Monday, July 24, 2006

Back 2 Back

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

1 Chicago 2000-2 59
2 D.C. United 1997-9 50
3 Chicago 2002-4 44
4 New England 2004-6 40
5 Los Angeles 1998-9 38
5 Kansas City 2004-5 38
7 San Jose 2004-? 36
8 San Jose 2003-4 35
9 Dallas 1998-9 32
9 Los Angeles 2001-2 32


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

1 New York 1998-0 54
2 San Jose 1996-8 50
2 Colorado 1999-1 50
4 New England 1998-0 42
5 San Jose 1999-1 39
5 Chivas USA 2005-6 39
7 Dallas 2002-4 38
8 New England 2001-2 33
9 Tampa Bay 2000-? 32
9 D.C. United 2003-4 32

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.

Comments on "Back 2 Back"

 

Blogger D said ... (4:09 PM, July 24, 2006) : 

Someone made the Kos frontpage...

 

Blogger scaryice said ... (5:11 PM, July 24, 2006) : 

Ha, awesome.

 

Blogger D said ... (8:45 AM, July 25, 2006) : 

It was pretty cool, I must admit, even if I'm not entirely with the "hate Joe-mentum" netroots crowd. My wife (former Dean staffer) may differ with me, so in that respect, you're a hit.

 

Blogger ERic said ... (8:52 AM, July 25, 2006) : 

Congrats! I've been thinking that you deserved to be on Kos' Sportsblogs for some time.

 

Blogger ERic said ... (8:54 AM, July 25, 2006) : 

...but, obviously it was for something non-soccer related. What was it?

 

Blogger scaryice said ... (4:13 PM, July 25, 2006) : 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/7/24/74835/3547

 

Blogger ERic said ... (9:12 AM, July 26, 2006) : 

Damn, dude. One diary and you make Kos front page?

 

Blogger scaryice said ... (7:40 PM, July 26, 2006) : 

Yup. Now if only I could get that kind of attention for this blog.

 

Blogger ERic said ... (9:28 AM, July 28, 2006) : 

Move Ladder over to Sports Blog Nation or whatever it's called, and I bet you will. You're definitely of that caliber.

 

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