nearly 26,000 fans, upping the leaguewide attendance average to 15,836. The highest regular-season attendance since the inaugural season's 17,406 was 15,822 in 2002. Last weekend's biggest crowd was the 66,237 at the Beckham game at New York Red Bull, but games at Toronto, Columbus, Salt Lake and Houston had announced attendance of more than 18,000. ... Luciano Emilio's goal against Columbus upped his league-leading total to 14. ... New York's five goals against L.A. upped its goal-per-game production to a league-leading 1.70.

MLS STATISTICS (through Aug. 19)
ATTENDANCE

Team: average home attendance
Los Angeles: 22,586
D.C. United: 20,940
Toronto FC: 20,098
New York: 16,543
New England: 16,277
Real Salt Lake: 16,225
Houston: 14,879
Colorado: 14,821
FC Dallas: 14,696
Chicago: 14,685
Columbus: 13,510
Chivas USA: 13,013
Kansas City: 9,444
Leaguewide: 129 games, 2,042,790 fans for 15,836.


STANDINGS
Eastern Conference
Team W-L-T PTS

New England 11-5-6 39
D.C. United 10-6-3 33
New York 10-7-3 33
Kansas City 8-7-5 29
Columbus 6-7-8 26
Chicago 6-8-5 23
Toronto FC 5-11-5 20

Western Conference
Team W-L-T PTS

Houston 11-7-4 37
FC Dallas 11-7-3 36
Chivas USA 9-6-3 30
Colorado 6-9-6 24
Los Angeles 3-8-5 14
Real Salt Lake 2-10-6 12

SCHEDULE (home team first, times ET)
Wednesday, Aug. 22

D.C. United-New York, 7:30 pm.
Kansas City-Chicago, 8 pm.
Thursday, Aug. 23
Los Angeles-Chivas USA, 10 pm.
Saturday, Aug. 25
New England-New York, 7:30 pm.
Toronto FC-D.C. United, 7:30 pm.
Houston-Columbus, 8:30 pm.
Chicago-Kansas City, 8:30 pm.
Sunday, Aug. 26
Colorado-Los Angeles, 7 pm.
Chivas USA-Real Salt Lake, 9 pm.


WEEK 19 RESULTS
Thursday, Aug. 16

Colorado 3 New England 0
Saturday, Aug. 18
Toronto FC 0 Chivas USA 2
Columbus 0 D.C. United 2
New York 5 Los Angeles 4
Real Salt Lake 0 Chicago 2
Sunday, Aug. 18
Houston 1 FC Dallas 0
Kansas City 0 New England 1

LEADING SCORERS
Player (team) GP G

Emilio (D.C. United) 19 14
Johnson (Kansas City) 14 12
Angel (New York) 14 12
Twellman (New England) 19 10
Galindo (Chivas USA) 17 8
Altidore (New York) 15 7
Ching (Houston) 17 7
Dorman (New England) 22 7

GOALSCORING AVERAGE
Team: goals scored per game

New York: 1.70
D.C. United: 1.68
Kansas City: 1.60
New England: 1.59
Chivas USA: 1.44
FC Dallas: 1.33
Houston: 1.32
Los Angeles: 1.31
Columbus: 1.19
Colorado: 0.95
Chicago: 0.95
Toronto FC: 0.86
Real Salt Lake: 0.78
Leaguewide goals per game average: 2.57 goals per game.



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