Wednesday, February 06, 2008

MLS: Biggest One Year Improvements & Collapses

The biggest changes from one season to another. Measured by PPG, with shootouts counted as draws.

Top Ten Biggest Improvements




PPG Previous Change
1 2000 New York 1.688 0.625 1.063
2 2000 Kansas City 1.781 0.813 0.969
3 2001 San Jose 1.731 0.906 0.825
4 2006 Chivas USA 1.344 0.563 0.781
5 2001 Miami 2.038 1.281 0.757
6 2005 New England 1.844 1.100 0.744
7 2005 San Jose 2.000 1.267 0.733
8 1998 Los Angeles 2.188 1.500 0.688
9
2008
Columbus
1.900
1.233
0.667
10
2002 Colorado 1.536 0.885 0.651

The 1998 Galaxy are the only team on the list who were above-average in the previous season; most were downright awful.


Top Ten Biggest Collapses




PPG Previous Change
1 2001 Tampa Bay 0.519 1.625 -1.106
2 2000 DC United 0.938 1.875 -0.938
3 2003 Dallas 0.767 1.536 -0.769
4 2004 Chicago 1.100 1.767 -0.667
5 2002 Chicago 1.321 1.963 -0.642
6 2003 Los Angeles 1.200 1.821 -0.621
7
2008
DC United
1.233
1.833
-0.600
8
1999 New York 0.625 1.219 -0.594
9
1998 Kansas City 1.125 1.594 -0.469
10
2001 Colorado 0.885 1.344 -0.459

Comments on "MLS: Biggest One Year Improvements & Collapses"

 

Anonymous Dmitry said ... (11:22 PM, February 07, 2008) : 

Hey, good blog, I enjoy reading. What do you think of the Concacaf Chamions League, as an idea and as its constructed? I didn't get a chance to watch USA-Mexico last night because I was attending Argentina-Guatemala in Los Angeles, but I have it recorded. I heard we (the US) looked sluggish and got outplayed, but were opportunistic. Anyway, just wanted to chime in with some Ameri-centric football thoughts.

 

Blogger scaryice said ... (3:31 AM, February 08, 2008) : 

I'm excited about it. Definitely overdue, although it does make the Superliga less meaningful. CONCACAF may not be the best run federation, but they're improving.

 

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