Before we get started on attendance, one quick business note from the weekend. For those of you interested in television ratings for the league, here is a link with a pretty complete list of ratings for this season. The last few numbers have actually been quite good for the league, with the last few matches showing a significant increase on both NBSCN and on ESPN. It will be interesting to see if the league gets any push from Olympic based promotion.
On the heels of another full slate of Major League Soccer matches, here is a look at the attendance number from the week that was. The mid-week matches started in Toronto, with just under 20k in attendance for a battle between Canadian sides. The weekend started on Saturday, with PPL host to its usual 18k plus. The Revs managed just over 12k for their home game against resurgent TFC on Saturday at Gillette. On a well advertised Buck a Brat night, the Crew were shutout at home before a sizable crowd of over 17,500. In Chicago, the Fire fell just short of 18k for their home victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps.
The Rapids became yet another home team to fall, this time to FC Dallas before just over 13k at DSG Park. San Jose put on a show in front of just over 10k at Buck Shaw Stadium. Portland and Los Angeles put on quite a show before the usual Jeld-Wen sellout in Portland. On Sunday, the Red Bulls hosted the Sounders in front of a solid 19k plus crowd threatened by thunderstorms.
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