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Portland still perfect at home on two fronts
by Mike Woitalla, May 24th, 2011 1:22AM
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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Season-high crowds at Chivas USA and Houston helped Week 10's attendance average hit the highest mark for a week of games since the season's opening week. Also, Portland recorded its fifth straight sellout, Seattle drew another huge crowd, and Philadelphia had a sellout. For MLS attendance rankings ...

* Week 10's average attendance of 19,912 was the highest since the Week 1's 21,046.

* Chivas USA's clasico against Home Depot Center co-tenant Los Angeles (which won, 1-0) drew 27,000.

* Houston drew 25,314 for its 2-2 tie with the New York Red Bulls. The crowd exceeded Houston's previous highest of the season by nearly 9,000.

* Expansion club Portland extended its home streak of five straight sellouts (18,627) and five straight wins. The Timbers beat Columbus, 1-0, on Saturday.

* League attendance leader Seattle drew 36,098 for its 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City.

* Second-year Philadelphia drew a sellout crowd of 18,591 for a 2-1 win over Chicago. The Union has been filling PPL Park to 98 percent capacity this season.


Club (2011 Rank)
Week 10
Home Games
2011 Home

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (13)
Chivas USA (9)
27,000 17,118 14,576
Colorado (14)
13,314 13,329
Columbus (16)
-- 10,199
D.C. United (11)
-- 16,344 14,532
FC Dallas (12)
10,550 13,728 10,815
Houston (7)
25,314 17,618 17,310
Kansas City (-)
-- --
Los Angeles (2)
-- 24,496 21,437
New England (15)
-- 10,892
New York (8)
-- 17,191 18,441
Philadelphia (6)
18,591 18,101 19,254
Portland (5)


18,627  --
Real Salt Lake (10)
-- 16,659
San Jose (17)
9,736 9,855
Seattle (1)
36,098 36,308 36,173
Toronto FC (4)
Vancouver (3)
-- 19,970 --
19,912 17,378 16,037

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