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