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Sounders world-class crowds eased MLS drop

When the Sounders FC set the MLS record for highest average attendance per game at 30,943 on Saturday, they also mentioned that average isn't only No. 1 in MLS but would rank 50th in the world.

Here's the top 10 from the list World Soccer Magazine list they cited (based on 2008-09 average attendance)

.1. Manchester United FC 75,304

2. CF Real Madrid 74,895

3. FC Barcelona 73,913

4. BV Borussia Dortmund 73,802

5. FC Bayern Munich 69,622

6. FC Schalke 04 61,361

7. Arsenal FC 60,040

8. Celtic FC 57,670

9. AC Milan 57,066

10. FC Internazionale Milano 55,185

50. Seattle Sounders FC 30,943

Meanwhile, here's an SI.com look at 2009 MLS attendance, which dropped 2.6 percent despite the Sounders' bringing in roughly twice the league average.

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