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Defending champ draws poorly
by Mike Woitalla, November 1st, 2011 9:36PM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE] The first six playoff games, which included two midweek wild-card games, averaged 14,115 fans. New York, Philly and Real Salt Lake drew well, but low crowds at defending champ Colorado's two games pulled the figure down from the record regular-season average of 17,872.

Only 7,803 showed up for Colorado’s Thursday win over Columbus, not that surprising for a midweek game with little time to promote and 32-degree weather.

On Saturday, the weather was better -- clear and 63 degrees – yet only 8,601 witnessed Colorado’s 2-0 loss to Kansas City. Colorado averaged 14,830 in the regular season.

The other midweek game, New York’s 2-0 win over at FC Dallas last Wednesday, drew 10,017 to Pizza Hut Park, where the regular-season average was 12,861.

New York, which optimistically promoted its quarterfinal first-leg game before it advanced with the Wednesday win, drew the highest crowd – 22,633 for its 1-0 loss to Los Angeles on Sunday (exceeding its regular-season average of 19,749).

Philadelphia, which averaged 18,259, drew 18,539 for its 2-1 loss to Houston n Sunday.

Real Salt Lake’s 3-0 win over Seattle drew 17,067, nearly matched its regular-season average.



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