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October 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Ticket sales have surpassed 66,000 for Sunday’s home game versus Portland

If you’re hoping to go to Sounders FC’s game Sunday against rival Portland, you had better hurry.

Ticket sales for the Cascadia Cup clash are over 66,000 as of Monday afternoon, according to a team spokesman. Only limited tickets remain for the 6 p.m. kickoff.

As a reminder, this game was included in four-game ticket packages earlier this year that went in conjunction with opening up more sections of CenturyLink Field.

So let’s put this 66,000 number into perspective:

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— This will be the largest crowd of the season (prev. was 60,908 for the Aug. 5 Galaxy game) and the biggest for any MLS game in franchise history (prev. was 64,140 for Kasey Keller‘s sendoff game last year).

— This could be the second largest crowd for an MLS game in league history for those not a part of a doubleheader. The current record is 69,225 for the league’s inaugural game in 1996 (stadium capacity of 67,000 + suites means Sunday’s crowd couldn’t get there but, if it’s any consolation, many claim that ’96 figure is inflated). Currently, No. 2 is the 66,237 at Giants Stadium for a David Beckham visit with the Galaxy.

— This could also become the biggest crowd for any game in Sounders history and Pacific Northwest soccer history. That mark is the 67,052 for last year’s friendly against Manchester United.

— Lastly, Sounders FC’s average attendance this season will surpass 43,725 after Sunday. The team’s season total for 15 games will be over 655,000 fans.

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