Category: MLS Table

Final MLS Table

The season is over and, after a wild weekend, we have our playoff teams.  The first round of playoffs looks like this: West LA Galaxy vs Chivas USA Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders East Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire Before we start previewing this first round of the playoffs, let’s spend a moment looking back at how we got here: For the last month, the MLS essentially had a single table, and it was great!  With six team finishing within three points of each other, all hovering around that playoff line, east and ... Read more

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 25

After week 25 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 25 175 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   15,302     6   14,878     14,912     162   2006   12,373   -19.15%   8   15,115   1.59%   14,997   0.57%   167   2007   18,809   52.02%   8   16,497   9.14%   16,251   8.36%   167   2008   15,671   -16.68%   7   16,469   -0.17%   16,873   3.83%   168   2009   10,176   -35.06%   3   15,744   -4.40%   15,732   -6.76%   175  YTD – 175 Games   Average Median %<10K %>20k  2005    14,878     12,409    28.98%   16.48%   2006    15,115     13,280    20.57%   16.57%   2007  ... Read more

What Would An MLS Single Table Have Looked Like in Historic Terms

I put together this chart to determine what a single table, no playoff MLS would have looked like each season since 1996. I re-figured the rankings for the 1999-1999 period without shootouts and for 2000 without overtime victories, so the rankings I have do not correspond directly with the official final standings. This is still far from an exact science because teams have always played a skewed schedule towards their division or conference, unlike major European leagues where each team faces each other twice. So for example in the expansion year of 2005, Western Conference teams had more points largely ... Read more