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3. MLS SCORING: Compared to foreign leagues
October 25th, 2006 11:36PM
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Here's how MLS's goals-per-game average in the 2006 regular season compares to leagues around the world:

GOALS PER GAMELEAGUE(previous year's average)
3.13Brazilian First Division(2.78)
2.81 German Bundesliga(2.91)
2.80 Mexican First Division(3.03)
2.62 Major League Soccer(2.87)
2.61Italian Serie A(2.53)
2.48Argentine First Division(2.45)
2.48English Premier League(2.57)
2.46Spain's La Liga(2.58)
2.13French Ligue 1(2.17)

NOTE:European league figures are from 2005-06 seasons. Brazilian stats are from the 2005 national championship. Mexican and Argentine are figures from 2005-06 Apertura and Clausura championships. The Argentine Apertura had a 2.61 average; its Clausura 2.36. Mexico's Apertura had a 3.13 average; its Clausura 2.47.


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