Top 50 most-attended soccer games in United States during 2017

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The year 2017 was full of positives for attendances at soccer matches throughout the United States.

First, it was another successful summer for the International Champions Cup. The annual soccer tournament had the three most-attended soccer games in the United States as well as six out of the top ten attendances nationwide.

Second, in MLS, both Atlanta United and Seattle Sounders ruled the roost with impressive attendances throughout the season.

Third, it was Mexico (not the United States) that had the most attended games for a national team on US soil in 2017. Despite this, attendance was down at Mexico games in the US in 2017 compared to previous years.

Lastly, no games drew over 100,000 and only one drew 90,000.

Here are the most attended soccer games in the United States in 2017:

 

1. Real Madrid vs. Manchester City (International Champions Cup) – LA Coliseum – 93,098 – 7/26/17
2. Barcelona vs. Juventus (International Champions Cup) – MetLife Stadium – 82,104 – 7/22/17
3. Barcelona vs. Manchester United (International Champions Cup) – FedEx Field – 80,162 – 7/26/17
4. Atlanta United vs. Toronto FC (MLS Regular Season) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – 71,874 – 10/22/17
5. Atlanta United vs. Orlando City (MLS Regular Season) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – 70,425 – 9/16/17
6. Manchester United vs. Manchester City (International Champions Cup) – NRG Stadium – 67,401 – 7/20/17
7. Atlanta United vs. Columbus Crew (MLS Cup Playoffs) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – 67,221 – 10/26/17
8. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid (International Champions Cup) – Hard Rock Stadium – 66,014 – 7/29/17
9. Manchester United vs. Real Madrid (International Champions Cup) – Levi’s Stadium – 65,109 – 7/23/17
10. USA vs. Jamaica (Gold Cup) – Levi’s Stadium – 63,032 – 7/26/17
11. Mexico vs. Croatia – LA Coliseum – 62,317 – 5/27/17
12. MLS All-Stars vs. Real Madrid (friendly) – Soldier Field – 61,428 – 8/2/17
13. Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur (International Champions Cup) – Nissan Stadium – 56,232 – 7/29/17
14. Atlanta United vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS Regular Season) – Bobby Dodd Stadium – 55,297 – 3/5/17
15. Mexico vs. El Salvador (Gold Cup) – Qualcomm Stadium – 53,133 – 7/9/17
16. Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers (MLS Regular Season) – CenturyLink Field – 51,796 – 8/27/17
17. San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy (MLS Regular Season) – Stanford Stadium – 50,617 – 7/1/17
18. Mexico vs. Jamaica (Gold Cup) – Sports Authority Field – 49,121 – 7/13/17
19. Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas (MLS Regular Season) – CenturyLink Field – 48,478 – 10/15/17
20. USA vs. Panama (Gold Cup) – Nissan Stadium – 47,622 – 7/8/17
21. Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers (MLS Regular Season) – CenturyLink Field – 47,362 – 5/27/17
22. Atlanta United vs. DC United (MLS Regular Season) – Bobby Dodd Stadium – 46,011 – 4/30/17
23. Atlanta United vs. Chicago Fire (MLS Regular Season) – Bobby Dodd Stadium – 45,922 – 3/18/17
24. Seattle Sounders vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS Regular Season) – CenturyLink Field – 45,600 – 3/19/17
25. USA vs. Costa Rica (Gold Cup) – AT&T Stadium – 45,516 – 7/22/17
26. Atlanta United vs. FC Dallas (MLS Regular Season) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – 45,314 – 9/10/17
27. Seattle Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo (MLS Cup Playoffs) – CenturyLink Field – 45,298 – 11/30/17
28. Atlanta United vs. Orlando City (MLS Regular Season) – Bobby Dodd Stadium – 45,009 – 7/29/17
29. Atlanta United vs. San Jose Earthquakes (MLS Regular Season) – Bobby Dodd Stadium – 44,974 – 7/4/17
30. Atlanta United vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS Regular Season) – Bobby Dodd Stadium – 44,938 – 6/24/17
31. Atlanta United vs. Columbus Crew (MLS Regular Season) – Bobby Dodd Stadium – 44,922 – 6/17/17
32. Atlanta United vs. New York City (MLS Regular Season) – Bobby Dodd Stadium – 44,901 – 5/28/17
33. Atlanta United vs. Houston Dynamo (MLS Regular Season) – Bobby Dodd Stadium – 44,893 – 5/20/17
34. Seattle Sounders vs. LA Galaxy (MLS Regular Season) – CenturyLink Field – 44,697 – 9/10/17
35. Paris Saint-Germain vs. Juventus (International Champions Cup) – Hard Rock Stadium – 44,444 – 7/26/17
36. Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS Regular Season) – CenturyLink Field – 44,370 – 10/22/17
37. Mexico vs. Curacao (Gold Cup) – Alamodome – 44,232 – 7/16/17
38. Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City (MLS Regular Season) – CenturyLink Field – 43,530 – 8/12/17
39. Atlanta United vs. Montreal Impact (MLS Regular Season) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – 43,502 – 9/24/17
40. Seattle Sounders vs. New England Revolution (MLS Regular Season) – CenturyLink Field – 43,230 – 4/29/17
41. Atlanta United vs. Minnesota United (MLS Regular Season) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – 43,185 – 10/3/17
42. Atlanta United vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS Regular Season) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – 43,006 – 9/27/17
43. Atlanta United vs. LA Galaxy (MLS Regular Season) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – 42,723 – 9/20/17
44. Seattle Sounders vs. DC United (MLS Regular Season) – CenturyLink Field – 42,714 – 7/19/17
45. Atlanta United vs. New England Revolution (MLS Regular Season) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – 42,511 – 9/13/17
46. Mexico vs. Jamaica (Gold Cup) – Rose Bowl – 42,393 – 7/23/17
47. Seattle Sounders vs. Orlando City (MLS Regular Season) – CenturyLink Field – 42,333 – 6/21/17
48. Mexico vs. Republic of Ireland (friendly) – Met Life Stadium – 42,017 – 6/1/17
49. Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS Regular Season) – CenturyLink Field – 41,868 – 9/27/17
50. Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC (MLS Regular Season) – CenturyLink Field – 41,468 – 5/6/17

 

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