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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.


MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club (2011 Rank)
Week 10
Home Games
2011 Home
Average

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (13)
--
13,628
15,814
Chivas USA (9)
27,000 17,118 14,576
Colorado (14)
13,598
13,314 13,329
Columbus (16)
-- 10,199
14,642
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 (-)
-- --
10,287
Los Angeles (2)
-- 24,496 21,437
New England (15)
-- 10,892
12,987
New York (8)
-- 17,191 18,441
Philadelphia (6)
18,591 18,101 19,254
Portland (5)

18,627

18,627  --
Real Salt Lake (10)
-- 16,659
17,095
San Jose (17)
9,736 9,855
9,659
Seattle (1)
36,098 36,308 36,173
Toronto FC (4)
--
19,557
20,453
Vancouver (3)
-- 19,970 --
Leaguewide
19,912 17,378 16,037


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