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by Mike Woitalla, March 29th, 2010 1:49AM
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[MLS NUMBERS] Opening weekend attendance for MLS's 15th season averaged 17,921 – more than last season's first week – and included big crowds in back-to-back games at the Home Depot Center. But MLS’s low-scoring trend continued.

Last season’s MLS games averaged 2.54 goals per game – its lowest in history. All 16 teams were in action in the first week of the 2010 season and mustered just 16 goals for a 2.0 goals per game average. By comparison, the weekend’s games in Europe's big five leagues and Mexico's league all averaged more goals.

WEEKEND SCORING:
Goals per game
4.00 France
2.80 Mexico
2.67 Germany
2.56 England
2.44 Spain
2.20 Italy
2.00 MLS

The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., hosted Chivas USA’s 1-0 loss to Colorado and drew 18,653 on Friday. On Saturday at the Depot, the Los Angeles Galaxy downed New England, 1-0, with an announced attendance of 21,376.

Two other games broke the 20,000 mark. For their first league game in their new stadium, the Red Bulls drew 24,572 for its 1-0 win over Chicago. On Thursday, Seattle’s 2-0 win over Philadelphia had a crowd of 36,241.

The 2010 opening week average of 17,921 exceeded last season's by more than 800.

FC Dallas had lowest crowd of the weekend – and the only one below 10,000 -- with 8,016 watching it tie Texas rival Houston, 1-1, at Pizza Hut Park.



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  1. Steve Cook
    commented on: March 29, 2010 at 11:49 a.m.
    correction: Chivas USA lost to Colorado, not New England

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