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2019 MLS Attendance

A monster week on the 2019 MLS attendance front, fueled by two home matches for Atlanta United FC and the biggest crowd of the season for the New England Revolution.

Here are both season and Week 11 totals for 2019 MLS attendance, as of May 12:

  Team Av. Total Gms 2018 YOY Week 11
1 Atlanta United FC 51,680 310,078 6 53,002 -0.02 110,689*
2 Seattle Sounders 38,245 267,715 7 40,641 -0.06 39,232
3 FC Cincinnati 27,363 136,814 5 NA NA 26,258
4 Toronto FC 24,779 148,676 6 26,628 -0.07 26,219
5 Orlando City SC 22,943 137,655 6 23,866 -0.04  
6 LA Galaxy 22,834 159,840 7 24,444 -0.07 22,806
7 LAFC 22,137 132,823 6 22,042 0.00  
8 NYC FC 21,341 106,706 5 23,211 -0.08  
9 Vancouver Whitecaps 21,332 127,989 6 21,946 -0.03 18,356
10 Minnesota United 19,757 79,027 4 23,902 -0.17  
11 Sporting KC 18,459 92,296 5 19,950 -0.07  
12 Real Salt Lake 17,538 70,152 4 18,605 -0.06  
13 D.C. United 17,151 120,060 7 17,635 -0.03 12,521
14 Montreal Impact 17,118 51,353 3 18,569 -0.08  
15 San Jose Earthquakes 16,861 101,164 6 19,032 -0.11  
16 New York Red Bulls 15,754 94,526 6 18,601 -0.15 11,115
17 Philadelphia Union 15,223 91,339 6 16,518 -0.08  
18 Houston Dynamo 14,922 89,531 6 16,906 -0.12  
19 FC Dallas 14,465 86,787 6 15,512 -0.07 12,263
20 NE Revolution 13,519 94,632 7 18,347 -0.26 20,610
21 Columbus Crew 12,833 102,664 8 12,447 0.03 31,255*
22 Colorado Rapids 12,690 76,140 6 15,333 -0.17 15,437
23 Chicago Fire 10,585 74,097 7 14,806 -0.29 17,605*
24 Portland Timbers 0 0 0 21,144 NA  
  TOTALS 20,386 2,752,064 135 21,873 -0.07 364,366
  WEEKLY AV.           22,773
  *Total of two matches            

Let’s put some of the numbers in perspective. Atlanta United FC drew more fans in two matches last week than has 14 MLS teams all season. That’s why we saw an above-average week in 2019 MLS attendance: it was the second-best week of the season both in total attendance and per-match average. A lot of MLS folks have been waiting for good weather to draw in larger crowds, and we seem to have seen this both in New England and Colorado, who both drew their largest crowds of the season.

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