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Scoring up for second straight season; Quakes on top
by Mike Woitalla, October 30th, 2012 1:32AM

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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The goals-per-game average in the 2012 was 2.64 -- an increase over the 2011 average of 2.58 and the highest since 2008, but the sixth lowest in MLS's 17 seasons. The San Jose Earthquakes scored the most in 2012. For MLS scoring history and a worldwide comparison. ...

MLS YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORING AVERAGE
2012 -- 2.64
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

2012 TEAM-BY-TEAM GOALS PER GAME
San Jose 2.12
Los Angeles 1.74
New York 1.68
D.C. United 1.56
Seattle 1.50
Houston Dynamo 1.41
Chicago Fire 1.35
Real Salt Lake 1.35
Montreal 1.32
Colorado 1.29
Columbus 1.29
FC Dallas 1.24
Kansas City 1.24
New England 1.15
Philadelphia 1.09
Toronto FC 1.06
Vancouver 1.03
Portland 1.00
Chivas USA 0.71
LEAGUEWIDE GOALS PER GAME: 2.64

MLS scoring in 2012 compared to a sampling of major international leagues.
Netherlands Eredivisie 3.26
German Bundlesliga 2.86
English Premier League 2.80
Spanish La Liga 2.76
Brazilian Serie A 2.68
MLS 2.64
Mexican Primera 2.63
Italian Serie A 2.55
French Ligue 1 2.52
Argentine Primera 2.14
* Figures are from last completed season.



1 comment
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: October 31, 2012 at 10:34 a.m.
    Love this stat which measures the production of two teams. It's still pitiful considering, how often MLS players can't finish.

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