Monday, December 03, 2007

VIDEO: Why the secondary assist sucks (part one)

See here for more on this subject:

1. 8/22/2006 - A Helping Hand: Assists in MLS
2. 8/23/2006 - A Helping Hand: Part Two (individual assist leaders)
3. 10/31/2007 - MLS 2007: Breakdown of Primary & Secondary Assists

Comments on "VIDEO: Why the secondary assist sucks (part one)"


Blogger Keith said ... (1:34 PM, December 03, 2007) : 

I still consider it quite the bloody accomplishment that they count up to 90 and actually acknowledge things such as stoppage time and allow only three substitutes. I find it astonishing that this is the premier American footy league and they still are making up the bloody rules as they go along. So, I really could care less about secondary assists. There are far worse things about MLS.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:45 PM, December 03, 2007) : 

like what?


Blogger Keith said ... (11:42 AM, December 04, 2007) : 

The ever-changing salary cap and rules regarding player salaries for one. The rules, or lack thereof, regarding what happens when a DP slot is traded away to another team (does Chivas ever get theirs back?).

On the first point - why do Landy-cakes, Carlos Ruiz and Eddie Johnson get grandfathered in to have their salary count as a fixed amount towards the salary cap? Why doesn't this just extend to every team getting a second DP slot? I know we cannot do away with salary limitations because the Cosmos killed the party in the 80s. However, it seems like teams should be able to support a little more than 2 million per plus a DP.


Blogger henryo said ... (10:26 AM, December 06, 2007) : 

Great Video illustrating the point! Secondary Assists are indeed redundant...

So Carlos Valderrama's record 26 assists in 2000 included 2ndary ones as well? That's mis-leading.


Anonymous tps said ... (2:29 PM, December 06, 2007) : 

Loved part one, eagerly awaiting part two!


Blogger Jonathan Geissler said ... (11:40 AM, December 07, 2007) : 

When's Part II coming???


Blogger scaryice said ... (4:12 PM, December 11, 2007) : 

Part II, probably sometime in the next week.


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