How bad is DCU? 2000-02 and All-time Stats Revisited

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by weasel, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. weasel

    weasel New Member

    Oct 31, 2000
    NYC
    Below I have summarized statistics for all MLS teams for the past three seasons (2000-02). I've also included stats for the entire history of the league, even though the early years include the dreaded shoot-out (and hence the 1-point shoot-out win - I can't believe they ever used that idiotic scoring system!). I compiled a similar list after 1/4 of the season was gone, and thought the 3/4 point was a good time to update the stats.

    The results in both cases have been sorted by points per game (PPG).

    Interesting points:

    1) DCU is still the only team in MLS history with less than 1 PPG.

    2) CHI and LA stayed at the top, NY moved way up, while DC fell to the bottom. MLS accomplished their mission of destroying the dynasty and ensuring "big market" teams are at the top of the "table". Bastards.

    3) Yes, we really, really, really very much suck.

    (Note: I tried using an HTML table, but that was giving me all kinds of problems. I cheated by using a 'code' block for easy formatting. Anyone have tips/tricks for using tables on BS?)

    Code:
    2000-2002 Team Totals						
    Team	GP	W	L	T	Points	PPG
    CHI	80	41	24	15	138	1.725
    LA	78	38	24	16	130	1.667
    MIA	58	28	20	10	94	1.621
    NY	79	39	32	8	125	1.582
    KC	81	35	26	20	125	1.543
    DAL	79	33	30	16	115	1.456
    SJ	79	32	31	16	112	1.418
    CLB	80	32	33	15	111	1.388
    COL	80	28	37	15	99	1.238
    NE	80	27	40	13	94	1.175
    TB	59	20	33	6	66	1.119
    DC	79	22	45	12	78	0.987
    
    All-Time Team Totals						
    Team	GP	W	L	T	Points	PPG
    CHI	144	79	50	15	242	1.681
    LA	206	117	73	16	345	1.675
    DC	207	106	89	12	294	1.420
    DAL	207	100	91	16	286	1.382
    CLB	208	96	97	15	277	1.332
    MIA	122	56	56	10	158	1.295
    KC	209	93	96	20	267	1.278
    TB	187	83	98	6	235	1.257
    COL	208	89	104	15	258	1.240
    NY	207	89	110	8	253	1.222
    SJ	207	91	100	16	251	1.213
    NE	208	80	115	13	219	1.053
    
    Your thoughts?

    I'm thinking of analyzing attendance vs. record and sensitivity of attendance to changes in the teams records. Can I mathematically determine which teams have the best fans, and which have fair-weather fans? Would it mean anything? Hmmm....
     
  2. weasel

    weasel New Member

    Oct 31, 2000
    NYC
    Interesting that within a couple of hours of posting this MLS has a "weighted" draft that lands a player in NY.
     
  3. Topo

    Topo Member

    Feb 15, 2001
    I thought it always used to be how bad the team had sucked over the previous season. I don't think anybody has sucked as bad as us.

    I don't get how we don't go first in a weighted draft.

    I can only figure that we must have passed or something because there is no way that we don't get first pick.
     
  4. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Because it's a weighted lottery. A game of chance, and the chances are the Metros or Galaxy will always be picked out of the hat.
     
  5. GoDC

    GoDC Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Hamilton, VA
    We suck.
     
  6. garbaggio

    garbaggio Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Arlington
    Does anyone know the franchise record for longest winless streak? Is it our current 8-game skid?

    I think we can lay solid claim to have been the best team in league history over 4 seasons ('96-'99). On the other end of the scale, I believe San Jose missed the playoffs for 3 or 4 consecutive seasons. So while we're not there yet, we may also be able to soon claim the title of worst team in league history over a 4 year period (2000-'03) if we can miss the playoffs again next year.
     
  7. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    I think KC had 9 consecutive losses in 1999, and I think the Revs lost the first 8 last year. We've at least picked up three ties in the current winless streak.

    Dave
     
  8. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Oh, wait. You were referring to just us. Yeah, we're in the middle of it right now...

    Dave
     
  9. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    What strikes me first is the fact of how few MLS Cups the best teams in the regular season-percentage wise have. You can look at either list and see this. Look at the all-time list: LA? No MLS Cups. Chicago? 1 MLS Cup. Dallas? Not even a final appearance.

    Then look at the 00-02 totals- You have to go to the fifth best team (KC) to find a Cup winner. SJ is the 7th best team on this list.

    What does this mean? Probably just like in college in the early 90's, Bruce Arena just flat out knows how to win championships so much better than his peers it ain't funny. People think Chicago is the best organization but they don't hold a candle to what Arena did.
     

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