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Vancouver draws week's biggest crowd.
by Mike Woitalla, August 3rd, 2011 1:32AM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE]  Crowds were up -- above the season average -- in Week 20. For MLS attendance rankings ...

* Week 20's eight games averaged 17,481 fans.

* Vancouver drew its biggest crowd of the season, 27,500, who saw the Whitecaps get thumped, 4-0, by the Los Angeles Galaxy. (David Beckham missed the game with his second yellow-card suspension of the season but Landon Donovan scored twice.)

* MLS's attendance average so far this season is 17,420. The 2010 season ended with a 16,037 league-wide attendance average.

* MLS's highest attendance came in its inaugural season of 1996 -- 17,406.


MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club (2011 Rank)
Week 19
Home Games
2011 Home
Average

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (14)
--
14,292
15,814
Chivas USA (12)
--
14,425 14,576
Colorado (13)
--
14,402 13,329
Columbus (18)
-- 10,882
14,642
D.C. United (11)
--
15,686 14,532
FC Dallas (15)
10,023
12,993
10,815
Houston (9)
18,770 17,032 17,310
Kansas City (8)
17,418 17,762
10,287
Los Angeles (2)
--
22,829 21,437
New England (17)
-- 12,149
12,987
New York (6)
-- 18,216 18,441
Philadelphia (7)
18,770
18,237 19,254
Portland (5)

18,627

18,627  --
Real Salt Lake (10)
18,627
16,685
17,095
San Jose (16)
10,525
12,395
9,659
Seattle (1)
--
37,189 36,173
Toronto FC (4)
--
19,977
20,453
Vancouver (3)
27,500 20,757 --
Leaguewide
17,481 17,420 16,037


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