May 12, 2019 Atlanta: The fans cheer Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank as he hammers the golden spike to begin the game against Orlando City in a MLS soccer match on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Atlanta. Blank also owns the Atlanta Falcons. Curtis Compton/
Photo: Compton
Photo: Compton

Atlanta United has world’s third biggest soccer crowd against Orlando

Atlanta United’s announced attendance of 68,152 for Sunday’s MLS game against Orlando at Mercedes-Benz Stadium was the third-most for soccer clubs around the world last weekend.

The total trailed only the 81,365 at Saturday’s Bundesliga game between Dusseldorf at Borussia Dortmund in its home of Signal Iduna Park in Germany and the 74,457 Sunday at Old Trafford in Stretford, England, for Cardiff at Manchester United.

Atlanta United leads MLS in announced attendance this season with an average of 51,680 through six home games.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.