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Ten sellouts in a row for Portland Timbers
by Mike Woitalla, July 12th, 2011 7:52PM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE] The MLS newcomers Portland Timbers sold out their Jen-Wen Field for the 10th straight time and the New York Red Bulls drew their biggest crowd of the season in Week 17. For MLS attendance rankings ...

* The Portland Timbers fell, 3-2, to Northwest rival Seattle on Sunday and are winless in their last seven games. But they've now drawn sellout crowds of 18,627 for each of their first 10 games in their inaugural MLS season.

* The New York Red Bulls drew a season-high crowd of 22,200 on Saturday but fell, 1-0, to D.C. United. The Bulls drew 15,269 for their Wednesday night game, a 5-0 rout of Toronto.

* Sporting Kansas City also had two home games in Week 17 -- 15,209 on Wednesday (1-1 tie with Colorado) and 18,467 for Saturday's 1-1 tie with Chivas USA.

* The leaguewide attendance average is more than 1,500 higher than last season's final figure.

MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club (2011 Rank)
Week 17
Home Games
2011 Home
Average

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (14)
--
14,026
15,814
Chivas USA (12)
9,425
14,725 14,576
Colorado (13)
13,058
14,532 13,329
Columbus (18)
-- 10,483
14,642
D.C. United (11)
--
15,696 14,532
FC Dallas (15)
--
13,462
10,815
Houston (9)
19,085 17,387 17,310
Kansas City (8)
18,467 18,107
10,287
Los Angeles (2)
21,762
22,641 21,437
New England (17)
-- 12,008
12,987
New York (6)
22,200 18,310 18,441
Philadelphia (7)
--
18,177 19,254
Portland (5)

18,627

18,627  --
Real Salt Lake (10)
17,734
16,227
17,095
San Jose (16)
9,794
13,010
9,659
Seattle (1)
--
37,265 36,173
Toronto FC (4)
--
19,876
20,453
Vancouver (3)
19,079 20,008 --
Leaguewide
16,642 17,553 16,037


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