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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 17 / 14

15,256  – Size of the "raucous crowd" for last night's Sounders-Union U.S. Open Cup title game at PPL Park. The Sounders won 3-1 ( PHILADELPHIAUNION.com, 9/17 ).

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