2. Historic day all around
Atlanta found its way into the record books again on Sunday. With 71,000+ people attending the match against Chicago, Atlanta’s average attendance for the season finished at 53,002, good enough for a new MLS record. The team also saw over 900,000 people attend MLS league matches this season in total, also good enough for a new record.
Sunday’s match was also the sixth highest attended MLS match in history, coming behind five previous Atlanta matches.
On the pitch, Atlanta set a new record for most wins in an MLS regular season with 21. New York Red Bulls also scored their 21st win of the season on Sunday, keeping pace with Atlanta for the same record. Atlanta’s win on Sunday gave them 69 points for the season, tying Toronto’s same record for last season.
This is where Decision Day gets extremely interesting. Atlanta travels to Toronto in an attempt to not only claim the Shield from the current Shield-holders, but break their points record in the process. Toronto is a team trying to close the chapter on a disappointing season. They will not want to lose their points record in the process.