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2017 MLS Attendance

LA at San Jose, Stanford Stadium

It was a perfectly average Week 19 in 2017 MLS attendance, as the league came close to matching the season per-game average before the Gold Cup break.

Here are the numbers after the 19th week of play:

Team Average Total Matches Week 19
1 Atlanta United FC 46,482 371,858 8 44,974
2 Seattle Sounders 42,628 341,021 8
3 Toronto FC 26,765 240,889 9
4 Orlando City SC 25,257 277,826 11 25,029
5 LA Galaxy 23,042 184,332 8 25,667
6 NYC FC 22,449 202,043 9
7 Vancouver Whitecaps 21,764 217,636 10 22,120
8 San Jose Earthquakes 21,262 212,617 10
9 Portland Timbers 21,144 211,440 10 21,144
10 Montreal Impact 20,786 145,499 7
11 New York Red Bulls 20,265 182,386 9
12 Minnesota United 19,960 199,602 10 18,564
13 Sporting KC 19,626 196,258 10 19,240
14 Real Salt Lake 18,584 167,255 9
15 Houston Dynamo 17,530 175,301 10 15,470
16 NE Revolution 16,706 150,357 9 13,924
17 Philadelphia Union 16,534 165,341 10
18 DC United 16,469 148,225 9
19 Chicago Fire 16,410 164,096 10
20 Colorado Rapids 15,358 168,935 11 17,432
21 FC Dallas 15,283 152,834 10 16,291
22 Columbus Crew 14,139 141,385 10
TOTALS 21,339 4,417,136 207 239,855
WEEKLY AVERAGE 21,805

Most teams came within 10 percent of their season average this past week, as we reached the Gold Cup milestone. Gold Cup matches began this past weekend, so MLS takes a break while its best players participate in the tourney. So, in many ways, there was not much northworthy when it came to tracking 2017 MLS attendance. Portland put up its normal sellout numbers and Orlando City was close to a sellout, while LA Galaxy, Vancouver, Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas attracted larger-than-average crowds.

Coming up, we expect Atlanta and Seattle to continue to battle for the 2017 MLS attendance crown, as they both have the capability to draw huge crowds throughout the season — even after Atlanta moves to the new downtown Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

All attendance figures come from the MLS website. Image courtesy San Jose Earthquake.

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