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MLS clubs are averaging 17,526 fans per game this season to date, up 6.3% from the same period last year. The Sounders continue to lead all teams by a wide margin with 37,189 fans per game, up 2.9% at CenturyLink Field. The expansion Whitecaps and Timbers rank third and fifth, respectively, in league attendance. Sporting KC is benefiting from a move to the new Livestrong Sporting Park, with attendance up 81% to date. The Red Bulls, FC Dallas and Earthquakes also are seeing double-digit percentage increases. The Crew continue to see the sharpest drop in MLS, down 22.7% this season in Columbus. Listed below is club-by-club attendance for MLS through July 18, with comparisons to the same period last year (THE DAILY).MLS ATTENDANCE THROUGH JULY 18
HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS ('10) Sounders11409,07737,189104.8%36,1402.9%9 Galaxy10226,41122,64183.9%20,6879.4%7 Whitecaps9180,06820,00895.3%n/an/an/a Toronto FC11218,63719,87699.4%20,588-3.5%8 Timbers10186,27018,627100.0%n/an/an/a Red Bulls10183,09918,31073.2%16,27712.5%8 Union*9163,59018,17798.3%22,619-19.6%5 Sporting KC**590,53518,10798.1%10,00681.0%8 Dynamo11185,91816,90252.8%16,0035.6%9 Real Salt Lake10162,32516,23380.3%16,277-0.3%8 DC United9141,26715,69633.4%14,9495.0%9 Chivas USA11162,08914,73554.6%14,4512.0%7 Rapids10145,32414,53280.4%13,5896.9%7 Fire9128,63014,29271.5%14,778-3.3%7 FC Dallas12158,88813,24164.6%11,23117.9%8 Earthquakes***10130,09613,01090.0%9,51536.7%7 Revolution10121,48612,14960.7%11,7973.0%8 Crew10108,45510,84653.8%14,028-22.7%9 MLS Totals1773,102,16517,52674.0%16,4826.3%124
NOTES: Teams can exceed 100% capacity because of standing-room-only ticket sales. All attendance figures are based on totals posted immediately following games. It may not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. * = The Union played their first two games at Lincoln Financial Field last season before moving into PPL Park. ** = Sporting KC moved to Livestrong Sporting Park this season, having relocated from CommunityAmerica Ballpark after the '10 season. *** = Includes a designated Earthquakes home game against the Red Bulls played at Stanford Stadium in July.