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Seattle crowd 'feels like heaven'
by Mike Woitalla, October 8th, 2012 4:51PM
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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Seattle coach Sigi Schmid hailed his team's fans after a club record 66,452 came out to watch the Sounders beat Northwest rival Portland, 3-0. For MLS team attendance rankings ...

* "This is what heaven must be like,” Schmid said emotionally. “In my imagination of heaven, this is it: packed house, beating Portland by three, fans going crazy, it can’t get better than that. This has been the best thing that has happened to me in soccer and I’m thankful every day I’m here." (video below)

* The crowd of 66,452 was the largest in Sounders club history and upped their 2012 average 43,755.

* The Sounders, with two home games left, will set the MLS single-season attendance record for a fourth straight year:
2012 -- 43,755 (2 home games left);
2011 -- 38,496;
2010 -- 36,173;
2009 -- 30,897.

* The Sunday night crowd at CenturyLink Field ranks as the second-highest single-game attendance for a regular-season game in league history, trailing the attendance of 69,255 for the Los Angeles Galaxy's inaugural MLS game at the Rose Bowl on April 13, 1996.

* The league-wide average after 303 games is 18,655.

* 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 31
Home Games
2012 Home
Average
2011 Home
Average (Final)
Chicago (12) 16,375 16,183 14,273
Chivas USA (19) 13,009 13,153 14,830
Colorado (13) 15,281 15,157 14,838
Columbus (14) 13,566 14,318 12,185
Dallas (15) -- 14,099 12,861
D.C. United (17) -- 13,483 15,196
Houston (4) 21,178 20,916 17,694
Kansas City (7) -- 19,403 17,810
Los Angeles (3) 27,000 22,895 23,335
Montreal (2) -- 22,945 --
New England (18) -- 13,281 13,222
New York (11) 21,157 17,848 19,749
Philadelphia (10) 17,079 18,023 18,259
Portland (5) -- 20,438 18,827
Real Salt Lake (8) -- 18,998 17,591
San Jose (16) -- 13,542 11,858
Seattle (1) 66,452 43,755 38,496
Toronto FC (9) 15,232 18,280 20,267
Vancouver (6) 17,777 19,380 20,406
Leaguewide 22,191 18,655 17,872


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

Schmid interview ...



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