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June 12, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Update: Seattle crowd breaks into USMNT’s top 10 for World Cup qualifier

Attendance Opponent Score Stadium City Date
57,407 Mexico T, 2-2 Foxborough Stadium Foxborough, Mass. 4/20/1997
55,647 Honduras W, 2-0 Soldier Field Chicago, Ill. 6/6/2009
54,282 Honduras L, 2-3 RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. 9/1/2001
53,193 El Salvador W, 4-2 Foxborough Stadium Foxborough, Mass. 11/16/1997
51,996 Guatemala W, 1-0 RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. 9/3/2000
51,528 Jamaica T, 1-1 RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. 10/3/1997
40,847 Panama W, 2-0 CenturyLink Field Seattle, Wash. 6/11/2013
40,586 Costa Rica W, 3-0 Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City, Utah 6/4/2005
40,527 Costa Rica W, 2-0 Stanford Stadium Palo, Alto, Calif. 12/14/1996
40,483 Jamaica W, 2-1 Foxborough Stadium Foxborough, Mass. 10/7/2001
37,319 Costa Rica W, 1-0 Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, Mo. 4/25/2001

UPDATE 9:31 a.m. — The chart is now up to date with the 40,847 that attended Tuesday’s game at CenturyLink Field, seventh largest for a home qualifier in U.S. Soccer history and second largest in the past three qualifying cycles.

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There has been a lot of talk about ticket sales recently as the U.S. men’s national team hosts Panama in a World Cup qualifier here Tuesday.

Last I’ve seen, sales were approaching 36,000 with a couple days to go. It’s a figure that is always going to raise a few eyebrows as soccer-crazy Seattle hasn’t hosted a qualifier since 1976 and just drew 53,000 for an MLS game over the weekend.

Even if perceived as lagging, the CenturyLink Field turnout could still break into the top 10 for the largest home crowds in U.S. qualifying history.

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