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MLS STATISTICS: Who's to blame for the goal dearth?
May 30th, 2007 7AM

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Kansas City's 4-3 win over New England last Saturday was the highest scoring game of the 2007 season, but MLS goalscoring so far this year remains just barely over 2.5 goals per game. In fact, five teams have scored fewer than one goal per game. The lowest-scoring team in the league is none other than defending champ Houston, which has mustered just five goals in eight games. Just slightly worse in futility in front of the net are Columbus, Toronto, Real Salt Lake and Chicago. New England and Kansas City are tops, scoring at a rate of two goals per game. For up-to-date MLS standings, schedules, leading scorers, attendance and goalscoring averages ...


MLS STATISTICS (through May 27)
STANDINGS
Eastern Conference
Team W-L-T PTS

New York 5-1-2 17
New England 5-2-2 17
Kansas City 5-2-1 16
Chicago 3-4-2 11
D.C. United 3-3-1 10
Columbus 1-2-5 8
Toronto FC 2-5-1 7

Western Conference
Team W-L-T PTS

FC Dallas 5-4-1 16
Colorado 4-2-3 15
Chivas USA 3-3-2 11
Houston 2-5-1 7
Los Angeles 1-3-2 5
Real Salt Lake 0-3-5 5

SCHEDULE (home team first, times ET)
Saturday, June 2
Toronto FC-Colorado, 3:30 pm.
New England-Real Salt Lake, 7:30 pm.
Kansas City-New York, 8 pm.
Los Angeles-D.C. United, 10:30 pm.
Sunday, June 3
Houston-FC Dallas, 5 pm.
Chicago-Columbus, 7 pm.
(TV schedule will appear in Friday's Daily.)

WEEK 8 RESULTS
Thursday, May 24

New York 3 Chicago 0
Saturday, May 26
New England 3 Kansas City 4
Columbus 2 Toronto FC 2
D.C. United 2 Houston 1
Colorado 1 Los Angeles 0
Chivas USA 2 FC Dallas 0
Sunday, May 27
Chicago 0 Real Salt Lake 0

LEADING SCORERS
Player (team) GP G

Twellman (New England) 9 7
Johnson (Kansas City) 8 6
Galindo (Chivas USA) 8 5
Cooper (FC Dallas) 10 4
Mathis (New York) 7 4
Razov (Chivas USA) 8 4
Rolfe (Chicago) 6 4

ATTENDANCE
Team: average home attendance

Los Angeles: 24,437
Toronto FC: 19,874
D.C. United: 16,903
Houston: 16,137
Real Salt Lake: 15,949
Chivas USA: 15,340
FC Dallas: 15,082
Colorado: 14,568
New England: 13,616
Chicago: 13,058
Columbus: 12,989
New York: 9,765
Kansas City: 8,335
Leaguewide: 53 games, 789,710 fans for 14,900.

GOALSCORING AVERAGE
Team: goals scored per game

Kansas City: 2.00
New England: 2.00
New York: 1.88
Chivas USA: 1.50
D.C. United: 1.43
FC Dallas: 1.30
Colorado: 1.22
Los Angeles: 1.17
Chicago: 0.89
Real Salt Lake: 0.88
Toronto FC: 0.88
Columbus: 0.75
Houston: 0.63
Leaguewide goals per game average: 2.55 goals per game.



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