Atlanta United broke the
record of 47,856 record set by the New York Cosmos in 1978. The previous MLS record was 44,247 held by the Seattle Sounders.
U.S. Pro Soccer Highest Average Attendance:
ATT. MATCH (DATE, STADIUM)
48,200 (1) Atlanta United (MLS, 2017)
47,856 (2) New York Cosmos (NASL, 1978)
46,690 (3) New York Cosmos (NASL, 1979)
44,247 (4) Seattle Sounders (MLS, 2015)
44,038 (5) Seattle Sounders (MLS, 2013)
43,734 (6) Seattle Sounders (MLS, 2014)
43,666 (7) Seattle Sounders (MLS, 2017)
43,144 (8) Seattle Sounders (MLS, 2012)
42,754 (9) New York Cosmos (NASL, 1980)
42,636 (10) Seattle Sounders (MLS, 2016)
All those fans that have to face that their own country can't qualify for the World Cup.
Ummm... Andrew, this is an article about Atlanta, not USSoccer. Those of us who are also US fans are facing that reality this time around, but we have previously qualified for many World Cups and we will qualify again. Hopefully that will begin with an Eric Wynalda USSoccer Presidency and an honest discussion of how best to bring promotion and relegation to MLS...
Anyway, way to go Atlanta! I didn't think soccer would capture the imagination of Hotlanta this quickly, but it's awesome that it has. Beating Pele's New York Cosmos! What a feat!!! Time for a new day and age of soccer in America! Rise Up AUFC for the playoffs! We have a shot, espcially if we win the Eastern Conference, guess where MLS Cup will be??
Just when the MLS gets it together the USMNT starts to suck. Talk about bad timing.