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Beckham, Galaxy draws in New England
by Mike Woitalla, May 31st, 2011 10:29PM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE] The New England Revolution drew its biggest crowd of the season by far for a loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Northwest trio drew big crowds as usual in Week 11, the third straight week in which league-wide average attendance for the season increased. For MLS attendance rankings ...

* The New England crowd of 21,793 that saw the Revs lose, 1-0, to the Los Angeles Galaxy -- on a Miguel Lopez header set up by David Beckham -- marked the Revs' biggest crowd of the season by 7,607. The previous high in 2011 at Gillette Stadium was for the Revs' last home game; 14,186 for a 1-0 win over Vancouver.

* The Galaxy has the highest road attendance average: 23,784 for nine games.

* The 2011 leaguewide season attendance average of 17,478 after 11 weeks of action is higher than the 17,406 mark for the highest full season average, set in MLS's inaugural 1996 season.

* Portland lost its first home game after winning all previous five at Jeld-Wen Field but extended its streak of sellouts when 18,627 came for its 3-2 loss to D.C. United. The league's two other Pacific Northwest teams drew well once again: Seattle (36,026) and Vancouver (21,000).

MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club (2011 Rank)
Week 11
Home Games
2011 Home
Average

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (13)
11,926
13,288
15,814
Chivas USA (9)
-- 17,118 14,576
Colorado (14)
16,439
13,835 13,329
Columbus (16)
9,431 10,071
14,642
D.C. United (11)
-- 16,344 14,532
FC Dallas (12)
-- 13,728 10,815
Houston (7)
16,709 17,488 17,310
Kansas City (-)
-- --
10,287
Los Angeles (2)
14,485 22,823 21,437
New England (15)
21,793 12,449
12,987
New York (8)
18,081 17,339 18,441
Philadelphia (6)
-- 18,101 19,254
Portland (5)

18,627

18,627  --
Real Salt Lake (10)
14,674 16,262
17,095
San Jose (17)
-- 9,855
9,659
Seattle (1)
36,026 36,268 36,173
Toronto FC (4)
20,122
19,628
20,453
Vancouver (3)
21,000 20,117 --
Leaguewide
18,274 17,478 16,037


0 comments
  1. Paolo Jacobs
    commented on: May 31, 2011 at 10:54 p.m.
    Goes to show u,, soccer is a warm weather sport in the US for the most part..the Crowds come out more, like in baseball. I don't its even feasible for MLS to go to a normal fifa calender, unless we do it like the Mexican league


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