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NWSL attendance watch: Week 1

Through four games and one full weekend of play, average attendance for the National Women’s Soccer League is 3,321, about on par with what Women’s Professional Soccer drew for fans. But the average includes one major outlier in Kansas City (a sellout of 6,784) and a fairly ugly number out of Chicago (1,255).

WUSA’s inaugural game on April 14, 2001, in which the Bay Area CyberRays visited the Washington Freedom at RFK Stadium, drew 34,148 fans. Women’s Professional Soccer’s inaugural match between the Washington Freedom and Los Angeles Sol at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on March 29, 2009, drew 14,832 fans.

NWSL weekend average (four games): 3,321

Total attendance to date: 13,284

Portland Thorns FC @ FC Kansas City (Shawnee Mission District Stadium) — 6,784 (Sellout)

Western New York Flash @ Sky Blue FC (Yurcak Field, Piscataway, N.J.) — 2,611

Seattle Reign FC @ Chicago Red Stars (Village of Lisle-Benedictine Sports Complex, Lisle, Ill.) — 1,255

Washington Spirit @ Boston Breakers (Dilboy Stadium, Somerville, Mass.) — 2,634 (Sellout)

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