June 12, 2013 at 9:31 AM
Update: Seattle crowd breaks into USMNT’s top 10 for World Cup qualifier
|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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