Don Garber says July 4th El Trafico may break MLS record

In the 2023 MLS season, the Los Angeles Galaxy and LAFC played at the Rose Bowl in front of 82,110 spectators. That set the record as the biggest crowd for an MLS game in history. With the two meeting at the hallowed stadium again this July, MLS commissioner Don Garber expects an equally immense crowd at the Rose Bowl. Therefore, he sees a potential record for single-game attendance in MLS.

Speaking to World Soccer Talk and fellow reporters in Germany this past weekend, Garber said he expects another massive crowd at the Rose Bowl. With both clubs off to decent starts in the 2024 season, there is added intrigue for this game compared to the one from last year.

“For July 4th, the LA Galaxy and LAFC will play at the Rose Bowl,” Garber said “We’re forecasting 82,000. It’ll be one of the largest games ever. An official MLS game, not a friendly.”

Garber appears to be prodding at the schedule of summer friendlies in the United States this summer. Many European teams are coming to the United States to play games at some of the nation’s massive venues. Those games have no consequence as they are just friendlies and warm-up games before the season. Yet, many of them still have larger crowds than MLS games.

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MLS record attendance has been challenged this season with Messi

Garber also mentioned how massive Messi has been for MLS attendance this season. In its last two away days, Inter Miami drew some of the biggest crowds in MLS this season. In Kansas City, Inter Miami, and Lionel Messi brought in the biggest soccer crowd in Missouri history. Then, this past weekend, the New England Revolution set a record for attendance in the club’s history.

Even though the current record for attendance in…


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Author : Kyle Fansler

Publish date : 2024-04-29 19:59:26

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