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|After Saturday's games, D.C. United and the Colorado Rapids have now gone 28 and 23 regular season games respectively without losing in consecutive games. Only ten times in MLS history has a streak lasted as long as a full season (32 games).|
So if all goes well, DC will break into the top ten in August. But it would take them a full calendar year to match the top team, the Chicago Fire. After losing their first two games in 2000, Bob Bradley's team didn't lose two in a row again until the third game of 2002. That's 59 games.
Longest Streak Without Losing Consecutive Games
As always, all shootouts are counted as draws. If the expansion works out, the Earthquakes should get a chance to resume their streak, which is still active.
Now what about the flip side? Which teams have gone the longest without winning two in a row? Real Salt Lake hasn't even made it to 20, but Chivas did make the top ten.
Longest Streak Without Winning Consecutive Games
Ha. Sometimes I feel like the only point of this blog is to come up with new ways to say that New York and RSL really suck. We already know that the 1998-9 Metros are the worst team ever over two seasons, the 1997-0 Metros the worst over three seasons, and the 1996-9 Metros the worst over four seasons. Now we can add this to their long list of futility records.
The Mutiny ended their existence with their streak. The longest among active teams is 13, by Columbus.