[MLS ATTENDANCE]Three of the seven Week 9 games drew announced attendance of more than 20,000. Seattle again disappointed its large loyal following with a 1-0 loss -- one of the week's four games that featured only one goal. Houston drew its biggest crowd of the season and downed D.C. United, 2-0.
Houston drew 24,471 fans, who saw 20-year-old Danny Cruz become the youngest player to score in club history. It was a doubleheader, with the U.S. U-17 national team playing the Dynamo Academy to a scoreless tie in the second game. The game was also a "casting call" for a Volkswagen commercial to be aired on Univision during the World Cup. Cameras panned the crowd for fans dressed in Dynamo gear and national team replica jerseys.
League attendance leader Seattle drew 35,953 and fell, 1-0, to San Jose, extending its home winless streak to three games, during which the Sounders have managed just one goal. After the previous home match, a 4-0 loss to Los Angeles, the club offered season-ticket holders a refund.
Toronto FC mustered a 1-0 win over New England to remain perfect at home at 4-0-0. (Toronto is winless on the road, losing four and tying one).
Week 10 games averaged 1.9 goals per game, dropping the season average to 2.44. The 2009 season finished at 2.54, the lowest in league history.
|D.C. United|| --||14,954||16,088|
|New York||11,940||16,740||12,490 |
|Real Salt Lake||--||14,950||16,375 |
|San Jose|| --||9,514||14,114 |
|Toronto FC||20,672||20,276||20,344 |