Thursday, October 15, 2009

CONCACAF Hex Statistics

The hexagonal or "hex" has been in its current form for four cycles: 1998/2002/2006/2010. The fourth edition has just been completed. The USA and Mexico are now tied with identical all time records of 22-8-10, though Mexico is ahead with a better goal differential.

What else is new statistically? Carlos Pavon of Honduras won the golden boot for the second time (2002, 2010), and also became the hex's all time leading scorer. His 7 goals also tied for the most in one hex with Mexico's Carlos Hermosillo in 1998. This was also the highest scoring edition, as well as the one with the largest home field advantage. Home teams combined for a 20-5-5 record.

The top team in hex history is still 2002 Costa Rica with 23 points. They're immediately followed in the rankings by all 8 Mexico and USA teams. See below for the full list.

Some hex statistics:

Goals per Game & Draw Percentage


Goals Draws
1998 2.53 43.3%
2002 2.43 20.0%
2006 2.77 13.3%
2010 2.93 16.7%



OVR 2.67 23.3%


Home Field Advantage


HFA Home Away
1998 1.30 1.93 0.63
2002 0.40 1.60 1.20
2006 1.40 2.13 0.73
2010 1.50 2.17 0.67




OVR 1.15 1.96 0.81

Measured as home PPG minus away PPG. For comparison, the all time home field advantage in MLS is around 0.67 PPG.


Golden Boot Winners

1998 Carlos Hermosillo 7 MEX
2002 Rolando Fonseca 5 CR

Carlos Pavon 5 HON

Cuauhtemoc Blanco 5 MEX

Earnie Stewart 5 USA
2006 Francisco Fonseca 6 MEX

Stern John 6 TRI
2010 Carlos Pavon 7 HON

Pavon becomes the first two-time winner, and who would've guessed it a year ago?


Team Ranking




GP W L D Pts PPG GF GA GD
1 2002 Costa Rica 10 7 1 2 23 2.30 17 7 10
2 2006 Mexico 10 7 2 1 22 2.20 22 9 13
3 2006 United States 10 7 2 1 22 2.20 16 6 10
4 2010 United States 10 6 2 2 20 2.00 19 13 6
5 2010 Mexico 10 6 3 1 19 1.90 18 12 6
6 1998 Mexico 10 4 0 6 18 1.80 23 7 16
7 1998 United States 10 4 1 5 17 1.70 17 9 8
8 2002 Mexico 10 5 3 2 17 1.70 16 9 7
9 2002 United States 10 5 3 2 17 1.70 11 8 3
10 2010 Honduras 10 5 4 1 16 1.60 17 11 6
11 2006 Costa Rica 10 5 4 1 16 1.60 15 14 1
12 2010 Costa Rica 10 5 4 1 16 1.60 15 15 0
13 2002 Honduras 10 4 4 2 14 1.40 17 17 0
14 1998 Jamaica 10 3 2 5 14 1.40 7 12 -5
15 2006 Trinidad 10 4 5 1 13 1.30 10 15 -5
16 1998 Costa Rica 10 3 4 3 12 1.20 13 12 1
17 2006 Guatemala 10 3 5 2 11 1.10 16 18 -2
18 1998 El Salvador 10 2 4 4 10 1.00 11 16 -5
19 2010 El Salvador 10 2 6 2 8 0.80 9 15 -6
20 2002 Jamaica 10 2 6 2 8 0.80 7 14 -7
21 2010 Trinidad 10 1 6 3 6 0.60 10 22 -12
22 1998 Canada 10 1 6 3 6 0.60 5 20 -15
23 2002 Trinidad 10 1 7 2 5 0.50 5 18 -13
24 2006 Panama 10 0 8 2 2 0.20 4 21 -17


Overall Performance (1998-2010)



GP W L D Pts PPG GF GA GD
1 Mexico 40 22 8 10 76 1.90 79 37 42
2 United States 40 22 8 10 76 1.90 63 36 27
3 Costa Rica 40 20 13 7 67 1.68 60 48 12
4 Honduras 20 9 8 3 30 1.50 34 28 6
5 Trinidad 30 6 18 6 24 0.80 25 55 -30
6 Jamaica 20 5 8 7 22 1.10 14 26 -12
7 El Salvador 20 4 10 6 18 0.90 20 31 -11
8 Guatemala 10 3 5 2 11 1.10 16 18 -2
9 Canada 10 1 6 3 6 0.60 5 20 -15
10 Panama 10 0 8 2 2 0.20 4 21 -17


Leading Goalscorers



Total
1998 2002 2006 2010
HON Carlos Pavon 12

5
7
CR Paulo Wanchope 10
3 4 3
TRI Stern John 9

3 6
MEX Cuauhtemoc Blanco 8

5
3
MEX Carlos Hermosillo 7
7


MEX Jared Borgetti 7

3 4
CR Alvaro Saborio 6


2 4
MEX Francisco Fonseca 6


6
USA Earnie Stewart 6
1 5

USA Landon Donovan 6


3 3

Pavon passed Wanchope on September 5th, 2009, with his second goal in the 4-1 win over Trinidad & Tobago.

No player has scored in all four hexes. Three have scored in 3/4: Ronald Gomez, Pavel Pardo, and Wanchope.

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Comments on "CONCACAF Hex Statistics"

 

Anonymous John said ... (10:56 AM, October 14, 2005) : 

Since Blogspot doesn't do trackbacks, I thought I'd let you know I have a link to this story over at my site, Pseudo Corner Kick.

 

Blogger ERic said ... (1:43 PM, February 10, 2009) : 

Well, that makes it pretty obvious why most people figure the US, Mex and CR will be the ones that qualify outright.

 

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