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Montreal sells out third straight; No. 30 for Portland
by Mike Woitalla, August 28th, 2012 12:46AM
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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Three teams announced crowds of 20,000-plus as Week 25's 11 games averaged a modest -- by this season's standards -- 15,920. For MLS team attendance rankings ...

* The Montreal Impact downed D.C. United, 3-0, in front of 20,011, its third straight sellout at Stade Saputo. San Jose, Portland and Kansas City also announced sellout crowds.

* Portland's 20,438 marked its 30th straight sellout and the Timbers broke an 8-game winless streak with a 2-1 win over Vancouver.

* Columbus and D.C. United barely broke the 10,000-mark for Wednesday games.

* The league-wide average after 244 games is 18,697.

* MLS's highest season attendance averages were 17,872 in 2011 and 17,406 in its inaugural season of 1996.

MLS ATTENDANCE*

Club (2012 Rank)
Week 25
Home Games
2012 Home
Average
2011 Home
Average (Final)
Chicago (12)  --  15,724  14,273
Chivas USA (18)  11,973  13,437  14,830
Colorado (13)  --  15,119  14,838
Columbus (14)  10,049; 13,651  14,537  12,185
Dallas (16)  --  13,935  12,861
D.C. United (17)  10,291  13,735  15,196
Houston (4)  19,320  20,952  17,694
Kansas City (7)  18,491  19,314  17,810
Los Angeles (3)  21,933  22,662  23,335
Montreal (2)  20,011  23,107  --
New England (19)  --  12,916  13,222
New York (11)  --  17,664  19,749
Philadelphia (10)  18,441  18,420  18,259
Portland (5)  20,438  20,438  18,827
Real Salt Lake (9)  --  18,794  17,591
San Jose (15)  10,525  14,161  11,858
Seattle (1)  --  42,666  38,496
Toronto FC (8)  --  18,993  20,267
Vancouver (6)  --  19,409  20,406
Leaguewide  15,920  18,697  17,872


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



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