[MLS ATTENDANCE]D.C. United's doubleheader with the WPS's Washington Freedom drew 12,089, United's smallest crowd this season and lowest turnout for a weekend game since 2006. Seattle had the biggest crowd in Week 6 action as 36,219 watched it tie Columbus, 1-1.
D.C. United fell, 2-0, to the New York Red Bulls and dropped its record to 0-5, its worst start in history. In its first two home games this season, United drew 20,664 for its opener against New England and 18,407 for a loss to Chicago.
D.C. United had two crowds in 2009 lower than last Saturday's turnout, but both -- 8,033 vs. Kansas City and 11,226 vs. New York -- were midweek games. The last time D.C. United drew fewer fans for a weekend game was April 8, 2006 against Chivas USA -- 11,226 on during a rainstorm.
After United's loss to New York at RFK Stadium, the Washington Freedom beat St. Louis Athletica, 3-1. WPS reported an 8,261 attendance for that part of the doubleheader. (The Freedom averaged 3,282 for its first two home games this season, at the Maryland SoccerPlex.)
Three United-Freedom doubleheaders drew crowds of 16,089, 18,369 and 18,248 in 2009, WPS's first season.
Nine years ago, when the Freedom played in the WUSA, a doubleheader with D.C. United drew 36,528 fans at RFK Stadium. In that doubleheader the women played first and AP reported that 21,682 fans were in the stadium by halftime of the Freedom game.
Seattle, which has played four home games, is averaging 5,191 more than its league-high season-end average last season.
|D.C. United|| 12,089||17,053||16,088|
|Los Angeles|| 15,453||19,245||20,416|
|New York||--||17,953||12,490 |
|Philadelphia|| --||34,870|| --|
|Real Salt Lake|| 12,659||16,315||16,375 |
|San Jose|| 8,674||9,448||14,114 |
|Toronto FC||--||20,186||20,344 |