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by Mike Woitalla, September 20th, 2011 8:41PM
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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Ten Week 27 games averaged 19,974, one of the best weekly averages this season, and the Portland Timbers squeezed even more fans than usual in its always soldout Jeld-Wen Field. For MLS attendance rankings ...

* The first-year Portland Timbers sold out at Jen-Weld Field for the 15th straight time and set a club record with 20,323 on hand for its 3-0 win over New England as it expanded its capacity to welcome an extra 1,700 fans.

* Seattle drew the biggest crowd of the week when 36,242 watched down D.C. United, 3-0. The Washington Post's Steven Goff pointed out the Sounders' crowd soundly exceeded the 22,159 turnout at the Seattle Mariners-Texas Rangers game at nearly the same time at nearby Safeco Field. The Sounders are averaging 36,932, the Mariners 23,596. (The Mariners, however, play more home games.)

* Real Salt Lake sold out for the third time this season, with 19,888 attending its 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City.

* The crowd in Dallas (17,019 vs. New York) was its third largest of the season.

* On Saturday, the Philadelphia Union hosted its third game in 10 days and drew 18,906 for its 1-0 win over Columbus. The Union drew 18,504 the previous weekend and 16,148 for a Wednesday evening game Sept. 7.

* MLS's attendance average so far this season is 17,553. 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 27
Home Games
2011 Home
Average

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (14)
15,246
14,106
15,814
Chivas USA (13)
--
14,248 14,576
Colorado (12)
-- 14,584 13,329
Columbus (18)
10,709 11,359
14,642
D.C. United (11)
-- 15,024 14,532
FC Dallas (15)
17,019
13,171
10,815
Houston (10)
18,129 16,882 17,310
Kansas City (8)
--
17,589
10,287
Los Angeles (2)
22,959 22,846 21,437
New England (16)
--
12,739
12,987
New York (5)
--
18,864 18,441
Philadelphia (7)
18,906 18,217 19,254
Portland (6)
20,323
18,740  --
Real Salt Lake (9)
19,888 17,194
17,095
San Jose (17)
--
12,021
9,659
Seattle (1)
36,242
36,932 36,173
Toronto FC (4)
20,318
20,187
20,453
Vancouver (3)
--
20,542 --
Leaguewide
19,974 17,553 16,037


0 comments
  1. Jack Torok
    commented on: September 21, 2011 at 11:34 a.m.
    Great news. Good to see Vancouver getting behind their team despite a rough "Freshman" year.

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