Thursday, March 05, 2009

MLS Lineup Database 1996-2008

Get it while it's hot from one of the following upload sites:

Mediafire or Rapidshare or Sendspace

Contains 18 spreadsheets: 1 for each team, 1 for the overall stats, and 1 for a player list. Any MLS fan the slightest bit interested in statistics should download this immediately.

There's a few new things since the last time I posted one of these. First of all, I've now separated the "continental" category into each different competition. I've also included coaching records as well as the age of each player in each season (see overall file, yearly stats tab). Finally, there's the player list file, which includes birthdates, colleges, debut dates, and nationalities. Enjoy.


1/18 - Fixed some colleges.
3/5 - Fixed about a dozen player ages (only on yearly stats tab, overall sheet).


Comments on "MLS Lineup Database 1996-2008"


Anonymous Ryan said ... (10:39 AM, December 16, 2008) : 

Wow. Thanks a ton for doing this. I really enjoy playing around with a lot of this stuff so if you ever want some help on something, let me know. I'm easy enough to get in touch with.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:07 PM, December 16, 2008) : 

Thanks! Now I'll look extra smart on the blogs, but the two of us will know who is really responsible. God knows I'll never say I didn't dig up the info myself!


Anonymous Mark M said ... (8:53 AM, December 22, 2008) : 

Thanks, and I didn't get you ANYTHING for the Holidays!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:48 PM, January 10, 2009) : 

Great stuff overall, although you've made a poor choice for #7. Wolyniec eventually developed into a decent workhorse forward, but he wasn't worth anything to the team that drafted him. It took him years to pan out, and then he was only a starter in MLS for one season.

In contrast, Clarence Goodson is still just 26 years old and has already earned several national team call-ups at one of the USA's stronger positions. He's a bit of a longshot to crack our 2010 World Cup roster, but even if he doesn't, his accomplishments already beat Wolyniec's.

At that #7 slot, you also had Ryan Suarez, who started from day one in Dallas and spent several years as an MLS first stringer. Finally, there's Josh Keller, who retired prematurely when Tampa Bay folded but who'd already proven himself a capable starting d-mid. Both of these players would've been better choices than Woly.


Blogger scaryice said ... (10:24 PM, January 11, 2009) : 

You put this on the wrong post.

I don't really think Goodson is worthy of being called up. Playing in the Norwegian second division is not exactly something to be proud of.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:14 PM, March 07, 2009) : 

Always love the updates to this. Did notice one thing though that's gone unnoticed. In the 2004 season for the Wizards, their July 28th game against NY that they lost 2-1, you're missing the Wizards goalscorer, which according to the media guide was Klein on a PK.


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