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Taking Attendance

Here are the 33 MLS, USL-1 and WPS teams ranked by average attendance as of this morning.

Team League G Total Avg. Median
Seattle Sounders FC MLS 11 332,244 30,204 29,104
Toronto FC MLS 11 223,053 20,278 20,172
Los Angeles Galaxy MLS 9 173,632 19,292 19,673
Real Salt Lake MLS 9 147,179 16,353 17,478
Chivas USA MLS 9 145,903 16,211 15,463
Houston Dynamo MLS 10 155,383 15,538 15,608
DC United MLS 9 136,739 15,193 15,652
Columbus Crew MLS 10 131,143 13,114 14,023
New England Revolution MLS 8 104,705 13,088 11,249
Chicago Fire MLS 9 117,242 13,027 13,120
Colorado Rapids MLS 10 127,112 12,711 11,651
New York Red Bulls MLS 9 114,314 12,702 12,039
Montreal Impact USL-1 8 96,480 12,060 12,197
San Jose Earthquakes MLS 10 111,041 11,104 9,984
Kansas City Wizards MLS 9 90,215 10,024 10,385
FC Dallas MLS 10 94,073 9,407 8,414
Portland Timbers USL-1 8 68,352 8,544 7,947
Rochester Rhinos USL-1 8 53,744 6,718 6,652
Los Angeles Sol WPS 10 62,980 6,298 5,806
Washington Freedom WPS 9 52,893 5,877 5,028
Vancouver Whitecaps USL-1 8 42,319 5,290 5,288
Chicago Red Stars WPS 10 49,276 4,928 4,673
Boston Breakers WPS 9 40,020 4,447 4,125
St. Louis Athletica WPS 9 34,889 3,877 3,860
Charleston Battery USL-1 10 36,973 3,697 3,897
FC Gold Pride WPS 9 32,810 3,646 2,956
Sky Blue FC WPS 9 31,058 3,451 3,256
Minnesota Thunder USL-1 11 36,449 3,314 3,311
Puerto Rico Islanders USL-1 10 33,026 3,303 3,105
Austin Aztex USL-1 12 36,091 3,008 2,839
Carolina RailHawks USL-1 10 29,463 2,946 2,855
Cleveland City Stars USL-1 12 17,348 1,446 1,346
Miami FC Blues USL-1 11 12,456 1,132 922

    6 Responses to Taking Attendance

    1. You know I love you, but what is your infatuation with attendance numbers?

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    2. No idea. Some people collect stamps.

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    3. Better to be infatuated with attendance than TV Ratings. The death of any ‘sport’ is when it becomes a ‘TV Show’ with a live audience.

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    4. You could make a pretty strong argument that the NFL is a TV show with a live audience…and last I checked it’s not planning on pulling an AFL anytime soon.

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    5. Has a USL team ever outdrawn 3 MLS teams before?

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    6. Rochester might have. Though, of course, San Jose and Kansas City are (slightly) special cases at the moment.

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