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Sounders fans finally rewarded
by Mike Woitalla, April 11th, 2011 1:37AM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE] As usual, a huge crowd showed up in Seattle. But this time they were treated to a victory. D.C. United drew well for its clash with the Galaxy as league attendance remained above the 2010 season average.

* D.C. United drew a crowd of
26,622 for a visit from the Los Angeles Galaxy.

* The Seattle Sounders won their first game of the season -- a 2-1 win over Chicago in front of 36,223 home fans.

* New England continues to struggle at the gate, failing to break the 8,000 mark for the second straight weekend.

* The league-wide attendance average of 17,805 exceeds last season's year-end total by more than than 1,700.

MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club (2011 Rank)
Week 4
Home Games
2011 Home
Average

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (14)
-- 12,157
15,814
Chivas USA (10)
13,385 14,845 14,576
Colorado (12)
-- 13,498 13,329
Columbus (13)
-- 12,428
14,642
D.C. United (4)
26,622
22,377 14,532
FC Dallas (11)
12,261
14,476 10,815
Houston (9)
12,047 15,716 17,310
Kansas City (-)
-- --
10,287
Los Angeles (2)
-- 25,999 21,437
New England (16)
7,970
9,333
12,987
New York (7)
-- 17,323 18,441
Philadelphia (6)
19,027
18,809
19,254
Portland (-)
--
--
 --
Real Salt Lake (5)
-- 20,507
17,095
San Jose (15)
8,928
9,910 9,659
Seattle (1)
36,223
36,290 36,173
Toronto FC (5)
-- 19,527
20,453
Vancouver (3)
19,296 20,801 --
Leaguewide
15,576 17,805 16,037
35,953
20,672
18,379


0 comments
  1. Margaret Manning
    commented on: April 11, 2011 at 10:23 a.m.
    Happily, Sounders fans are "rewarded" whenever the boys go out there and fight to win, whether we get three points or not.

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