Scoring Champ, ony 30pts?

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by Mr. Knowledge, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. Mr. Knowledge

    Mr. Knowledge New Member

    May 10, 2001
    For the love of god, didn't Guevara have 30points 2 months ago. Him and Noonan winning the scoring title with only 30 pts is amazingly low. The kid, Freddy Adu had 13pts points for crying out loud.

    What happened to the days of scoring leaders with 20+ balls in the back of the net?
  2. Tyler66

    Tyler66 New Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    thats why Joe Cannon must be mvp!
  3. churchill2000

    churchill2000 3x MLS Cup Champions

    Jul 12, 2004
    Monde Virtuel
    Los Angeles Galaxy

    Don't know what to say, I would be quick to say the WCQ and injuries, but then again that has happened since 98 and 02, no drastic drop in points then.
    Overall I think poor play this season is the main factor, I mean look at the MLS Regular Season ending, each game still had for the most part some significance, not because of good play, but the opposite.
  4. ChrisE

    ChrisE Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    It's something the kids these days call 'defense'.
  5. Rommul

    Rommul Member

    Aug 26, 2003
    Its called bad officiating where frequently games degenerate into hack fest and little or no skill is displayed.

    If you can be successul being a hack why display skill and creativity?
  6. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm interested in what the total of goals scored this year vs other years is. Anybody wanna figure that out?
  7. mannellaice

    mannellaice New Member

    May 8, 2001
    KC, MO
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wouldn't say poor play as much as I would say even play, especially in the west, KC and Colorado both having either amazing defense or great goalkeeping. But still, there should have been more goals. I guess you could say LA saw this coming way before everyone else...hahaha.
  8. Bayer04fan

    Bayer04fan New Member

    Aug 14, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA,USA
    If you are going to give pts for goals/assists, do it right. I don't like awarding 2pts for a goal. It ought to be like the NHL(except for the secondary assist thing), 1pt for a G and 1pt for an Assist. Have a Points titles(total pts, G+A) and a scoring title(most G). That would make SO much more sense. At least rename it from the scoring title to the points title.
  9. Rommul

    Rommul Member

    Aug 26, 2003
    I like your idea about two titles.

    Good stuff.
  10. crusio

    crusio New Member

    May 10, 2004
    Should PK's count less than regular goals?? Guevara's points come from lots of set pieces and PK's that others earned.
  11. zcgf02

    zcgf02 New Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    2004: 392 goals scored
    2003: 433 goals scored

    So that's a 40 goal drop from last year to this year. Now some of that may have been due to the 10 minute overtime that was in place last year, but not all of it.
  12. billward

    billward Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    El Cerrito, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, but there should be a tiebreaker rule like they have for the team standings: first is 2g+2pk+1a (2x goals, 2x penalty kicks, 1x assists), then 2g+1a (ignoring pk's), then just goals.

    I also agree that a separate Golden Boot for most goals should be awarded, again with a tiebreaker so that pk's count less.
  13. SoulflyTribeFC

    SoulflyTribeFC New Member

    Mar 24, 2002
    I think the lack of goal scoring is a trend that's going to continue. You have teams like Colorado and Kansas City who are defensive minded and are content to drop plenty of numbers behind the ball and play for a late counterattack. That's what those teams did to the galaxy when they played at HDC. Doesn't make for great soccer.

    I don't like Colorado's style, but that's the direction the league is headed in. Colorado scored 29 goals and STILL made the playoffs.
  14. Bayer04fan

    Bayer04fan New Member

    Aug 14, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA,USA
    I dont think the ENTIRE league is going that route, it is up to each team to make their own identity/style of play. Some teams attack while others counter attack. Always has been, always will be, but the whole league is not going the way of D first O second, IMO

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