Crowd Count: FC Cincinnati tops weekend charts

Seven of the 10 MLS games were announced sellouts, but none came close to matching the crowd the USL's FC Cincinnati drew for its friendly with English club Crystal Palace. The 35,061 fans were the largest crowd for a soccer match in the state of Ohio.

Crystal Palace claimed a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Jordan Mutch and Wilfred Zaha. The international friendly was the first ever for FC Cincinnati, and the first of its kind at Nippert Stadium.

The previous Ohio record was a crowd of 31,550 in 1996 for a Columbus Crew match at Ohio Stadium. The Ohio record should be again broken on July 27 when Real Madrid plays Paris St. Germain at Ohio Stadium, home of Ohio State football.

The largest crowd of the weekend in MLS was 25,667 for the LA Galaxy-Houston match at StubHub Center.

Top Soccer Crowds (July 15-17):
35,061 FC Cincinnati-Crystal Palace
25,667 LA Galaxy-Houston
22,120 Vancouver-Orlando City (sellout)
21,144 Portland-Seattle (sellout)
20,801 Montreal-New York City (sellout)
20,065 Columbus-D.C. United (sellout)
19,246 Real Salt Lake-New England
18,500 Philadelphia-NY Red Bulls (sellout)
18,461 Colorado-Sporting KC (sellout)
18,000 San Jose-Toronto FC (sellout)
13,942 FC Dallas-Chicago

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