Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Few fans in Dallas, New England
by Mike Woitalla, April 27th, 2010 12:24AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  chicago fire, chivas usa, colorado rapids, columbus crew, d.c. united, fc dallas, houston dynamo, kansas city wizards, los angeles galaxy, mls, new england revolution, new york red bulls, philadelphia union, real salt lake, san jose earthquakes, seattle sounders, toronto fc

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS ATTENDANCE] Toronto FC drew the smallest announced crowd in its four-year history, but the crowd of 18,394 for its 2-0 win over Seattle on Sunday was still the largest MLS crowd during a week marked by crowds of less than 10,000 in Dallas and New England.

Attendance for the TFC-Seattle game was below the capacity of 20,844. but still recorded as a "sellout" because all tickets were sold. The game was played on a rainy and cold afternoon at BMO Field.

Traffic problems kept some fans from getting to the stadium. A main road leading to BMO Field was blocked off for a parade.

The Dallas game, which drew only 8,512 fans, was a Thursday night game, a 2-2 tie with Seattle, televised on ESPN2. New England's low crowd (8,142) watched the Revs fall, 2-1, to Colorado.

The New York Red Bulls' third game in its new stadium, against northeast rival Philadelphia, drew 15,619, up from 13,667 who came the previous week for a clash against Dallas and down from the 24,572 who came for the season opener.

The Chicago Fire's second home game of the season drew nearly half (11,312) of its home opener. In 2009, the Fire's home attendance dipped to 14,689 from 17,034 in 2008.

The Fire beat Houston, 2-0, leveling its home record at 1-1-0.  In 2009, the Fire had a dismal home record, winning just five games.

MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club

Week 5
Home Game

2010 Home
Average

2009 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago
 11,31215,79414,688
Chivas USA
 14,38915,21315,091
Colorado
 --
10,78412,330
Columbus
 14,32213,92914,446
D.C. United
 --
19,53516,088
FC Dallas
 8,5129,02812,440
Houston
 --
16,49917,047
Kansas City
 10,04510,21910,053
Los Angeles
 --
20,50820,416
New England
 8,14210,47013,731
New York
 15,61917,95312,490
Philadelphia
 --
34,870  --
Real Salt Lake
 --
19,97016,375
San Jose
 --
9,83514,114
Seattle
 --
36,07730,942
Toronto FC
 18,39420,186
20,344
Leaguewide
12,592
17,09216,037


0 comments
  1. David Borts
    commented on: April 27, 2010 at 7:44 a.m.
    The revs ownership still refuses to make the investment in players and stadium to make this franchise work. STEP UP or STEP OUT! For the good of the game please end the 'kraftspeak" and put a real team in a soccerstadium. As a season ticket holder I have been giving to this charity for 15 years. Its time for krafts to give something back to us besides a shopping mall or move on
  1. Mark Simms
    commented on: April 27, 2010 at 9:01 a.m.
    Sub-par attendance mirrors the poor US economy. Also, few MLS games can be seen on TV now unless you pay for Direct Kick....so that does not help to attract interest. Thank goodness for the new franchises, otherwise MLS could go way of the MISL.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Power Rankings: Top three teams hold their spots    
A wonderful goal by Giovani dos Santos -- his fourth in three matches -- tied the ...
MLS Talking Points: Rimando the incredible    
Nick Rimando has made 1,932 saves in 401 MLS regular-season games to rank second all-time behind ...
What They're Saying: Louis van Gaal    
"What is your reaction when I grab your hair? Your hair is shorter than [Marouane] Fellaini ...
Video Pick: Pulisic hits golazo in big U-19 BVB win    
Last weekend, the 17-year-old Christian Pulisic didn't add to his eight Bundesliga appearances, but he did ...
What They're Saying: Claudio Ranieiri    
"I'd like to watch the game but I am on a flight back from Italy. I ...
U.S. Abroad: Tijuana starts record-tying four Americans    
Tijuana tied a Mexican league record it set in March 2014 when it started four Americans ...
Klinsmann names preliminary U.S. Copa Centenario roster    
U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named the 40 players to the preliminary U.S. roster for the ...
Red Bulls get defensive held with Collin    
In need of help at center back, where they lost Matt Miazga, sold to Chelsea, and ...
MLS Week 9: Results and standings    
The Colorado Rapids earned a 2-2 tie at Montreal to join FC Dallas and Real Salt ...
NWSL: Reign's Fishlock sidelined with fractured tibia    
Jess Fishlock, an NWSL Best XI pick in each of her three seasons with the Seattle ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives