MLS scoring still low -- but rising

[BY THE NUMBERS] The 2010 season remains in danger of being MLS's lowest scoring in history, but the goals per game average has risen in the last month from to 2.39 to 2.43. Defending champion Real Salt Lake is the league’s most prolific team while D.C. United scores the least ...

GOALS PER GAME AVERAGE
(team by team)
Real Salt Lake 1.50
Los Angeles 1.46
Colorado Rapids 1.42
FC Dallas 1.38
Columbus 1.35
Houston 1.35
New York 1.31
Chicago 1.24
Philadelphia 1.19
Seattle 1.19
Kansas City 1.16
San Jose 1.12
New England 1.08
Chivas USA 1.00
Toronto FC 1.00
D.C. United 0.69

2010 league-wide goals per game: 2.43

MLS GOALS PER GAME HISTORY
(regular season)
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

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1 comment about "MLS scoring still low -- but rising".
  1. I w Nowozeniuk, October 1, 2010 at 2 p.m.

    What these stats show is that MLS scoring is dreadful...the best 4 teams have a less than 1.5 gpg average in the past several years...this can be attributed largely to the quality of the MLS players not being able to finish...it's a total falsehood to say that MLS defenses or individual keepers are the cause of low scoring...how about adding the ref calls giving advantage near the box which is in fact no advantage and letting encroachment go during free kicks, or not counting out the full 10 yards for free kicks which is the only consistency in their inconsistent refereeing...all these little things add up to the goal drought.

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