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Atlanta United sets MLS single-game attendance record in regular season

There's a new single-game attendance record for a regular-season match in MLS, with Atlanta United again at the forefront.

The Five Stripes drew 72,548 for Saturday’s home matchup against the LA Galaxy. The high-profile match brought together the defending MLS Cup champions and the five-time MLS Cup winners from the Western Conference.

The attendance figure broke Atlanta’s own record, which came on July 15, 2018 against the Seattle Sounders. In all, 72,243 fans came out for that clash.

Atlanta holds another single-game record, with 73,019 fans turning up for the 2018 MLS Cup against the Portland Timbers, the most for a playoff game.

Here are the top five single-game crowds in MLS regular-season history:

No. Matchup Date Attendance
1 Atlanta United vs. LA Galaxy Aug. 3, 2018 72,548
2 Atlanta United vs. Seattle Sounders July 15, 2018 72,243
3 Atlanta United vs. D.C. United March 11, 2018 72,035
4 Atlanta United vs. Real Salt Lake Sept. 22, 2018 72,017
5 Atlanta United vs. Orlando City SC June 30, 2018 71,932

And here are the top five regular-season crowds in MLS history, with this time counting games that were part of double-headers:

No. Matchup Date Attendance
1 Chivas USA vs. New England Aug. 6, 2006 92,650
2 LA Galaxy vs. Tampa Bay June 16, 1996 92,216
3 Chivas USA vs. LA Galaxy Aug. 10, 2005 88,816
4 San Jose Clash vs. D.C. United July 4, 1999 73,123
5 Atlanta United vs. LA Galaxy Aug. 3, 2018 72,548