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  • MLS Attendance Up 7% To Date, With Six Clubs Seeing Double-Digit Percentage Gains

    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
    TEAM
    GAMES
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GAMES ('13)
    Sounders FC
    7
    281,483
    40,212
    105.0%
    39,066
    2.9%
    5
    Galaxy
    2
    46,481
    23,241
    86.1%
    21,031
    10.5%
    5
    Toronto FC
    4
    90,364
    22,591
    104.6%
    19,120
    18.2%
    6
    Impact*
    5
    106,195
    21,239
    49.3%
    23,018
    -7.7%
    5
    Whitecaps
    5
    105,000
    21,000
    100.0%
    19,913
    5.5%
    6
    Timbers
    7
    145,688
    20,813
    100.7%
    20,674
    0.7%
    6
    Real Salt Lake
    5
    99,993
    19,999
    100.0%
    18,153
    10.2%
    5
    Sporting K.C.
    6
    118,581
    19,764
    107.0%
    19,177
    3.1%
    6
    Dynamo
    7
    137,102
    19,586
    89.0%
    19,098
    2.6%
    7
    Union
    6
    106,992
    17,832
    96.4%
    17,497
    1.9%
    6
    Red Bulls
    5
    87,589
    17,518
    69.5%
    17,554
    -0.2%
    6
    FC Dallas
    7
    116,240
    16,606
    81.8%
    14,874
    11.6%
    7
    Fire
    5
    75,319
    15,064
    75.3%
    12,108
    24.4%
    5
    Crew
    5
    73,520
    14,704
    73.0%
    12,840
    14.5%
    5
    Revolution
    4
    53,461
    13,365
    66.8%
    13,072
    2.2%
    5
    Rapids
    5
    63,770
    12,754
    73.2%
    13,369
    -4.6%
    5
    DC United
    6
    71,453
    11,909
    60.6%
    13,700
    -13.1%
    6
    Earthquakes**
    6
    62,013
    10,336
    98.2%
    10,409
    -0.7%
    8
    Chivas USA
    5
    43,593
    8,719
    32.3%
    8,059
    8.2%
    6
    MLS TOTALS
    102
    1,884,837
    18,479
    81.9%
    17,259
    7.1%
    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.

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