Tuesday, July 19, 2005

MLS: Record When Scoring First Goal



So what's the record of MLS teams who score the first goal? I thought it seemed higher in this year, and after looking up this year's numbers so far, I decided to do the rest. Can't really do the shootout era games because they don't list games that went into shootouts, just the win/loss record.

Records

2000: 130-28-23
2001: 102-28-21
2002: 93-25-18
2003: 85-24-30
2004: 88-16-33
2005: 71-9-19

Team Scoring First Win Pct

2000: 71.8%
2001: 67.5%
2002: 68.3%
2003: 61.2%
2004: 64.2%
2005: 71.7%

Scoreless Games

2000: 11/192 = 5.7%
2001: 7/158 = 4.4%
2002: 4/140 = 2.9%
2003: 11/150 = 7.3%
2004: 13/150 = 8.6%
2005: 8/107 = 7.5%

Comments on "MLS: Record When Scoring First Goal"

 

Anonymous Sean Rubio said ... (12:05 PM, July 24, 2005) : 

Interestingly enough, I think that the Quakes are more likely to win than lose if the other team scores first.

 

Blogger scaryice said ... (10:29 PM, July 24, 2005) : 

SJ record when scoring first goal:

6-0-3

Allowing first goal:

3-4-2 (the best in the league)

 

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