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May 18, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Sounders stay unbeaten in front big crowds

There is something special about the games where Sounders FC opens up capacity at CenturyLink Field. All home games are impressive, but you can definitely feel the added support of another 10,000 or more fans.

The results show it.

Seattle’s 1-0 win Saturday against the San Jose Earthquakes, played in front of 49,746, kept the team unbeaten in front of home crowds greater than 40,000, both in the MLS regular season and playoffs.

Here is a breakdown by attendance:

Sounders are 10-0-3 in front of home crowds over 40,000. Goal differential: 27-9.
Sounders are 9-0-2 in front of home crowds over 45,000. Goal differential: 24-7.
Sounders are 7-0-1 in front of home crowds over 50,000. Goal differential: 18-4.
Sounders are 6-0-1 in front of home crowds over 55,000. Goal differential: 15-2.
Sounders are 4-0-1 in front of home crowds over 60,000. Goal differential: 11-2.
Sounders are 2-0-1 in front of home crowds over 65,000. Goal differential: 5-1.

Saturday’s crowd was the largest in the league this season and the ninth largest in franchise history for an MLS game.

Attendance Opponent Result Date
67,385 Portland W, 1-0 8/25/2013
66,452 Portland W, 3-0 10/7/2012
66,216 LA Galaxy T, 1-1 10/27/2013
64,140 San Jose W, 2-1 10/15/2011
60,908 LA Galaxy W, 4-0 8/5/2012
55,718 Vancouver W, 2-0 8/18/2012
55,107 Real Salt Lake W, 2-0 9/13/2013
53,679 Vancouver W, 3-2 6/8/2013
49,746 San Jose W, 1-0 5/17/2014
46,932 Kansas City T, 1-1 6/20/2012
46,065 New York W, 4-2 6/23/2011
44,575 LA Galaxy (playoffs) W, 2-1 11/18/2012
40,150 Portland T, 1-1 3/16/2013

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