Mike Woitalla of Soccer America reports on the large MLS crowds during week 5 of the Major League Soccer Season.
Week 5's biggest crowd enjoyed MLS newcomer Montreal's first win over the season while Real Salt Lake drew big in the midweek. For MLS team attendance rankings ...
* Montreal won its first MLS game -- a 2-1 home victory over Toronto -- in front of 23,210 fans.
* Sporting Kansas City, for its 1-0 win over defending champion Los Angeles, drew its biggest crowd of the season: 20,323.
* Midweek games aren't known to draw big crowds, but Real Salt Lake sold out (20,191) for its 1-0 win over Montreal on Wednesday. RSL drew more than 16,000 four days later for a 2-0 win over Colorado.
* The league-wide attendance after Week 5 is 19,588. It was 16,624 at this point last season.