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RSL sets record; Philly sells out
by Mike Woitalla, March 27th, 2011 11:58PM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Cold weather was a factor as Week 2's attendance average was nearly 4,000 lower than the opening week's 21,046 average, but another huge crowd cheered on the Sounders, Real Salt Lake set a record, and Philadelphia had a sellout for its opener.

* In front of a
Rio Tinto Stadium record crowd of 20,507, Real Salt Lake routed the Los Angeles Galaxy, 4-1.

* Second-year club Philadelphia had a sellout (
18,591) for its home opener, a 1-0 win over Vancouver.

* Attendance leader Seattle again broke the 36,000 mark in its second home game of the season but remains winless after mustering only a 1-1 tie with Houston.

* Toronto FC's announced attendance of 20,086 in
sub-zero temperatures (for a 2-0 win over Portland) marked the first time in the club's 5-year history that it failed to sell out a home opener.

* A stiff breeze and 32-degree temperature kept Chicago's home opener crowd down to 12,157 as the Fire beat Kansas City, 3-2.

* Also disappointing
-- 10,306 for the Columbus Crew's home opener, a scoreless tie with the New York Red Bulls.

MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club (2011 Rank)
Week 2
Home Games
2011 Home
Average

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (14)
12,157 12,157
15,814
Chivas USA (11)
13,027 15,757 14,576
Colorado (10)
-- 17,139 13,329
Columbus (16)
10,306 10,306
14,642
D.C. United (9)
-- 18,132 14,532
FC Dallas (12)
11,022 15,584 10,815
Houston (7)
-- 19,385 17,310
Kansas City (-)
 -- --
10,287
Los Angeles (2)
 -- 27,000 21,437
New England (13)
 12,914 12,914
12,987
New York (4)
 -- 20,982 18,441
Philadelphia (8)
 18,591
18,591
19,254
Portland (-)
 --
--
 --
Real Salt Lake (5)
 20,507 20,507
17,095
San Jose (15)
 --
10,525 9,659
Seattle (1)
 36,204 36,319 36,173
Toronto FC (6)
 20,086 20,086
20,453
Vancouver (3)
 -- 22,592 --
Leaguewide
 17,202 19,225 16,037
35,953
20,672
18,379


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