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Rapids draw big in slow Week 7
by Mike Woitalla, April 24th, 2012 2:06AM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Week 7 had the smallest attendance average of the season so far but the Colorado Rapids drew a standing-room only crowd for David Beckham's second appearance in Colorado since he joined MLS in 2007. For MLS team attendance rankings ...

* Colorado announced an SRO crowd of 19,152 for its 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy featuring Beckham.

* Portland also sold out (20,438), for a 1-0 win over Kansas City, but five games failed to break the 15,000 mark.

* D.C. United had two home games in Week 7 and drew 10,135 on a Wednesday and 13,262 on Sunday.

* The league-wide attendance after 64 games is 18,787. It was 17,639 at this point last season.

MLS ATTENDANCE*

Club (2012 Rank)
Week 7
Home Games
2012 Home
Average

2011 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (13)
 --
 14,282  14,273
Chivas USA (17)
 14,127  12,422  14,830
Colorado (11)
 19,152
 15,683  14,838
Columbus (15)
 10,479  13,397  12,185
D.C. United (14)
 13,262, 10,135
 13,706  15,196
FC Dallas (12)
 --
 15,079
 12,861
Houston (-)
 --  --
 17,694
Kansas City (6)
 --
 18,671  17,810
Los Angeles (3)
 --  22,233
 23,335
Montreal (1)
 --
 41,016  --
New England (18)
 --
 11,657  13,222
New York (10)
 --  17,184  19,749
Philadelphia (9)
 --  18,263
 18,259
Portland (4)
 20,438  20,438  18,827
Real Salt Lake (7)
 --
 18,554  17,591
San Jose (16)
 10,202
 13,267
 11,858
Seattle (2)
 --
 38,589  38,496
Toronto FC (5)
 19,255
 19,186  20,267
Vancouver (8)
 18,027, 15,382
 18,451
 20,406
Leaguewide
 15,046  18,787 17,872


 * Attendance figures, provided by MLS, reflect tickets sold and distributed.



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