Thursday, August 04, 2005

Hold the phone: scoreless streak actually held by KC

After some more research, I've determined that Kansas City actually holds the record scoreless streak, not Colorado, and not RSL:

9/5/98: 5-1 vs San Jose
9/17/98: 0-1 @ Chicago
9/19/98: 0-1 vs Dallas
9/27/98: 0-2 @ San Jose
3/20/99: 0-4 @ Dallas
3/27/99: 0-3 vs Chicago
4/3/99: 0-1 vs New England
4/10/99: 1-1 vs San Jose

Preki scored in the 80th minute in the first game, and Chris Brown scored in the 87th minute in the last game. In between, there were six scoreless games, so 540+10+87=637, way higher than Colorado's 562.

So MLS forgot two other longer streaks this year. I guess they really didn't consider streaks that spanned two seasons. Although they did notice the Crew's streak ending this year.

And take a look at this. Here's a list of "record breaking games," and what MLSnet said at the time. Simply amazing:

4/10/99: Kansas City (0-4) ended its MLS-record scoring drought with rookie Chris Brown's goal in the 87th minute, snapping a string of 637 consecutive scoreless minutes dating back to Sept. 5, 1998.

3/18/00: Colorado forward Paul Bravo snapped the Rapids' league-record 742-minute goalless streak in the 64th minute of play, netting a penalty kick to knot the game at 1-1.

This counts the playoff games, so 742-180=562, as the next report shows:

4/29/00: The goal was the Fusion's first in 457 minutes, breaking the second longest scoring drought in MLS history. Colorado had gone 562 minutes without a goal.

8/17/02: Quintanilla touched the ball deftly out of the reach of Joe Cannon, hitting the back of the net and snapping United's record 536-minute scoreless streak.

6/23/05: Along the way -- in the 35th minute -- Real's scoreless streak passed 537 minutes, setting a league record for the longest period of time without a goal, passing D.C. United's mark.

Comments on "Hold the phone: scoreless streak actually held by KC"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:17 PM, August 05, 2005) : 

Another great analysis.

You da man!


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