Thursday, April 23, 2009

Updates & Info

1) MLS Alltime Leading Goalscorer Timeline. Pretty easy to update, since Jaime Moreno's still on top. He's closing in on two years with sole possession of the record. Jason Kreis held it for three straight years before him. I never would've thought it when he overtook Kreis, but Moreno really could hold on to it for a while longer. Especially if Taylor Twellman is a non-factor this season due to injury.

2) Biggest One Year PPG Changes. Last year's Columbus Crew were the 9th best improvement, while last year's DC United team had the 7th worst collapse. To beat the leaders in each category (CHV 2006 and TB 2001), this year LA/SJ would have to get 65 points and CLB would have to get only 23.

3) Playoffs, Over .500, and Under .500 Streaks. Revs now in position to have one of the top 5 playoff streaks in American sports at the end of the season.

4) John Ellinger's comments in this 3rd Degree post indicate that the Open Cup rule that I talked about is still in place for this year. The rule is that that you can only have 5 foreigners in your team. Of course, green card holders don't count.

5) MLS is only 70 goals away from the latest milestone, which is 7,000 in regular season play.

6) There are still a handful of unbeaten or winless teams. Counting shootouts as draws, Chicago needs 2 more games to equal its longest unbeaten streak to start a season (1999, 5-0-2) NE needs 7 more games to match their start in the 2005 season (7-0-4). On the other side, LA had that awful 8 game road trip when they were opening the HDC in 2003 (0-4-4). They're currently halfway there. CLB has played 5 games without a win, matching their worst start ever (2004, 0-3-2). The bright side is that team won the Supporters Shield.

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Comments on "Updates & Info"


Blogger ERic said ... (2:26 PM, April 23, 2009) : 

How about updating this one?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:37 PM, April 25, 2009) : 

Thanks for updating all these charts. Another interesting one would be a list of the journeymen who've played for four or more teams ... Tim Ward makes that list and is still only 22.


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