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The Monday After

Time for our weekly roundup of the weekend that was in MLS. In Montreal, the Impact moved one more marketing step closer to their 2012 kick-off, with the unveiling of their new logo.  Click here to check out an image.  According to the officials involved, the logo has eight distinct elements heavily focused on the history and traditions of Quebec, Montreal and soccer.  For those intersted in the renovated Stade Saputo,  click here for a great virtual tour of the facility.

Before we get to the numbers, we had a request for a list of stadium capacity around the league.  Click here for all of the Soccer Specific Stadiums in a convenient format.  On the attendance front, the week got started on Wednesday with 18,500 in KC and just over 10,500 in Chicago.  Seattle also managed more than 21k for the CCL game at CenturyLink Field.  Portland also managed more than 18k for their mid-week tilt against the Galaxy.  On Friday night, Colorado showed well to a national television audience with more than 14.500 at DSG for the Friday night Fox Soccer broadcast.

On Saturday, only 11,600 made it out to RFK for one of the stranger MLS matches in recent history.  In Philly, PPL Park played host to an excellent crowd of over 18,500.  Approximately 11,500 Revolution fans can say they were at Foxboro when the first DP and homegrown player in team history take the field.  More than 19k saw RSL whitewash New York, more than 21,500 made it out to the HDC for a Galaxy victory and San Jose had 10.500 at their Saturday night home game.

Finding WPS attendance remains something of a challenge (odd because attendance is way up), but reports indicate that the Breakers saw an enormous crowd in excess of 7k on Saturday night.  Atlanta enjoyed a similarly big attendance night with just over 7k for their match against Western New York.