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Top 20 U.S. soccer crowds (2014)
July 27th, 2014 1:11AM
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[CROWD COUNT]Dog days of summer? Not for soccer. Six of the top 20 U.S. soccer crowds of the year have taken place in the last week. Three involved Manchester United and two Real Madrid, while the sixth was the D.C. United-Fulham friendly in Jacksonville, Fla., followed by aCarrie Underwood concert.

Top U.S. Crowds: 2013

Top 20 U.S. Soccer Crowds (2014):
ATT. MATCH (DATE/CITY)
86,432 (1) LA Galaxy-Man. United (July 23 in Pasadena, Calif.)
84,876 (2) Mexico-Ecuador(May 31 in Arlington, Texas)
68,212 (3) Mexico-Nigeria (March 5 in Atlanta)
64,207 (4) Seattle Sounders-Portland Timbers (July 13)
62,583 (5) Real Madrid-Inter Milan(July 26 in Berkeley, Calif.)
62,462 (6) USA-Mexico (April 2 in Glendale, Ariz.)
61,238 (7) Man. United-Inter Milan(July 29 in Landover, Md.)
60,707 (8) Mexico-Bosnia-Herzegovina
(June 3 in Chicago)
57,512 (9) Real Madrid-Roma (July 29 in Dallas)
56,385(10) Seattle Sounders-Tottenham (July 19)
56,292 (11) Mexico-Portugal(June 6 in Foxboro, Mass.)
54,117 (12) Man. United-Roma (July 26 in Denver)
53,407 (13) Mexico-South Korea (Jan. 29 in San Antonio, Texas)
53,267 (14) Spain vs. El Salvador (June 7 in Landover, Md.)
52,961 (15) D.C. United-Fulham (July 26 in Jacksonville, Fla.)
52,033 (16) USA vs. Nigeria (June 7 in Jacksonville, Fla.)
50,006 (17) San Jose Earthquakes-LA Galaxy (June 28 in Palo Alto, Calif.)
49,746 (18) Seattle Sounders-San Jose Earthquakes (May 17)
46,063 (19) Portugal-Ireland (June 10 in East Rutherford, N.J.)
45,329 (20) England vs. Honduras (June 7 in Miami Gardens, Fla.)


3 comments
  1. G O
    commented on: July 27, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.
    I wonder. (Who might have or keep this statistic?) I wonder if FC Fulham has ever played a "friendly match" (a match completely outside any formal competition) with over 52,000 spectators in the stands. I would be interested to know. To me very doubtful that this would ever be possible for Fulham in the month of July in the United Kingdom. Perhaps they have done this in the past in the July-August timeframe on something like an Asia preseason tour. But I would be interested to know. No matter what, this is precisely why so many top tier European clubs come here versus playing these sort of warmups in South America, India, Eastern Europe, or in Asia. For all the US and Canadian issues with getting the game over the final hurdles (only about 18-20% to go), there is no mistaking that the financial prowess for the game is in North America - so long as no one makes really glaring errors in business decisions.
  1. Tom Symonds
    commented on: July 30, 2014 at 10:01 a.m.
    The real eye-catcher on this list for me is that an MLS game (Seattle-Portland) is 4th -- ahead of Real Madrid's matches and even the USA-Mexico match.
  1. M T
    commented on: July 30, 2014 at 3:32 p.m.
    The Fulham numbers are skewed. The match was followed by a Carrie Underwood concert and a large portion of the crowd showed up after the match was done.

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