NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Depending on where sports fans live, the Boys of Summer may not be on the diamond but on the pitch.So far this season, nine of the 18 teams in Major League Soccer are outdrawing Major League Baseball teams in average attendance. The Houston Dynamo's more than 17,000 fans per game, the Philadelphia Union's 18,180 average and the New York Red Bulls' 18,200 regular attendees are all a better draw than the Florida Marlins, who are drawing an average of only 16,975 to their home games. Toronto FC has been in the league for only four years, but its average attendance of 19,900 is 1,000 per game shy of baseball's Toronto Blue Jays, while the Los Angeles Galaxy's 22,200 puts it ahead of eight teams in Major League Baseball.
|Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil heads down the field as Toronto FC's Ty Harden defends during the first half of an MLS soccer game Saturday in Sandy, Utah. Nine of the 18 teams in Major League Soccer are outdrawing Major League Baseball teams in average attendance.|
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