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MLS teams averaged 18,611 fans per game during the '13 regular season, down 1% from last year's record-setting figure. This year's mark is still the second-best average all-time for MLS and only the second time the league has averaged over 18,000 fans per game. The Sounders set another MLS team record with 44,038 fans per game, marking the club's fifth record in five seasons in the league. The Crew saw the league's biggest gain at the gate, up 12% -- one season after seeing an 18% jump. Also seeing strong gains were the Red Bulls, FC Dallas and Revolution. On the flip side, Chivas USA saw a league-worst 36% drop at the gate on the heels of a 12% drop in '12. The Impact experienced a significant decline, down around 10% during the team's second season in MLS. The Dynamo saw a 5% drop during the club's second season at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston. The club had a 19% jump last season (THE DAILY).MLS REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE TRENDYEARGAMESAVERAGEYEARGAMESAVERAGE'1332318,611'0415015,559'1232318,807'0315014,898'1130617,872'0214015,821'1024016,675'0115814,961'0922516,040'0019213,756'0821016,460'9919214,282'0719516,770'9819214,312'0619215,504'9716014,603'0519215,108'9616017,406'13 MLS REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
TEAMGAMESTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/- Sounders FC17748,65244,038114.4%43,1442.1% Galaxy17376,58022,15282.0%23,136-4.3% Timbers17351,45820,674101.2%20,4381.2% Impact*17350,25920,60382.6%22,772-9.5% Whitecaps17341,65320,09795.7%19,4753.2% Dynamo17338,69019,92390.4%21,015-5.2% Sporting K.C.17335,05819,709106.7%19,4041.6% Red Bulls17330,83219,46177.8%18,2816.5% Real Salt Lake17326,69919,21895.1%19,0870.7% Toronto FC17308,23318,13182.9%18,155-0.1% Union17303,74617,86796.6%18,053-1.0% Crew17273,36416,08079.8%14,39711.7% Rapids17262,47915,44088.6%15,1751.7% FC Dallas17261,34615,37375.0%14,1998.3% Fire17258,88015,22876.1%16,409-7.2% Revolution17252,34614,84474.2%14,0016.0% DC United17231,97913,64669.5%13,846-1.4% Earthquakes**17217,00912,76599.4%13,293-4.0% Chivas USA17142,2248,36644.5%13,056-35.9% MLS TOTALS3236,011,48718,61186.8%18,807-1.0%
NOTES: * = Played its first two games at Montreal's Olympic Stadium this season and five games last season. ** = Includes designated Earthquakes home games played at AT&T Park last season and Stanford Stadium in both seasons.