But did you know that the Sounders also didn't wake up this morning as the MLS attendance leader? Even though the Sounders drew a season-high of 39,312 for the RSL match, home attendance honors go to the expansion Montreal Impact, which drew a crowd of 60.860 yesterday for the Los Angeles Galaxy's visit.
And in the wake of those crowds, Montreal is now averaging a league-high 40,529 per home match, while Seattle is averaging 38,724.
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This is certainly a temporary matter. Next month, Montreal will move from 60,000-plus Olympic Stadium to 20,000ish soccer-specific Stade Saputo. (In fact, the Sounders' visit on June 16 is scheduled to be the first game in the new facility.) So, Montreal's attendance will drop. And at the same time, Seattle's will rise with the opening of CenturyLink's upper deck for the Whitecaps, Galaxy and Timbers.
The Sounders, of course, have been the MLS attendance leaders every season since they joined the league in 2009. So for now, a very rare blip in the MLS attendance standings.