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MLS teams are seeing a 7% attendance bump early in the season, fueled by double-digit percentage gains for six clubs. The league average is 18,479 per game, up from 17,259 at the same point last season. Sounders FC continues to dominate all teams at the gate, drawing 40,212 fans per game. That figure is up 3% to date. The Fire lead all teams in gains (+24%), followed by Toronto FC (+18%) and the Crew (+15%). DC United is seeing the sharpest drop among all clubs, down 13.1% at RFK Stadium. Chivas USA still has the lowest draw among MLS clubs at 8,719 per game and is the only club drawing a four-figure average (THE DAILY).MLS ATTENDANCE THROUGH MAY 19
TEAMGAMESTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GAMES ('13) Sounders FC7281,48340,212105.0%39,0662.9%5 Galaxy246,48123,24186.1%21,03110.5%5 Toronto FC490,36422,591104.6%19,12018.2%6 Impact*5106,19521,23949.3%23,018-7.7%5 Whitecaps5105,00021,000100.0%19,9135.5%6 Timbers7145,68820,813100.7%20,6740.7%6 Real Salt Lake599,99319,999100.0%18,15310.2%5 Sporting K.C.6118,58119,764107.0%19,1773.1%6 Dynamo7137,10219,58689.0%19,0982.6%7 Union6106,99217,83296.4%17,4971.9%6 Red Bulls587,58917,51869.5%17,554-0.2%6 FC Dallas7116,24016,60681.8%14,87411.6%7 Fire575,31915,06475.3%12,10824.4%5 Crew573,52014,70473.0%12,84014.5%5 Revolution453,46113,36566.8%13,0722.2%5 Rapids563,77012,75473.2%13,369-4.6%5 DC United671,45311,90960.6%13,700-13.1%6 Earthquakes**662,01310,33698.2%10,409-0.7%8 Chivas USA543,5938,71932.3%8,0598.2%6 MLS TOTALS1021,884,83718,47981.9%17,2597.1%110
NOTES: * = Played its first three games at Olympic Stadium this season and two games last season. ** = Includes designated Earthquakes home games played at Stanford Stadium in both seasons and a game played at Levi's Stadium this season.