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Galaxy and Sounders break record in futility
by Paul Kennedy, July 5th, 2011 3:47AM

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[MLS] Major League Soccer hasn't reached its midseason All-Star Game, and it has already broken a record for futility. The Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders played to a 0-0 tie before a national television audience on Monday night and broke a league record for the 20th scoreless draw of the season.

The previous record was set in 2009 when MLS teams played to 19 0-0 ties during the regular season.

MLS's frequency of 0-0 ties is higher than those of Europe's major leagues. Indeed, it already has more scoreless draws than Germany's Bundesliga had during the entire 2010-11 season.

Frequency of 0-0 Ties
MLS: 20 (every 7.9 games)
France: 44 (every 8.6 games)
Italy: 34 (every 11.2 games)
Spain: 27 (every 14.1 games)
England: 23 (every 16.5 games)
Germany: 14 (every 21.9 games)
Note: 2010-11 seasons for other leagues.

MLS 0-0 Ties
(Regular Season)
2011:
20
2010: 19
2009: 13
2008: 17
2007: 16
2006: 12
2005: 9
2004: 13
2003: 11
2002: 4
2001: 8
2000: 11
1999: 12
1998: 3
1997: 8
1996: 6



0 comments
  1. Bill Anderson
    commented on: July 5, 2011 at 12:38 p.m.
    Three dinosaurs: Sigi Schmid, Bruce Arena, Schellas Hyndman. Why is only one interested in attacking soccer? Why do LA and Seattle keep producing horrible defensive soccer? Why do the fans keep going to see it? What makes Schellas different? Is it because FC Dallas won't draw anyone unless it is attractive?
  1. Eric Anderson
    commented on: July 5, 2011 at 1:33 p.m.
    Pretty sure Kreis and Real Salt Lake are interested in attacking soccer. Attacked last night 10v11, even after tying it. But I agree with your general comment.
  1. Margaret Manning
    commented on: July 5, 2011 at 1:49 p.m.
    Futility? Sounds more like a snarky ESPN Sports Center comment than something from SoccerAmerica. Are you saying that last night's game was boring? Not enough shots-on-goal? Not enough saves? Because I'd disagree.
  1. Margaret Manning
    commented on: July 5, 2011 at 1:53 p.m.
    And, of course, it was not the Galaxy-Sounders who "broke the record"--it was MLS.
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: July 5, 2011 at 2:41 p.m.
    Galaxy v Seattle was the best 0-0 game in a long time...want to know why MLS scoring borders on zilch...attackers have no patience and most of them will fire on goal even if there is no space...quality players know exactly how much time they have in order to take an extra touch or feed it off to a teammate...quality attackers in the MLS are few and in-between and most of them lack the quality of a scorer...keeping it simple on the pitch is mostly an unknown art in the MLS.

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