Before we get to the weekly look at attendance, a couple of quick business notes. The big weekend stories involved movement on the stadium fronts in both Washington and New York 2. Coming a few days after the announcement that the Revs were slowing moving towards a stadium in Revere, the possibility that two more soccer specific stadiums might rise in the Northeast Corridor are great news for the league. We will cover the stadium issues in depth this week, but for now, Steve Goff provides some great detail on his Soccer Insider Blog here.
Moving to attendance, where the week started in Chicago with more than 16k on hand at Toyota Park to watch the Fire lose to the Union. Also on Wednesday, almost 18k saw Vancouver drub Chivas 4-0 at BC Place. On Saturday, the Galaxy managed a 27k sellout for their exciting loss to the RSL, while the Rapids played before an announced 15k + despite some foul weather. The day had started with just over 15k at BMO Field to see the Reds continue to fall apart on the field and at the gate. Later, the Red Bulls were upset before 21k at Red Bull Arena.
In a battle of already eliminated teams, the Revs and Union squared off at PPL Park before just over 17k. Later that night, the Dynamo held off Montreal before 21k at BBVA Compass Stadium. The team remains undefeated in its new digs and the crowds have continued to show. Approximately 13,500 made it to Crew Stadium for a 1-1 draw between Columbus and SKC. The big attendance story of the weekend was the more than 66k in Seattle for the latest installment in the Cascadia Cup rivalry. The game was televised on ESPN against Sunday night football.
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