Defensive Stat

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by NFLPatriot, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I noticed that the Revs never gave up more than 3 goals in any game this season, which has to be a first for them. So, I checked on the rest of the teams this season, and here is what I found: eleven times that a team let up 4 or more goals.

    # games allowing 4+ goals in 2004
    --------------------------------
    NE 0
    KC 0
    CMB 0
    CHI 1 (1-4 DAL)
    SJ 1 (5-5 MET)
    LA 1 (2-4 SJ)
    COL 1 (1-6 NE)
    DAL 2 (1-4 LA, 1-5 KC)
    DC 2 (2-4 LA, 1-5 DAL)
    MET 3 (5-5 SJ, 2-6 DAL, 2-4 CMB)
     
  2. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting... so how many times have we scored three or more? I bet were close to the low end of that scale as well...

    Tom
     
  3. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We scored 3 goals 3 times and 6 once, so 4 in total (for 3 or more).

    All teams (3 or more goals):
    Wizards 2
    Rapids 3
    Revs 4
    Crew 4
    Burn 4
    Fire 5
    Gals 5
    Mutts 6
    DC 6
    Quakes 6
     
  4. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since I was curious and bored, I made these tables:

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    Except the last column, the number of times a team scored that number of goals (or had it scored against them) is what is shown. So the 0G through 6G columns should sum to 30 in any given row (they do, I hashed them).

    Seeing all the data, I'm not sure that it really means anything. Not much of a pattern here. KC has more 1 Goal For games than anyone else, but they're amongst the top teams this year. Columbus is up there too. If anything, it just proves that Defense wins games.
     
  5. Tobas

    Tobas Member

    Jul 22, 2004
    Littleton, MA
    Nice table Jeremy

    Slightly off topic:
    When seeing the goal totals, I often like to take the position of the ranking for offense and deffense and add them togeather. Most of the time the best teams are the ones with the lowest total. Granted this is not really a great stat, just fun for me.

    Team, for,against=total
    LA - 2,6=8
    SJ - 4,4=8
    NE - 2,7=9
    CHI - 4,5=9
    KC - 8,1=9
    CMB- 7,3=10
    MET- 1,10=11
    DC - 4,8=12
    COL- 10,2=12
    DAL- 9,9=18

    I find it kink of ironic when comparing the best - Columbas and the worst - Chicago.
    Columbas - 7th offense - 3rd defense - 10 togeather
    Chicago - t4th offense - 5th defense - 9 togeather

    Parity still rules the day with this except for Dallas.
     
  6. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The one thing I do see as a bit of a pattern is that the teams that scored one or two goals the most (22 for the Crew in 30 games, and 20 for the Wizards) wound up as the top two teams in the league. The Fire (tied for worst in the league) with only 15 games in which they scored just once or twice didn't make the playoffs.

    You don't need to score a lot in this league, just enough to make the opponents have to work a bit. In other words, you can't get shut out in 8 games Revs!
     

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