Thursday, November 08, 2007

70.77% of Days Filled

Could this be the most pointless stat of the year?

The western conference championship game between Houston and Kansas City will be played this Saturday, November 10th. The winner goes to the MLS Cup, which will be played eight days later on Sunday, November 18th. Why are those two dates important, aside from the obvious?

Because, they represent two of the remaining 107 days on the calendar in which an MLS team has not played a competitive game. By competitive game, I mean regular season, playoffs, open cup, and international competitions (not counting friendly tournaments like La Manga or the one the Galaxy will play next year in Australia).

All dates from April through October have been completed. It's up to future Champions Cup and playoff games to help fill out February and November, although January and December will likely never be completed unless the league were to switch to the 'regular' fall to spring calendar. And good luck getting February 29th.


Days Left


# Days Filled Left PCT Left
January 31 3 28 90.32%
February 29 3 26 89.66%
March 31 22 9 29.03%
April 30 30 0 0.00%
May 31 31 0 0.00%
June 30 30 0 0.00%
July 31 31 0 0.00%
August 31 31 0 0.00%
September 30 30 0 0.00%
October 31 31 0 0.00%
November 30 16 14 46.67%
December 31 1 30 96.77%





Total 366 259 107 29.23%


List of Remaining Days

1-Jan 1-Feb 2-Mar 10-Nov 1-Dec
2-Jan 2-Feb 5-Mar 16-Nov 2-Dec
3-Jan 3-Feb 7-Mar 17-Nov 3-Dec
4-Jan 4-Feb 10-Mar 18-Nov 4-Dec
5-Jan 5-Feb 11-Mar 19-Nov 6-Dec
6-Jan 6-Feb 12-Mar 20-Nov 7-Dec
7-Jan 7-Feb 14-Mar 22-Nov 8-Dec
8-Jan 8-Feb 19-Mar 24-Nov 9-Dec
9-Jan 9-Feb 31-Mar 25-Nov 10-Dec
10-Jan 10-Feb
26-Nov 11-Dec
11-Jan 11-Feb
27-Nov 12-Dec
12-Jan 12-Feb
28-Nov 13-Dec
13-Jan 13-Feb
29-Nov 14-Dec
14-Jan 14-Feb
30-Nov 15-Dec
15-Jan 15-Feb

16-Dec
16-Jan 16-Feb

17-Dec
18-Jan 17-Feb

18-Dec
20-Jan 18-Feb

19-Dec
22-Jan 19-Feb

20-Dec
23-Jan 20-Feb

21-Dec
24-Jan 24-Feb

22-Dec
25-Jan 25-Feb

23-Dec
26-Jan 26-Feb

24-Dec
27-Jan 27-Feb

25-Dec
28-Jan 28-Feb

26-Dec
29-Jan 29-Feb

27-Dec
30-Jan


28-Dec
31-Jan


29-Dec




30-Dec




31-Dec

Comments on "70.77% of Days Filled"

 

Blogger ERic said ... (8:08 AM, November 08, 2007) : 

Wow. If you're going to spend time on this kind of detail, isn't it time to step back and post on the World Cup seeding?

;)

 

Anonymous M@ said ... (9:30 AM, November 08, 2007) : 

I'm new to this stat and I'm confused about how this is calculated. For instance, in Jan you have 3 days filled and 28 days left. Does this mean that there were 3 MLS games (CCC, I assume) on 3 different days, and nothing played the other 28 days?

I know all 30 days in April didn't have soccer games, but 30 were filled and 0 were left.

Help me.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:57 PM, November 08, 2007) : 

The La Manga Cup is not a friendly tournament except in name. It is the most prestigious trophy that any MLS team has ever won, roughly equivalent to 10 MLS Cups or three CONCACAF Champions' Cups.

Even Wikipedia makes clear that the La Manga Cup is not just some friendly tournament.

 

Blogger scaryice said ... (3:21 PM, November 08, 2007) : 

I'm new to this stat and I'm confused about how this is calculated. For instance, in Jan you have 3 days filled and 28 days left. Does this mean that there were 3 MLS games (CCC, I assume) on 3 different days, and nothing played the other 28 days?

Yeah, that's correct.

I know all 30 days in April didn't have soccer games, but 30 were filled and 0 were left.

This takes into account all games since the start of MLS in 1996.

 

Anonymous M@ said ... (4:08 PM, November 08, 2007) : 

Ah, well that makes sense.

Since I'm professing ignorance, is that Avril Lavigne as your avatar? Why? Is she into soccer stats?

 

Blogger scaryice said ... (11:18 PM, November 08, 2007) : 

No, she's just hot.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:20 AM, November 12, 2007) : 

Amazing Blog - quality infos on the drafts and so on.

keep it up, cheers Ben, European MLS fan

 

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