Shots, goals and fouls: RSL's season shaping up in strong fashion

James Bosworth

As others in the media have mentioned RSL leads the MLS in shots and SOG — and now is tied with Portland for most goals after Saturday's game.

Shots & Goals best/worst

  • RSL takes 14.8 shots per game with 5.8 on goal, while Toronto takes 9.8 shots and only 3.2 on goal.
  • 42% of Montreal's shots are on goal, while only 27% of DC's are.
  • 39% of Seattle's shots on goal result in a goal, while only 15% of DC's are.
TEAM Games Shots SoG Goals S/SoG SoG/Goal S/Game SoG/Game G/G
Chicago Fire 13 170 56 11 0.33 0.2 13.1 4.3 0.8
Chivas USA 13 132 45 13 0.34 0.29 10.2 3.5 1
Colorado Rapids 14 176 52 15 0.3 0.29 12.6 3.7 1.1
Columbus Crew 14 190 65 16 0.34 0.25 13.6 4.6 1.1
DC United 14 150 40 6 0.27 0.15 10.7 2.9 0.4
FC Dallas 14 166 68 23 0.41 0.34 11.9 4.9 1.6
Houston Dynamo 14 178 58 19 0.33 0.33 12.7 4.1 1.4
LA Galaxy 14 187 66 22 0.35 0.33 13.4 4.7 1.6
Montreal Impact 12 145 61 22 0.42 0.36 12.1 5.1 1.8
NE Revolution 14 141 49 15 0.35 0.31 10.1 3.5 1.1
NY Red Bulls 16 202 66 23 0.33 0.35 12.6 4.1 1.4
Philadelphia Union 15 191 63 22 0.33 0.35 12.7 4.2 1.5
Portland Timbers 14 200 72 24 0.36 0.33 14.3 5.1 1.7
Real Salt Lake 16 237 93 24 0.39 0.26 14.8 5.8 1.5
San Jose Earthquakes 15 202 63 13 0.31 0.21 13.5 4.2 0.9
Seattle Sounders 13 145 49 19 0.34 0.39 11.2 3.8 1.5
Sporting Kansas City 15 219 66 18 0.3 0.27 14.6 4.4 1.2
Toronto FC 13 128 42 12 0.33 0.29 9.8 3.2 0.9
Vancouver Whitecaps 13 174 63 18 0.36 0.29 13.4 4.8 1.4

Fouls best/worst

  • Chivas commits an average of 15 fouls per game, while Montreal only commits 10.5.
  • Dallas suffers an average of 14 fouls per game, while New York only suffers 10.
  • Every 6 fouls Montreal commits they receive a yellow card, while Seattle gets one per 11.7 fouls.

RSL isn't doing so bad compared to previous years when they were among the top in fouls.

  • 39% of RSL's shots are on goal with 26% of the SOG resulting in a goal.
  • RSL commits 11.3 fouls per game, they get a yellow card for every 6.9 fouls. They suffer an average of 11.5 fouls per game.

Yellow / Red card data may not be completely accurate since on the MLS site it's listed by player not by team, thus players who transfer to a new team also take their cards. It also doesn't appear to change to show any cards rescinded by the Disciplinary Committee (E.G. Martins from Seattle etc...) Thus that statistic is likely to be skewed.

TEAM Games FC FS YC RC FC/G FS/G YC/FC RC/FC
Chicago Fire 13 146 163 18 2 11.2 12.5 8.1 73
Chivas USA 13 195 168 30 3 15 12.9 6.5 65
Colorado Rapids 14 184 176 18 2 13.1 12.6 10.2 92
Columbus Crew 14 185 187 25 0 13.2 13.4 7.4
DC United 14 149 183 17 0 10.6 13.1 8.8
FC Dallas 14 161 196 16 2 11.5 14 10.1 80.5
Houston Dynamo 14 161 160 21 3 11.5 11.4 7.7 53.7
LA Galaxy 14 167 183 16 1 11.9 13.1 10.4 167
Montreal Impact 12 126 156 21 1 10.5 13 6 126
NE Revolution 14 185 177 17 1 13.2 12.6 10.9 185
NY Red Bulls 16 207 160 20 3 12.9 10 10.4 69
Philadelphia Union 15 202 177 25 1 13.5 11.8 8.1 202
Portland Timbers 14 177 180 20 1 12.6 12.9 8.9 177
Real Salt Lake 16 180 184 26 1 11.3 11.5 6.9 180
San Jose Earthquakes 15 178 183 26 1 11.9 12.2 6.8 178
Seattle Sounders 13 164 166 14 5 12.6 12.8 11.7 32.8
Sporting Kansas City 15 224 203 29 0 14.9 13.5 7.7
Toronto FC 13 179 170 29 2 13.8 13.1 6.2 89.5
Vancouver Whitecaps 13 153 151 14 0 11.8 11.6 10.9
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