Before we get to the attendance picture, a quick note on the doings of FIFA partner McDonald’s in advance of Brazil in 2014. The official restaurant of FIFA World Cup is running a promotion that provides entrants with a chance to win trips to the World Cup, trips to USA/Mexico in Columbus, t-shirts, video games and more. You can enter via MCDONEGOAL.com and the promotion ends no July 7, 2013. The promotion is offered in conjunction with EA Sports and is being advertised in conjunction with the provision of McDonald’s nutrition information.
On to attendance, wheres the weekend started in Toronto. The struggling Reds managed more than 19k, while the Red Bulls pulled a crowd of just over 19,500 for their home loss at Red Bull Arena. Columbus barely crossed the 10k mark, as the attendance difficulties continue at the League’s original soccer specific stadium. The attendance uptick at DSG Park continued with more than 17,500 in attendance on Saturday night, while Sporting continued its solid numbers with more than 19k.
RSL also crossed the 19k threshold as some of the League’s middle attendance teams put up solid numbers during a toasty and storm filled weekend. Chivas actually progressed to 9k plus for their home loss to Seattle, as the nightmare in LA continues to be on display. The Revs showed very well for their nationally televised date with the Galaxy, with more than 19k at Gillette on a warm Sunday evening. The Revs game was preceded on NBCSN by the season debut of MLS36 focusing on Omar Gonzales.The struggles in Bridgeview continued, as the Fire manged less than 15k at Toyota Park on Sunday night.
The Sunday crowd at RFK for the USMNT match against Germany was just shy of 50k.