Ok, I was going to wait until I had done this for all teams, but I'll just show you guys what I did for Chicago. My next project is to make a list/database of every MLS team match, including league, playoff, open cup, and continental. In other words, matches that counted, so no friendlies (or Peace Cup/La Manga). I already have a listing of every goalscorer in all these games, but I didn't record anything else. I now am listing every match with date, home/away, score, goalscorers, and starting lineups/subs. Now I have a list of total appeances as well (although I did not check every lineup and make sure the total start/sub totals matched up. maybe later. 95% were from mlsnet so I don't think there would be a problem). I really should put attendance too but that's pretty easy to go back and do later. As I was doing this, I thought about how I heard RSL hasn't used the same lineup in consecutive games this year. And of course, they suck. Teams who use the same starting lineup are supposed to do better. So I checked all the Fire games and here is what they did when they used the same starting lineup for 2 games in a row or more, through 2004. I should note that I used MLS games only (once, an open cup game is in the middle, the loss in 2002). Also, if they used the same lineup from the end of one season to the start of the next, I don't know and I don't care about that. There have been 211 Fire games since they came into the league, and it's only happened 24 times (minus season openers, 204 possible times). No shootouts involved so I didn't have to worry about that. Overall 13-7-4 The total overall record for the Fire is 105-74-32. So that means using the same lineup, they did better. Using a different lineup, their record is 92-67-28. The winning percentage is 62.5% vs 56.7%. I also kept track of how many games in a row the same lineup was used: 2 games: 8-6-3 3 games: 2-1-1 4 games: 1-0-0 5 games: 1-0-0 6 games: 1-0-0 By year: Code: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Overall Final 2 2-1-0 2-1-0 0-0-1 1-1-0 0-2-2 2-0-0 1-1-0 8-6-3 13-7-4 3 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-1 0-1-0 2-1-1 4 1-0-0 1-0-0 5 1-0-0 1-0-0 6 1-0-0 1-0-0 Of course, this doesn't take into account subs, and the Fire had a great team in 1998. And, the Fire have been good throughout their history. I'm working on Columbus next, so we'll see what happens there. Read my blog: Climbing The Ladder PS-MLS give me a job!