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While MLS attendance increases, the Union fall further behind

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Major League Soccer's attendance figures for 2017 show promise for most but decline for Philadelphia

The final Major League Soccer attendance figures were released for 2017, and it was by most accounts a huge success for MLS. Atlanta United set records for both the single-game attendance record (71,824 were in attendance to watch the season's last match against Toronto FC) and single-season attendance average at 48,200 - all while playing most of their season at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Atlanta selected to host 2018 MLS All Star Game

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Atlanta has become one if the premier soccer cities in America, and now it get to host the best players MLS has to offer next summer.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host the 2018 MLS All Star-Game, where the league's best will take on one of the big clubs from Europe.

Major Link Soccer: Is Mike Petke MLS’ best dressed?

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Go vote, keep Brian Schmetzer in the running through the first round. Get him past Caleb Porter.

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Who is the best dressed coach in MLS? Mike Petke is probably a good vote, BUUUUUT you should go vote for Brian Schmetzer before voting closes at 11am PST. Just make sure he beats Caleb Porter.

GAME THREAD: Atlanta United vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: September 27, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Place: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union played Atlanta United to a 2-2 draw in their first and only meeting.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Atlanta United

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The Union and Atlanta United match up for the second time in a month. The Boys in Blue will be looking for a better outcome this time than their disappointing late draw in August and they will be doing so playing for the first time in Mercedes Benz Stadium.

MLS Week 28: Atlanta sets the MLS attendance record

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Atlanta United drew an announced crowd of 70,425 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to set a new MLS attendance record. They also picked up a point with a 3-3 draw with Orlando City. Dom Dwyer opened the scoring for Orlando City in the 10th minute. Josef Martinez equalized in the 36th. Dwyer and Martinez traded goals again, with Orlando regaining the lead in the 39th and Atlanta equalizing in the 55th.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/11/17

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Union's next opponent, MLS results, and Messi's new Barcelona contract "soon."

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Red Bulls Hold on to a draw at Chicago
Union face the Red Bulls in a marque Sunday afternoon, let's see how their last game went.

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MLS Ola Kamara strikes to help Columbus to 1-1 draw with Sporting KC
Ola Kamara scored his 15th goal of the season in first-half stoppage time as the Columbus Crew played to a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/6/17

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Union back in action, MLS Power Rankings, US result, and other games from around the world.

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UNION FACT CHECK: Union plays second expansion team in as many games when facing Minnesota
Philadelphia Union return to MLS action this week to take on new MLS franchise Minnesota United in the Twin Cities on Sept.

New York City FC

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/24/17

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Union news, 2018 All Star game location, and Ronaldo is FIFA's best again.

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Union players strongly defend under-fire manager Jim Curtin
Some of the strongest backing came from players whose futures in Philadelphia are in even greater doubt than Curtin's.

MLS attendances through gameweek 29 of the 2017 season

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MLS reported attendances had another good week courtesy of Atlanta playing two more home matches at the Mercedes Benz Stadium.

The only downer was New York City FC’s match that was played in Hartford’s Pratt and Whitney Stadium due to a scheduling conflict at Yankee Stadium. The 10,165 was the lowest reported attendance of the season.

MLS attendances through gameweek 29 of the 2017 season

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MLS reported attendances had another good week courtesy of Atlanta playing two more home matches at the Mercedes Benz Stadium.

The only downer was New York City FC’s match that was played in Hartford’s Pratt and Whitney Stadium due to a scheduling conflict at Yankee Stadium. The 10,165 was the lowest reported attendance of the season.

The Rest

MLS attendances through gameweek 27 of the 2017 season

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After 302 matches, the average MLS attendance (21,604) is up 0.47% compared to 2016.

This past week in MLS, it was another normal week of reported attendances. There were strong showings in most venues, including Atlanta’s new Mercedes Benz Stadium. A relatively weak turnout for NYCFC’s midweek match.