Thursday, April 30, 2009

Most Frequent MLS Matchups

Already this year, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Colorado Rapids have met on three occasions. If it seems like the two teams have played each other an awful lot in the past, there's a good reason. On April 4th, that became the first MLS matchup to have been played 60 times in all competitions. They're now up to 62, but they won't play any each other again. This is actually the first year they won't play 3 or more regular season games against each other.

Sunday's DC vs NY game made that pairing the second to reach the 60 game mark. They too won't be playing in the league more than twice for the first time, which is also the case for DC-NE. Pretty sure those are the only three matchups to have played more than twice every year since 1996, so it's almost like they tried to end those streaks all together this year.

Those three matchups are also the top three most frequent in the regular season with 52 for COL-LA and 51 for the other two. NE-NY will also hit 50 on June 7th.

Top Ten Most Frequent MLS Matchups

(all competitions)

62 COL vs LA
60 DC vs NY
58 DAL vs LA
57 COL vs DAL
57 DC vs NE
56 NE vs NY
54 CLB vs DC
54 CLB vs NE
54 COL vs KC
54 LA vs SJ

Next at 53 are CLB-NY and KC-LA.

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Comments on "Most Frequent MLS Matchups"


Blogger Mr. Fish said ... (8:07 AM, April 30, 2009) : 

Add one more for NY-DC. The two will meet in a USOC quallie in May.


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