Another full weekend of MLS matches on the heels of last week’s outstanding attendance league-wide. There was also the Euro 2012 Final and USWNT match at Rio Tinto against Canada. The US Women, playing in an Olympic tune-up match, drew more than 16k to Sandy. Not surprisingly, EURO2012 and Golden Boot were among the trending terms on Twitter tonight. Please drop a line with your thoughts on the ESPN coverage of the event.
MLS Attendance got off to a rough start, with less than 15k at Stade Saputo for match against the Impact’s main rival, TFC. Matches at the rebuilt Stade Saputo have not drawn well, a concerning red flag for the fledgling franchise. On Friday night, more than 19k jammed into Livestrong Sporting Park for Sporting’s home loss to Chicago. Toronto’s recent improved run of form led to a draw against New York before a crowd of more than 20k. Surging DC managed a crowd of more than 18k at RFK, more than 5k above their season average.
On a hot night in Foxboro, the Revs drew just over 15k for their draw with slumping Seattle. Columbus posted an outstanding number of more than 19k at Crew Stadium with a similar number attending the Saturday night match in Houston. Colorado crested over the 15k mark at DSG. San Jose left the friendly confines for their match against Los Angeles and drew a crowd in excess of 50k for a wild match against the defending champions. For the second consecutive week, MLS bested the 20k mark in average attendance.
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