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By the Numbers: Fan edition

12 November 3:06 pm

By the Numbers: Fan edition

By Sam Stejskal

As you all undoubtedly know by now, Real Salt Lake was – sadly – bounced from the MLS Cup Playoffs last Thursday, losing to Seattle Sounders FC at Rio Tinto Stadium to drop the Western Conference Semifinal series 0-1 on aggregate.

While the team obviously didn’t get the result it wanted on Thursday night, 19,657 great RSL fans put in yet another fantastic performance in a season that was chock full of them. You were great all year long –the below numbers just highlight that.

Thanks for all the love RSL fans. We’ll see you back at Rio Tinto in 2013.

11

The number of times Rio Tinto Stadium was sold out this year. That’s a club record.

19,153

RSL’s average attendance this season. That’s another club record.

6

The number of consecutive sell-outs at Rio Tinto Stadium from Aug. 18-Oct. 27.

20,524

The number of people in attendance for RSL’s 2-1 home win over Portland on Sept. 22, the largest crowd of the season.

17,212

The number of fans in attendance for RSL’s May 29 U.S. Open Cup match against Minnesota Stars FC. The huge crowd was the largest non-final, non-doubleheader crowd in the U.S. Open Cup’s nearly 100 year history.

57

The number of points RSL earned in the MLS regular season, breaking the club record of 56 set by the 2010 squad.

46

The number of goals scored by RSL in the MLS regular season – yet another club record.

17

The number of wins for RSL and the number of MLS goals scored by forward Alvaro Saborio in 2012. Yep, those are both club records, too.