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Scoring up slightly in 2011; Seattle on top
by Mike Woitalla, October 25th, 2011 2:27AM
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[MLS SPOTLIGHT]The goals-per-game average in the 2011 was 2.58, up from an all-time low in 2010 but the third lowest in MLS's 16 seasons. For MLS scoring history and a worldwide comparison. ...

The goals-per-game average in 2011 ranked the third lowest in history but was up from the last two seasons.

MLS YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORING AVERAGE
2011 – 2.58
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

Seattle, with 56 goals in 34 games for a 1.65 average was the league’s highest scoring team in 2011. Vancouver (1.03) was the least productive team.

2011 TEAM-BY-TEAM GOAL PER GAME
Seattle 1.65
Kansas City 1.47
New York 1.47
D.C. United 1.44
Los Angeles 1.41
Chicago 1.35
Houston 1.32
Colorado 1.29
Philadelphia 1.29
Real Salt Lake 1.29
Columbus 1.26
FC Dallas 1.24
Chivas USA 1.21
Portland 1.18
San Jose 1.18
New England 1.12
Toronto 1.06
Vancouver 1.03
LEAGUEWIDE GOALS PER GAME: 2.58

Here’s how MLS scoring in 2011 compares to a sampling of major international leagues.

German Bundlesliga 2.92
English Premier League 2.80
Spanish La Liga 2.74
Mexican Primera 2.60
MLS 2.58
Brazilian Primera 2.57
Italian Serie A 2.51
Argentine Primera 2.41
French Ligue 1 2.32

* Figures are from last completed season.



0 comments
  1. John Soares
    commented on: October 25, 2011 at 2:28 p.m.
    Thanks for the comparison. While I would prefer a 3.+ The fact MLS is in the middle of the world's best is "good" news.

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