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MLS teams are averaging 16,890 fans per game through May 9, down around 8% from the same period last season. MLS finished last year with a league-record average of 18,807. Sounders FC continues to lead all clubs with 39,157 fans per game, up just over 1%. During its second season in MLS, the Impact are seeing a 26% drop at the gate. The sharpest decline belongs to Chivas USA, whose attendance at Home Depot Center is down 38% to date. Also seeing double-digit percentage declines are the Fire and Earthquakes. The Revolution are seeing the biggest increase at the gate, up 25% at Gillette Stadium. FC Dallas also is seeing a double-digit percentage gain, up 14% to date. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for MLS clubs through May 9, with comparisons to the same period last season (THE DAILY).MLS ATTENDANCE THROUGH MAY 9
TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS ('12) Sounders FC3117,47139,157101.7%38,6261.4%6 Impact*4100,51225,12864.0%33,752-25.6%3 Galaxy5105,15621,03177.9%23,197-9.3%6 Timbers5103,37020,674101.2%20,4381.2%5 Whitecaps477,65719,41492.4%18,6154.3%5 Toronto FC596,43919,28888.2%19,0221.4%5 Sporting KC6115,06419,177103.8%19,0170.8%5 Dynamo**592,64318,52984.1%n/an/a0 Real Salt Lake590,76418,15389.8%18,344-1.0%6 Union469,37517,34493.8%18,343-5.4%4 Red Bulls580,10516,02164.1%16,204-1.1%5 FC Dallas689,79514,96673.0%13,16813.6%7 DC United568,59013,71869.8%13,751-0.2%6 Rapids566,84313,36973.9%14,505-7.8%4 Crew452,93113,23365.7%13,0431.5%4 Revolution448,92212,23161.2%9,82124.5%3 Fire448,33512,08460.4%14,069-14.1%4 Earthquakes772,74710,39298.7%12,360-15.9%5 Chivas USA540,2278,04542.8%12,868-37.5%5 MLS TOTALS911,536,94616,89079.1%18,396-8.2%88
NOTES: All MLS attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. * = Played its first two home games at Olympic Stadium this season and five games at the venue last season. ** = Played first game at new BBVA Compass Stadium May 12, 2012.