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After CenturyLink Field sellout, a look at the top MLS Cup attendances

With the Seattle Sounders announcing the 2019 MLS Cup Final sold out in a matter of minutes Friday, it guarantees the third MLS Cup between the Sounders and Toronto FC will be the second-largest MLS Cup attendance ever, following on from the 73,019 who were on hand at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta last year to watch the home team beat the Portland Timbers.

A crowd in excess of 69,000 is expected to pack CenturyLink Field Nov. 10 for the Sounders’ first home MLS Cup appearance.

The 2009 MLS Cup between the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake, which drew a crowd of 46,011, was played in Seattle when it was played on neutral ground.

Here’s the attendance figures for each of the 24 MLS Cup Finals played to date.

Year Attendance Venue Result
2018 73,019 Mercedes-Benz Stadium; Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta 2, Portland 0
2019 69,000+ CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash. TBD
2002 61,216 Gillette Stadium; Foxborough, Mass. LA Galaxy 1, New England 0
1997 57,431 RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C. D.C. United 2, Colorado 1
1998 51,530 Rose Bowl; Pasadena, Calif. Chicago 2, D.C. United 1
2009 46,011 Qwest Field; Seattle, Wash. Real Salt Lake 1 (5), LA Galaxy 1 (4)
1999 44,910 Foxboro Stadium; Foxborough, Mass. D.C. United 2, LA Galaxy 0
2007 39,859 RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C. Houson 2, New England 1
2000 39,159 RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C. Kansas City 1, Chicago 0
2016 36,045 BMO Field; Toronto, Ont. Seattle 0 (5), Toronto 0 (4)
1996 34,643 Foxboro Stadium; Foxborough, Mass. D.C. United 3, LA Galaxy 2
2017 30,584 BMO Field; Toronto, Ont. Toronto 2, Seattle 0
2012 30,510 Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif. LA Galaxy 3, Houston 1
2011 30,281 Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif. LA Galaxy 1, Houston 0
2003 27,000 Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif. San Jose 4, Chicago 2
2008 27,000 Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif. Columbus 3, NY Red Bulls 1
2014 27,000 StubHub Center; Carson, Calif. LA Galaxy 2, New England 1
2004 25,797 Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif. D.C. United 3, Kansas City 2
2006 22,427 Pizza Hut Park; Frisco, Texas Houston 1 (4), New England 1 (3)
2015 21,747 MAPFRE Stadium; Columbus, Ohio Portland 2, Columbus 1
2010 21,700 BMO Field; Toronto, Ont. Colorado 2, FC Dallas 1
2013 21,650 Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan. Sporting KC 1 (7), Real Salt Lake 1 (6)
2001 21,626 Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio San Jose 2, LA Galaxy 1
2005 21,193 Pizza Hut Park; Frisco, Texas LA Galaxy 1, New England 0
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