As soccer continues its upward trajectory in this country, we’re showcasing the soccer’s impact spanning multiple decades by assembling a list of the most-attended soccer games in U.S. history. There’s a long history of big-time soccer events drawing big-time crowds in this country and the locations and events you’d expect may not be as high in the list as you think.
Did you know the stadium with the highest all-time attendance for a soccer game in the U.S. is Michigan Stadium on the University of Michigan’s campus in Ann Arbor? Did you know the stadium also holds two other top five soccer attendance records? What about the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles having a top three attendance?
Which venue features most among the top 20? The Rose Bowl, most famous for hosting college football, has been a mainstay in soccer for the better part of four decades and features 15 of the most-attended games in U.S. history.
From the 1994 World Cup to the ICC, check out the list of the top 20 below.
|1||2014 ICC||Man United vs. Real Madrid||Michigan Stadium||109,318|
|2||2016 ICC||Chelsea vs. Real Madrid||Michigan Stadium||105,826|
|3||1984 Olympics||France vs. Brazil||Rose Bowl||101,799|
|4||2018 ICC||Liverpool vs. Man United||Michigan Stadium||101,254|
|5||1984 Olympics||Yugoslavia vs. Italy||Rose Bowl||100,374|
|6||1984 Olympics||France vs. Yugoslavia||Rose Bowl||97,451|
|7||1994 World Cup||Brazil vs. Italy||Rose Bowl||94,194|
|8||1994 World Cup||USA vs. Romania||Rose Bowl||93,869|
|9||2015 Gold Cup||USA vs. Mexico||Rose Bowl||93,723|
|10||1994 World Cup||USA vs. Colombia||Rose Bowl||93,689|
|11||2011 Gold Cup||USA vs. Mexico||Rose Bowl||93,420|
|12||2015 ICC||FC Barcelona vs. LA Galaxy||Rose Bowl||93,226|
|13||1994 World Cup||Cameroon vs. Sweden||Rose Bowl||93,194|
|14||2009 Friendly||FC Barcelona vs. LA Galaxy||Rose Bowl||93,137|
|15||2017 ICC||Man City vs. Real Madrid||LA Memorial Coliseum||93,098|
|16||2006 MLS/Friendly||Revolution vs. Chivas USA / FC Barcelona vs. Chivas||LA Memorial Coliseum||92,516|
|17||1996 MLS/Friendly||USA vs. Mexico / Mutiny vs. LA Galaxy||Rose Bowl||92,216|
|18||1994 World Cup||Sweden vs. Brazil||Rose Bowl||91,856|
|19||1994 World Cup||Colombia vs. Romania||Rose Bowl||91,586|
|20||1999 Int'l Friendly||Argentina vs. Mexico||LA Memorial Coliseum||91,585|