Monday, June 1, 2009

2009 MLS Stats of Shame

Here are the Major League Soccer "Stats of Shame" from the first third of the 2009 MLS Season (all teams have played between 10-12 games)

Own Goals
Gino Padula (CLB)
Jay Heaps (NE)
James Riley (SEA)
CJ Brown (CHI)

Penalty Misses
3/21
Shooter: Dwayne De Rosario (TOR)
Keeper: Kevin Hartman (KC)

4/19
Shooter: Conor Casey (COL)
Keeper: Pat Onstad (HOU)

5/30
Shooter: Freddie Ljungberg (SEA)
Keeper: Andy Gruenebaum (CLB)

2.00 Goals Against Average - Goalkeeping
Brad Knighton (NE) - 10 goals allowed in 5 Games Played
Joe Cannon (SJ) - 22 goal allowed in 11 Games Played

Attendance
FC Dallas - Home Game Average of 9,417

Fouls Committed
Atiba Harris (CHV) - 30 Fouls Committed in 10 Games Played

Cautions
5 - Kyle Beckerman (RSL, 11GP)
5 - Ramiro Corrales (SJ, 11GP)
5 - Sacha Kljestan (CHV, 10GP)
5 - Javier Morales (RSL, 10GP)

Red Cards
2 - Gregg Berhalter (LA, 8GP)
2 - Carlos Johnson (NY, 6GP)

Goalkeepers with a 50% Lost Game Rate
71% - Jon Conway (NY) - 5 Lost, 7 Games Played
64% - Joe Cannon (SJ) - 7 Lost, 11 Games Played
50% - Ray Burse (DAL) - 5 Lost, 10 Games Played
50% - Nick Rimando (RSL) - 4 Lost, 8 Games Played

Winless on the Road
0-5-0 - San Jose Earthquakes (.000)
0-5-1 - Real Salt Lake (.083)
0-4-1 - NY Red Bulls (.100)
0-2-4 - Columbus Crew (.333)
0-0-5 - LA Galaxy (.500)

Zero Goals on the Road
The New York Red Bulls have score 0 goals in their first 5 games on the road this season.

Late Goals Allowed
The Columbus Crew and Toronto FC have both allowed 6 goals in minutes 76-90.

Team: 300 Consecutive minutes without a Goal
350 - Real Sealt Lake (May 9 to May 30)
310 - San Jose Earthquakes (April 18 to May 8)

Second Half Goals
FC Dallas has only scored 3 second half goals in 11 games, but have allowed 12 in the second half

Team Shot Statistics
New England is last in the league in Total Shots (80) and also Total Shots Against (164), both by margins of over 20 to the next nearest team

.000% Record when Allowing the First Goal
0-6-0 - San Jose Earthquakes
0-2-0 - Houston Dynamo

Sub-.500% Record When Scoring the First Goal
2-3-0 - FC Dallas

.000% Record in One-Goal Games
0-6-0 - NY Red Bulls
0-1-0 - Seattle Sounders

Longest Team Losing Streak
5 - San Jose Earthqakes (April 25 to May 27)

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