Seattle Sounders Setting Standard for 2010 MLS Attendance

Major League Soccer has long recognized the interest and value of the impressive fan base of the Seattle Sounders FC, and the enthusiasm with which locals fill the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field and root on the home team.

Based on current MLS attendance figures, the Sounders on three home dates have averaged an impressive 36,077, drawing a total of 108,231 thus far in the 2010 campaign.

Philadelphia Union was next with 34,870, based on one appearance.  It should also be noted that Philadelphia will be switching venues in late June when their soccer specific PPL Park is slated to open.  PPL Park will hold a capacity of around 18,500, according to Jonathon Feyerherm of The 90th Minute Soccer Blog.

Los Angeles Galaxy, while not at the level of support the team enjoyed when David Beckham was healthy, has drawn a solid 61,525 over three appearances, for an average of 20,508.

Toronto FC continues to draw solidly.  In two appearances, ...

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