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Few fans in Dallas, New England
by Mike Woitalla, April 27th, 2010 12:24AM

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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

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[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
 11,312 15,794 14,688
Chivas USA
 14,389 15,213 15,091
Colorado
 --
10,784 12,330
Columbus
 14,322 13,929 14,446
D.C. United
 --
19,535 16,088
FC Dallas
 8,512 9,028 12,440
Houston
 --
16,499 17,047
Kansas City
 10,045 10,219 10,053
Los Angeles
 --
20,508 20,416
New England
 8,142 10,470 13,731
New York
 15,619 17,953 12,490
Philadelphia
 --
34,870   --
Real Salt Lake
 --
19,970 16,375
San Jose
 --
9,835 14,114
Seattle
 --
36,077 30,942
Toronto FC
 18,394 20,186
20,344
Leaguewide
12,592
17,092 16,037


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  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.


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