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MLS scoring hits all-time low
by Mike Woitalla, October 26th, 2010 7:16PM

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[MLS SCORING] An average of 2.46 goals per game during the 2010 regular season marked an all-time low in MLS, whose previous low came during the 2009 season. Defending champion Real Salt Lake was the league's highest scoring team while D.C. United scored the least. For a history of MLS scoring and a comparison to leagues around the world. ...


MLS GOALS PER GAME HISTORY
(regular season)
2010 -- 2.46
2009 -- 2.54
2008 -- 2.81
2007 -- 2.66
2006 -- 2.62
2005 -- 2.87
2004 -- 2.61
2003 -- 2.89
2002 -- 3.01
2001 -- 3.28
2000 -- 3.19
1999 -- 2.86
1998 -- 3.57
1997 -- 3.26
1996 -- 3.37

GOALS SCORED PER GAME AVERAGE
(team-by-team)
Real Salt Lake 1.50
Colorado Rapids 1.47
Los Angeles 1.47
FC Dallas 1.40
Columbus 1.33
Houston 1.33
Seattle 1.30
New York 1.27
Chicago 1.23
Kansas City 1.20
Philadelphia 1.17
San Jose 1.13
Toronto FC 1.10
New England 1.07
Chivas USA 1.03
D.C. United 0.70


GOALS PER GAME
: WORLDWIDE SAMPLING
(from last completed seasons)
2.88 Brazil Serie A 2009
2.83 German Bundesliga 2009-10
2.77 English Premier League 2009-10
2.71 Spain La Liga 2009-10
2.70 Mexico Clausura 2010
2.61 Italy Serie A 2009-10
2.46 MLS 2010
2.45 Argentina Clausura 2010
2.41 France Ligue 1 2009-10



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