One Stat for All 24 MLS Teams in 2019
Although one number can’t give you the whole story of a club, it can help tell an underlying story that’s occurred throughout the season. Below we’ll break down one stat per team that is an important showing of how their team fared in the regular season.
LAFC – (34) The number of goals scored by Carlos Vela, breaking the single season MLS goal record just one year after Josef Martinez broke the record.
SEA – (7.24) Average match rating of attacker Jordan Morris just one year after an injury that kept him on the sidelines all season long.
RSL – (10) Number of clean sheets held by goalkeeper Nick Rimando in his final season in MLS. Rimando’s 10 clean sheets was tied for fourth best in the league.
MIN – (53) Number of points gained in the regular season this year, the highest point total in their history and earning the club a first playoff berth.
LAG – (87) Minutes per goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, ranking second in MLS only behind Golden Boot winner Carlos Vela.
POR – (2.5) Successful tackles per match by defender Jorge Moreira in his first season in MLS. This ranked at the top in all of the league.
DAL – (23) Average age of the starting midfield in their final regular season match; even with Paxton Pomykal not in the starting XI.
SJ – (2) Number of wins since August 1st ultimately leading to their missing out of the 2019 playoffs.
COL – (58) Number of goals scored by the Rapids in the regular season, tying them for second in the league for scoring and the highest scoring non-playoff team.
HOU – (3) Number of clean sheets kept by the club, which was the lowest by any team during the regular season.
KC – (67) Number of goals conceded throughout the regular ranking them third in all of MLS only behind FC Cincinnati and Vancouver.
VAN – (4) Number of goals scored by CB Doneil Henry this season making him the third leading scorer on the team and the second highest scoring CB behind Reto Ziegler.
NYCFC – (105) Minutes per goal by Newcomer of the Year finalist of the year Heber in his first MLS season. Heber was fourth in the league in this category only behind the top Vela, Zlatan and Josef.
ATL – (12) Losses Atlanta United took during the regular season, which was one more than their playoff opponent; the New England Revolution.
PHI (1706) Minutes played by 18 year old homegrown talent Brandon Aaronson this season.
TOR – (68.9) Average passes per match by defensive midfielder Michael Bradley which was best in MLS.
DC – (38) Number of goals conceded by the United this season, giving them the best goals against record in the league.
NYRB – (2) The number of goals scored by Bradley Wright-Phillips, his least amount of goals since he came to the league in 2013.
NE – (4) Number of losses since Brad Friedel was removed of the head coaching job on May 8th, thus giving the Revs a playoff berth.
CHI – (8) Goal differential of the Chicago Fire which was better than eight clubs who made the postseason.
MON – (11) Number of matches that Ignacio Piatti appeared in this season, the fewest of his MLS career.
CLB – (3.7) The number of shots on target per match by the Columbus Crew which ranked fourth fewest in MLS.
ORL – (10) Goals scored by striker Tesho Akindele, giving the 27 year old the most of his career.
CIN – (25,652) Number of fans who attended the final regular season home match in with FC Cincinnati tied Orlando City.