Very busy week of games in Major League Soccer. Before we get to the attendance figures here is an article from the San Jose Mercury News with club President Dave Kaval. The article provides some information about team season ticket sales (4,000) and preparations for a move into the team’s new stadium. The article also notes that the team has sold more than 20k seats for its match against the Galaxy later thi year.
The Canadian teams played their mid-week Canadian Championship (now sponsored by Amway through 2013), while a number of US based squads played Wednesday matches. The week started off in a challenging fashion, with the Revs mustering just over 6k for their home win over Colorado. San Jose fared a bit better with a crowd in excess of 8,700k. Seattle rescued the mid-week slate packing more than 30k into Century Link Field. Chivas posted a shockingly good number with more than 14,500 for their Friday night match at the Home Depot Center.
The Saturday numbers started strong with more than 18k to watch a woeful TFC team fall again at BMO field while an afternoon match in Seattle drew more than 38k on NBCSN. Vancouver managed a crowd of more than 19k for their home match, while LA reportedly sold out their game at the Home Depot Center against the Red Bulls. The crowd looked sparser than full on ESPN2. Kansas City cracked through the 20k figure during their shocking home loss to Montreal. At Rio Tinto more than 18k saw a match marred by red cards. Portland managed its usual 20k plus for a scoreless draw at Jeld-Wen.
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