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  • MLS Attendance Down 3% To Date; Chivas USA Seeing 34% Drop At StubHub Center

    MLS teams are averaging 18,076 fans per game through Aug. 1, down 3% compared to the same period last year. The league is still seeing a drop for the season, but attendance has recovered somewhat from early May, when the average was down around 8%. Chivas USA continues to see a sharp drop at StubHub Center, with average attendance down 34%. The club is well under 10,000 fans per game, with capacity only at 46%. Also seeing double-digit percentage drops at home are the Fire and Impact. FC Dallas and the Revolution are seeing the biggest gains to date, up 11% and 10%, respectively. Listed below is team-by-team attendance through Aug. 1, with comparisons to the same period last season (THE DAILY).

    MLS ATTENDANCE THROUGH AUG. 1
    TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('12)
    Sounders
    9
    365,848
    40,650
    105.6%
    39,537
    2.8%
    10
    Galaxy
    10
    217,644
    21,764
    80.6%
    22,729
    -4.2%
    11
    Impact (a)
    11
    230,531
    20,957
    76.7%
    24,052
    -12.9%
    12
    Timbers
    9
    186,066
    20,674
    101.2%
    20,438
    1.2%
    11
    Whitecaps
    11
    219,432
    19,948
    95.0%
    19,384
    2.9%
    11
    Dynamo (b)
    10
    199,064
    19,906
    90.3%
    21,045
    -5.4%
    10
    Sporting KC
    11
    216,801
    19,709
    106.7%
    19,286
    2.2%
    11
    Toronto FC
    11
    213,910
    19,446
    89.0%
    19,089
    1.9%
    11
    Real Salt Lake
    11
    207,208
    18,837
    93.2%
    18,680
    0.8%
    13
    Red Bulls
    11
    201,455
    18,314
    73.3%
    17,720
    3.4%
    10
    Union
    11
    192,231
    17,476
    94.5%
    18,418
    -5.1%
    10
    FC Dallas
    11
    174,136
    15,831
    77.2%
    14,221
    11.3%
    13
    Rapids
    12
    180,311
    15,026
    86.2%
    15,060
    -0.2%
    11
    Crew
    10
    147,558
    14,756
    73.2%
    14,858
    -0.7%
    9
    Earthquakes (c)
    11
    154,350
    14,032
    99.4%
    14,802
    -5.2%
    11
    Fire
    11
    151,524
    13,775
    68.9%
    15,543
    -11.4%
    10
    Revolution
    10
    137,445
    13,745
    68.7%
    12,455
    10.4%
    10
    DC United
    11
    150,572
    13,688
    69.7%
    14,132
    -3.1%
    10
    Chivas USA
    10
    87,150
    8,715
    46.4%
    13,191
    -33.9%
    11
    MLS TOTALS
    201
    3,633,236
    18,076
    84.3%
    18,645
    -3.1%
    205
                   

    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. (a) = Played its first two games at Olympic Stadium this season and five games last season. (b) = Played first game at new BBVA Compass Stadium in May '12. (c) = Includes designated Earthquakes home games played at AT&T Park last season and Stanford Stadium in both seasons.

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