So last night was as a good night at Rio Tinto from the perspective of attendance, the RSL staff predicted 17,000 but well over 19,000 showed up as the ticket lines were backed up with walk up traffic, but the regular fans showed up in great numbers all around the stadium. I don't know if it was just the energy of the night or the influence of Sounders and their fans (who also showed up in numbers) but I saw more RSL fans standing all around the stadium than in the past, a trend I hope continues.
Anyhow I thought I would share some of my favorite fan pictures of the night:
More pictures after the jump:
For those of you who didn't make it out for whatever reason, I hope this convinces you to get your tickets for the May 1st match against Toronto FC. If you made it to the match, I hope this helps you relive a fun evening at Rio Tinto Stadium.
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