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MLS Week 1 crowds up almost 8 percent
March 10th, 2014 4:37PM

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[ATTENDANCE WATCH] Major League Soccer averaged 21,135 fans for its eight games on opening weekend, an increase of almost 8 percent over the 2013 average for Week 1.

The opening weekend featured a record opening day crowd in Seattle (39,240) and three other announced sellouts in Houston, Portland and Vancouver.

Of the seven teams that also debuted on Week 1 in 2013, only FC Dallas drew fewer fans this season.

The weekend lows were 13,840 (for D.C. United-Columbus with Mayor Vincent C. Gray on hand) and 8,320 (for Chivas USA-Chicago, the first game since MLS took control of the Chivas USA).

MLS: Week 1 Crowds
ATT. MATCH
39,240 Seattle-Sporting KC
25,674 LA Galaxy-Real Salt Lake
22,320 Houston-New England
21,000 Vancouver-New York
20,674 Portland-Philadelphia
18,011 FC Dallas-Montreal
13,840 D.C. United-Columbus
8,320 Chivas USA-Chicago
Note: announced sellouts in bold.

2014 Average: 21,135.
2013 Average: 19,513.
2012 Average: 21,573.


1 comment
  1. Margaret Manning
    commented on: March 10, 2014 at 5:11 p.m.
    8000+ for Chivas? Does that include the cheerleaders and staff? That stadium was empty. Move that franchise to a town that will support it.


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