Sounders vs Timbers Attracts Record Crowd of 67,385 To CenturyLink Field

Sunday night's attendance of 67,385 was the largest ever for a soccer game in SeattleTonight’s attendance is 67,385. This is the largest-ever for a soccer game in Seattle. It also marks the second-largest attendance in MLS history for a standalone match, and the third-largest worldwide this weekend.

Soccer Attendances in Seattle – All-time
Tonight’s attendance of 67,385 is the largest-ever attendance for a soccer game played in Seattle.

Top 10 Seattle Attendances – All-time
Attendance Date Teams (Competition)
67,385 August 25, 2013 Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers (MLS)
67,052 July 20, 2011 Sounders FC vs. Manchester United (friendly)
66,848 August 5, 2009 Sounders FC vs. Barcelona (friendly)
66,830 August 9, 2006 Real Madrid vs. DC United (friendly)
66,722 July 22, 2003 Manchester United vs. Celtic (friendly)
66,452 October 7, 2012 Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers (MLS)
65,289 July 18, 2009 Sounders FC vs. Chelsea (friendly)
64,140 October 15, 2011 Sounders FC vs. San Jose (MLS)
60,908 August 5, 2012 Sounders FC vs. LA Galaxy (MLS)
58,218 April 9, 1976 Sounders vs. New York (NASL)
56,416 April 16, 2008 Mexico vs. China (friendly)

MLS History

Tonight’s attendance of 67,385 ranks seventh in MLS history, and second for a standalone match. Seattle has hosted three of the top 10 attendances in MLS history, including three of the top five attendances for a standalone match.

Top 10 Attendances – MLS History
Team Attendance Result Date
1. Chivas USA 92,650* CHV 1vs. NE 1 08/06/2006
2. Los Angeles Galaxy 92,216* LA 2 vs. TB 2 06/16/1996
3. Chivas USA 88,816* CHV 0 vs. LA 1 08/10/2005
4. San Jose Clash 73,123* SJ 1 vs. DC 1 07/04/1999
5. Houston Dynamo 70,550* HOU 0 vs. LA 1 08/09/2006
6. Los Angeles Galaxy 69,255 LA 2 vs. MET 1 04/13/1996
7. Sounders FC 67,385 SEA vs. POR 08/25/2013
8. Sounders FC 66,452 SEA 3 vs. POR 0 10/07/2012

9. New York Red Bulls 66,237 NY 5 vs. LA 4 08/18/2007
10. Sounders FC 64,140 SEA 2 vs. SJ 1 10/15/2011

*Coupled with international doubleheader.

Soccer Attendances in United States – 2013
Tonight’s attendance of 67,385 is the third-largest soccer attendance in the United States this year. CenturyLink Field has hosted four of the top 20 attendances in 2013.

Top 20 Soccer Attendances in United States – 2013
Attendance Teams Competition
81,410 USA-Honduras/Mexico-Panama Gold Cup Semifinals
70,540 USA-El Salvador/Honduras Gold Cup Quarterfinals
67,385 Sounders FC-Portland Timbers MLS
67,273 Real Madrid-Chelsea/LA Galaxy-AC Milan Guinness International Champions Cup
62,107 Mexico-Nigeria Friendly
57,920 USA-Panama Gold Cup Final
56,822 Mexico-Panama/Canada-Martinique Gold Cup Group A
54,229 Mexico-Trinidad&Tobago/Panama-Cuba Gold Cup Quarterfinals
54,184 Real Madrid-Inter Milan Friendly
53,679 Seattle-Vancouver MLS
50,028 San Jose-Galaxy MLS
48,263 Manchester City-Chelsea Friendly
47,359 USA-Germany Friendly
43,345 Mexico-Denmark Friendly
41,983 Chelsea-Inter Milan Guinness International Champions Cup
40,681 Real Madrid-Everton/LA Galaxy-Juventus Guinness International Champions Cup
40,487 USA-Panama World Cup 2014 qualifying
40,150 Seattle/Portland MLS
39,764 Chelsea-AC Milan/Valencia-Inter Milan Guinness International Champions Cup
39,462 Manchester City-Chelsea Friendly
39,368 Spain-Ireland Friendly

Soccer Attendances Worldwide – August 23-25

Tonight’s attendance of 67,385 is the third-largest worldwide soccer attendance this weekend (August 23-25, 2013).

Top 10 Worldwide Soccer Attendances – Aug. 23-25
Attendance Teams Location
80,645 Borussia Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen Westfalenstadion, Germany
71,000 Bayern Munich vs. Nuremberg Allianz Arena, Germany
67,385 Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers CenturyLink Field, Seattle
63,574 Hertha Berlin vs. Hamburg Olympiastadion, Germany
49,662 Newcastle United vs. West Ham St. James Park, England
49,000 Hannover 96 vs. Schalke 04 AWD-Area, Germany
42,797 Inter Milan vs. Genoa Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Italy
42,098 Aston Villa vs. Liverpool Villa Park, England
41,815 Atletico Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano Vicente Calderon, Spain
41,000 Feyenoord vs. NAC De Kuip Stadion, Netherlands
39,000 Tigres vs. Jaguares Estadio Universitario, Mexico
39,000 Napoli vs. Bologna Stadio San Paolo, Italy
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