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Top 10 U.S. soccer crowds (2010)
August 11th, 2010 5:26PM

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[MAKING A LIST] The crowd of 77,223 at the New Meadowlands Stadium for Tuesday's USA-Brazil game was the fourth largest soccer crowd of the year in the USA. The top 10 crowds consist of five Mexico games, two U.S. games and three involving MLS teams. For the top 10 U.S. soccer crowds so far this year ...

Top 10 U.S. soccer crowds (2010)


Match Venue/Date Crowd
1.
Mexico vs.
New Zealand
Pasadena, Calif.
(March 3)
90,526
2.
L.A. Galaxy vs. Real Madrid
Pasadena, Calif.
(Aug. 7)
89,134
3.
Mexico vs.
Ecuador
East Rutherford, N.J. (May 7) 77,507
4.
USA vs. Brazil East Rutherford, N.J.
(Aug. 10)
77,223
5.
MLS All-Stars vs. Man. United
Houston, Texas (July 28)
70,728
6.
Mexico vs.
Angola
Houston, Texas
(May 13)
70,099
7.
Mexico vs.
Iceland
Charlotte, N.C.
(March 24)
63,277
8.
Mexico vs.
Senegal
Chicago, Ill.
(May 10)
60,610
9.
USA vs.
Turkey
Philadelphia, Pa.
(May 29)
55,407
10.
Kansas City Wizards
vs. Man. United
Kansas City, Mo.
(July 25)
52,343


0 comments
  1. Joe Grady
    commented on: August 12, 2010 at 11:33 a.m.
    how sad is it that 5 of the top ten games were with NO USA team involved?

  1. Jeff Ramsdale
    commented on: August 12, 2010 at 12:32 p.m.
    Only somewhat sad. Aren't those Mexico games run by SUM (owned by MLS)? SUM has been huge for providing MLS with financial stability and an additional income stream. Also, if/when the U.S. is given the 2018 or 2022 World Cup we'll have Mexican-American inflated attendance numbers to thank for 1) proving that soccer is such a draw in the U.S., and 2) exercising new stadium facilities with World-Cup-sized audiences. Although one might consider it disappointing that U.S. fans don't come out in such numbers for their national team, in every other respect these games are very good for soccer in America.

  1. Dave Oyer
    commented on: August 12, 2010 at 2:01 p.m.
    No, its not sad at all! US is making major progress and we need to feed it and keep it going. Sad, is the way the US team performed in the Brazil match on Tuesday. There is no acceptable explanation for a lack of effort, and thats all it was. Those kind of efforts (if it continues) by our guys will derail the progress

  1. bgix
    commented on: August 12, 2010 at 3:40 p.m.
    How cool is that, that Seattle, with it's great crowds, is no longer even in the top 10? These top 10 matches have come from 7 different locations. I take that as progress.

  1. Fernando Paz
    commented on: August 13, 2010 at 11:14 a.m.
    Bring the US soccer team to Seattle that is a for sure sell out. To bad Qwest can only hold 67,000 for soccer. Qwest is just right for the sounders. Best fans in the MLS. GO SOUNDERS!


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