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Fans catch playoff fever
by Mike Woitalla, November 8th, 2011 12:42AM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE] The second half-dozen playoff games, which included four midweek games, averaged 23,935 as five games hit the 20,000 mark.

The first six playoff games, which included two midweek wild-card games, averaged 14,115 fans. The average for all 12 was 19,025. The 2011 regular season average was a record 17,872.

In the second week of postseason play, midweek games – the second legs of the quarterfinals (conference semifinals) -- drew well:

Kansas City-Colorado 18,565
Seattle-Real Salt Lake 36,021
Houston-Philadelphia 24,749
Los Angeles-New York 20,000
(home team listed first)

The semifinals – conference finals settled by a single game hosted by the higher seed – saw Kansas City draw its highest crowd since it moved into Livestrong Sporting Park in June. A standing-room only crowd of 20,839 witnessed the 2-0 loss to Houston. (KC averaged 17,810 in the regular season.)

Los Angeles, for its 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake, drew 23,437. The Galaxy’s regular-season attendance average was 23,335.

Los Angeles hosts Houston in MLS Cup 2011 at the Home Depot Center Nov. 20. It will be the first time the MLS Cup host has reached the final since New England hosted and lost to L.A. in 2002. D.C. United’s 2-0 win over Colorado in 1997 marked the only other time the host reached the final.



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