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Crowd Count: Sounders top 40,000 for 11th straight game
by Paul Kennedy, August 13th, 2017 1:39AM
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TAGS:  mls, nasl, npsl, seattle sounders, usl


The Seattle Sounders drew their 11th straight crowd of greater than 40,000 fans when they beat Sporting KC, 1-0, to join Houston and Sporting KC at the top of the Western Conference.

MLS Attendance Leaders:
46,318 Atlanta United
42,799 Seattle Sounders
27,214 Toronto FC
25,279 Orlando City
23,443 New York City FC

Photo courtesy of Seattle Sounders FC

Galaxy vs. Chargers: Despite having its worst season in years, the LA Galaxy still outdrew its new tenant, the NFL Chargers, at StubHub Center: 25,667 on Saturday night for the 2-0 loss to NYCFC vs. 21,054 for the Chargers' first preseason home game against Seattle on Sunday.

Lou City Record: The USL's Louisville City drew its largest crowd ever as sellout crowd of 13,812 fans watched it win the River Cities Cup with a 5-0 victory over FC Cincinnati at Slugger Field.

NPSL Final: Elm City Express drew a club record 3,112 fans at Yale University’s Reese Stadium to watch it beat Midland-Odessa FC, 5-0, in the NPSL championship game.

Note: All times are ET.

43,530 Seattle-Sporting KC (1-0)
28,415 Toronto FC-Portland (4-1)
25,667 LA Galaxy vs. New York City (0-2)
25,219 NY Red Bulls-Orlando City (3-1)
19,911 New England-Vancouver (1-0)
18,690 Columbus-Chicago (3-1)
16,344 Houston-San Jose (3-0)
15,297 Philadelphia-Montreal (0-3)
14,522 FC Dallas-Colorado (0-0)
14,193 D.C. United vs. Real Salt Lake (0-1)

Heavy rains left Washington's RFK Stadium flooded, forcing the DC United-Real Salt Lake game to be postponed until Sunday night. The game will resume, per MLS rules, from the point when it ended in the 29th minute.

5,243 Orlando-Sky Blue FC (5-0)
4,934 Chicago-Portland (2-3)
4,352 Houston-FC Kansas City (0-1)
4,156 Seattle-North Carolina (1-2)
3,722 Washington-Boston (2-2)

13,812 Louisville City-Cincinnati (5-0)
8,866 Rio Grande Valley FC-Phoenix (1-1)
5,846 Reno 1868-San Antonio (2-0)
4,360 Ottawa-Charlotte (3-1)
4,037 Tulsa-OKC Energy FC (2-1)
4,001 Saint Louis FC-Tampa Bay (4-3)
3,367 Harrisburg-Pittsburgh (0-3)
3,233 Charleston-NY Red Bulls II (1-1)
3,157 Richmond-Orlando City B (0-1)
3,072 Bethlehem Steel-Toronto II (3-1)
2,385 Real Monarchs vs. Colorado Springs (2-0)
1,976 Timbers 2-Sacramento (0-1)
1,012 Swope Park Rangers-Orange County (1-1)
969 Sounders FC 2-Vancouver (3-0)

5,003 Miami FC-Indy Eleven (3-1)
4,272 North Carolina FC-Jacksonville (2-2)
3,069 Puerto Rico FC-SF Deltas (0-0)
n/a FC Edmonton-New York Cosmos (1-1)

NPSL (Final):
Elm City Express-Midland-Odessa FC (5-0)

  1. Nick Daverese
    commented on: August 14, 2017 at 12:26 a.m.
    Maybe it's just me but I doubt if the American game is good enough to attract 40 thousand ticket paying fans to a game against another American team. Unless they offer other things for the fans and their children to do before the game starts then again at the half and at the end of the game like a fire works display. Like a meet and greet with the stars of the team.
  1. Fire Paul Gardner Now
    commented on: August 14, 2017 at 9:55 a.m.
    What do you mean? Seattle gets 40k+ every game.
  1. David Mont
    commented on: August 14, 2017 at 9:39 a.m.
    Frankly, Nick, I think it's just you. "Good enough" is frequently irrelevant. I remember seeing Milan-Chelsea at Meadowlands with some 50,000 in attendance that was a bore of a game in spite of the "goodness" of both teams. And I've seen college games that were much more exciting, even though Milan or Chelsea would've beaten those college teams by some 20 goals.
  1. John Soares
    commented on: August 14, 2017 at 12:10 p.m.
    You are right Nick. If you go to a Sounders game you can see "BOTH" teams warm up before the game.....exiting stuff!
  1. Nick Daverese
    commented on: August 14, 2017 at 1:27 p.m.
    Hey I told you I could be wrong :) so are the restraunts in Seattle great maybe that is the attraction. My oldest son lived in Seattle for a year. His sales people can make 200 thousand a year if they push themselves to sell Included in that was a 60 thousand base pay. He kept complaining they were happy with the base pay and did not try to make more. So he closed operations there and came back home. He also said they could not get boars head cold cuts there :) it must be just me because I find the American game boring. Not enough movement in the game. I see a dribbler in the center of the field with the ball there is almost never anyone moving from the flank towards him to help him. I see that one dribbler by himself in the center of the field in the up top space I get bored fast.
  1. Footballer Forever
    commented on: August 15, 2017 at 9:24 a.m.
    Nick, maybe you are a naturally boring person or simply preconditioned to being a negative minded person and MLs happens to be one of your victims.
  1. Nick Daverese
    commented on: August 15, 2017 at 11:04 a.m.
    You might be right :) I don't even want to be around me on some days.

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