Do they keep stats for PKs earned?

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by BassNFool, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. BassNFool

    BassNFool Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've been wondering does the MLS keep stats for PKs earned? I've felt for sometime that the guy who earns the PK doesn't seem to get any credit for the resulting goal. If stats are not kept, do you think they should be and if so how?
  2. TomEaton

    TomEaton Member

    Mar 5, 2000
    Champaign, IL
    Yes, they do. At least they did for several years and posted them on I don't think they post them any longer but I'd be shocked if Elias no longer kept track of them.
  3. Milhouse

    Milhouse Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    Clifton, NJ
    MLS has never kept that stat. They do keep fouls suffered which can be interesting.
  4. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Yes they have, you're wrong.
  5. Milhouse

    Milhouse Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    Clifton, NJ
    Where is it then? I have never seen this and it is not in the historical data on mlsnet.

    I want to clarify that I think this would be a great stat, but I have never seen it kept. I want to see what MLS has and if you can show it to me on the site that would be great.
  6. GutBomb

    GutBomb Red Card

    Aug 28, 2003
    Outside Boston
    i am sure MLS keeps this stat, as well as MANY other stats that are not available on their website. Just because it's not on their website doesn't mean it's not sitting in a database on one of their numbers guy's computers.
  7. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    For this 2005 team by team stats, go to the main MLSNET stats page and choose a team from the drop down.

    Chicago - Penalty Kicks Made / Attempted Ivan Guerrero (1/1), Jesse Marsch (2/3)

    Chivas USA - Penalty Kicks Made / Attempted Thiago Martins (1/1), Hector Cuadros (2/2)

    Columbus - Penalty Kicks Made / Attempted Cornell Glen (1/1), Chris Henderson (0/1), Kyle Martino (0/1), Mario Rodriguez (0/1)

    Colorado - Penalty Kicks Made / Attempted Chris Henderson (1/1), Jeff Cunningham (2/3)

    FC Dallas - Penalty Kicks Made / Attempted Carlos Ruiz (3/3)

    DC United - Penalty Kicks Made / Attempted Jaime Moreno (5/5)


    Similar stats are online in the archives on the same page.
  8. NoSix

    NoSix Member+

    Feb 18, 2002
    To answer the original question, a "penalty kick earned" would be credited as a foul suffered, but not tabulated as a separate statistic.
  9. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    I misread the original question.

    As far as I know MLS does not keep track of who gets fouled when a PK is awarded.
  10. NoSix

    NoSix Member+

    Feb 18, 2002
    It's all good - the next time somebody asks "Why doesn't MLS tabulate penalty kicks made and attempted?", you'll have an answer ready!

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