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  • MLS Attendance Up 6.3%, Impact Ranking Second During Inaugural Season

    MLS teams are averaging 18,655 fans per game this season to date, up 6.3% from the same period last year. The league has been given a boost from the expansion Impact, who rank second in home attendance with 36,498 fans per game. Sounders FC continues to lead all clubs with 38,672 fans per game, up 6.6% from the same point last season. The Dynamo, who recently moved into new BBVA Compass Stadium, are seeing attendance up 25.1% over last year. Also seeing big gains are the Crew, Earthquakes, Rapids, Timbers and Real Salt Lake. Chivas USA and DC United are seeing the sharpest drops to date, down 19.1% and 17.1%, respectively. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for MLS through May 25, with comparisons to the same period last year (THE DAILY).

    MLS ATTENDANCE THROUGH MAY 25
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('11)
    Sounders FC
    8
    309,378
    38,672
    108.9%
    36,268
    6.6%
    7
    Impact
    5
    182,488
    36,498
    62.9%
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    Galaxy
    7
    155,694
    22,242
    82.4%
    22,823
    -2.5%
    6
    Dynamo
    2
    44,078
    22,039
    100.2%
    17,618
    25.1%
    6
    Timbers
    6
    122,628
    20,438
    100.6%
    18,627
    9.7%
    5
    Toronto FC
    5
    95,109
    19,022
    87.7%
    19,557
    -2.7%
    7
    Sporting K.C.*
    5
    95,087
    19,017
    103.0%
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    Whitecaps
    6
    114,074
    19,012
    90.5%
    19,970
    -4.8%
    6
    Real Salt Lake
    6
    110,062
    18,344
    90.9%
    16,659
    10.1%
    4
    Union
    5
    91,563
    18,313
    99.0%
    18,101
    1.2%
    6
    Red Bulls
    6
    94,939
    15,823
    63.3%
    17,339
    -8.7%
    6
    Rapids
    5
    73,288
    14,658
    81.0%
    13,314
    10.1%
    5
    Chivas USA
    6
    83,138
    13,856
    51.3%
    17,118
    -19.1%
    5
    Fire
    6
    82,380
    13,730
    68.7%
    13,628
    0.7%
    4
    DC United
    8
    108,386
    13,548
    69.0%
    16,344
    -17.1%
    6
    FC Dallas
    8
    105,451
    13,181
    64.3%
    13,728
    -4.0%
    7
    Crew
    5
    63,290
    12,658
    62.8%
    10,199
    24.1%
    5
    Earthquakes**
    7
    81,677
    11,668
    96.3%
    9,855
    18.4%
    6
    Revolution
    5
    57,989
    11,598
    58.0%
    10,892
    6.5%
    6
    MLS Totals
    111
    2,070,699
    18,655
    79.7%
    17,546
    6.3%
    97
     

    NOTES: All attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. * = Sporting K.C. moved to the new Livestrong Sporting Park in June '11. ** = Includes a designated Earthquakes home game vs. the Dynamo at AT&T Park in March.

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