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  • MLS Attendance Remains Up Over 5% Heading Into Final Month Of Season

    MLS clubs are averaging 18,501 fans per game with about a month left in the regular season, up 5.4% from the same point in '11. Sounders FC maintains its big lead over the rest of the league with 42,379 fans per game, up 14.7% from last year. The Impact have moved into second place in attendance with 23,107 fans per game during the club's inaugural MLS season. Despite being on the outside of the playoff bubble, the Crew are seeing the league's largest jump in attendance, up 26.6%. Meanwhile, the Dynamo's first season at BBVA Compass Stadium has also led to a 23.3% jump in attendance for the club. DC United and Toronto FC are seeing the sharpest drops at the gate (THE DAILY).

    MLS ATTENDANCE THROUGH SEPT. 18
    TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('11)
    Sounders FC
    13
    550,930
    42,379
    119.4%
    36,932
    14.7%
    15
    Impact*
    15
    346,605
    23,107
    70.2%
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    Galaxy
    14
    312,319
    22,309
    82.6%
    22,846
    -2.4%
    15
    Dynamo**
    14
    291,440
    20,817
    94.5%
    16,882
    23.3%
    15
    Timbers
    15
    306,570
    20,438
    100.0%
    18,740
    9.1%
    15
    Whitecaps
    13
    252,312
    19,409
    92.4%
    20,542
    -5.5%
    12
    Sporting K.C.
    15
    289,436
    19,296
    104.5%
    17,589
    9.7%
    14
    Real Salt Lake
    15
    283,451
    18,897
    93.6%
    17,194
    9.9%
    15
    Toronto FC
    15
    277,198
    18,480
    85.2%
    20,187
    -8.5%
    15
    Union
    13
    237,602
    18,277
    98.8%
    18,217
    0.3%
    15
    Red Bulls
    13
    229,103
    17,623
    70.5%
    18,864
    -6.6%
    13
    Fire
    14
    223,383
    15,956
    79.8%
    14,106
    13.1%
    14
    Rapids
    14
    209,638
    14,974
    82.8%
    14,584
    2.7%
    14
    Crew
    13
    186,967
    14,382
    71.4%
    11,359
    26.6%
    15
    FC Dallas
    16
    225,585
    14,099
    68.8%
    13,171
    7.0%
    15
    Earthquakes***
    14
    194,612
    13,901
    98.4%
    12,021
    15.6%
    15
    DC United
    15
    203,965
    13,598
    69.2%
    15,024
    -9.5%
    12
    Chivas USA
    14
    185,992
    13,285
    70.7%
    14,248
    -6.8%
    14
    Revolution
    15
    188,127
    12,542
    62.7%
    12,739
    -1.6%
    14
    MLS TOTALS
    270
    4,995,235
    18,501
    85.1%
    17,553
    5.4%
    257
     

    NOTES: * = The expansion club played its first five games at Olympic Stadium this season before moving to a renovated Saputo Stadium. ** = Played at new BBVA Compass Stadium after playing in Robertson Stadium last year. *** = Includes game against Dynamo at AT&T Park in March and game against Galaxy at Stanford Stadium in June.

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