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ON THIS POST:  

  • Forbes most valuable soccer franchises

  • MLS players compensation figures

  • MLS notable numbers, season leaders

  • MLS team highs, lows

  • Top 3, bottom 2 in MLS in goals scored, allowed

  • Premier League leaders in goals scored, allowed

  • Notable Premier League numbers, season leaders


1.69

Average worth in billions

of 20 most valuable soccer

teams in the world

2

Manchester United again

topped Forbes 15th annual list, worth $4.12 billion

MOST VALUABLE SOCCER TEAMS
RK TEAM VALUE REVENUE
1 Manchester United $4.123 B $737 M
2 Real Madrid $4.088 B $735 M
3 Barcelona $4.064 B $706 M
4 Bayern Munich $3.063 B $640 M
5 Manchester City $2.474 B $575 M
6 Arsenal $2.238 B $531 M
7 Chelsea $2.062 B $466 M
8 Liverpool $1.944 B $462 M
9 Juventus $1.472 B $442 M
10 Tottenham Hotspur $1.237 B $387 M
11 Paris Saint-Germain $971 M $529 M
12 Borussia Dortmund $901 M $362 M
13 Atletico de Madrid $848 M $297 M
14 West Ham United $754 M $232 M
15 Schalke 04 $707 M $251 M
16 AS Roma $618 M $191 M
17 AC Milan $612 M $213 M
18 Inter Milan $606 M $285 M
19 Leicester City $500 M $295 M
20 Napoli $471 M $219 M

17

MLS Players Association salary report shows 17 players topping $2 million in compensation

33

Players topping $1 million

$7,115,555.67

Total MLS compensation

for Sebastian Giovinco

of Toronto, tops in league

$54,499.92

Salary of Josh Perez of LAFC and Portland’s Victor Arboleda, the lowest 2 players in league

MLS PLAYERS COMPENSATION
PLAYER TEAM P COMPENSATION
Sebastian Giovinco TOR F $7,115,555.67
Michael Bradley TOR M $6,500,000.00
Carlois Vela LA FC F $6,292,500.00
Bastian Schweinsteiger CHI M $6,100,000.08
Giovani dos Santos LAG F $6,000,000.00
David Villa NYC FC F $5,610,000.00
Jozy Altidore TOR F $5,000,000.00
Ignacio Piatti MTL M $4,713,333.37
Wayne Rooney DC F $2,776,730.88
Tim Howard COL GK $2,475,000.00
Diego Valeri POR M $2,380,000.00
Nicholas Lodeiro SEA M $2,302,500.00
Miguel Almiron ATL M $2,297,000.00
Yura Movsisyan CHI F $2,073,750.00
Raul Ruidiaz SEA F $2,000,004.00
Maxi Moralez NYC FC M $2,000,000.04
Jonathan dos Santos LA FC M $2,000,000.04
Player Assoc. figures only for MLS

10

Teams that have clinched

spots in 2018 MLS Cup

playoffs starting Oct. 31

4

Teams fighting for last 2 spots:

Eastern: Columbus, Montreal in East,

Western: LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake

MLS PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS
EASTERN WESTERN
Atlanta FC Dallas
NY Red Bulls Sporting KC
NYC FC LAFC
Philadelphia Seattle
D.C. United Portland

Eastern playoff teams goals for

Columbus 40; Montreal 47

Western playoff teams goals for

Real Salt Lake 55; LA Galaxy 64

10

Game-winning goals by Atlanta’s Josef Martinez among his league-leading 30 goals scored

16: Goals at home

14: Goals score on road

69

Fouls committed by Luis Alberto Caicedo of New England

67: Diego Chara, Portland

64: Alexander Ring, NYC FC

63: Roger Espinoza, Sporting KC

61: Rasmus Schuller, Minnesota

182

Shots faced by David Bingham of LA Galaxy, most of any goalkeeper

181: Evam Bush, Montreal

175: Tim Howard, Colorado

165: Nick Rimando

 

61

Most goals allowed

in league, by Bingham

60: Andrew Tarbell, San Jose

58: Joe Bendik, Orlando

57: Tim Howard, Colorado

57: Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake

MLS LEADERS
NO GOALS TEAM
30 Josef Martinez Atlanta
22 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA Galaxy
20 Bradley-Wright Phillips NY Red Bulls
17 Mauro Manotas Houston
16 Ignacio Piatti Montreal
16 Gyasi Zardes Columbus
ASSISTS
17 Borek Dockal Phiiladelphia
17 Luciano Acosta D.C. United
15 Maximiliano Moralez NYC FC
15 Nicolas Lodeiro Seattle
14 Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC
SHOTS
162 Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC
132 Miguel Almiron Atlanta
114 Maximiliano Urriti FC Dallas
112 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA Galaxy
110 Valeri Qazaishvili San Jose
SHOTS ON GOAL
54 Josef Martinez Atlanta
51 Miguel Almiron Atlanta
48 Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC
46 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA Galaxy
YELLOW CARDS
11 Diego Chara Portland
11 Luis Alberto Caideco New England
SAVES
130 Evan Bush Montreal
120 David Bingham LA Galaxy
117 Tim Howard Colorado
113 Andre Blake Philadelpia
111 Stefan Frei Seattle
WINS
20 Luis Robles NY Red Bulls
20 Brad Guzen Atlanta
17 Stefan Frei Seattle
17 Tim Melia Sporting KC
16 Tyler Miller LA FC
SHUTOUTS
12 Tim Melia Sporting KC
12 Luis Robles NY Red Bulls
10 Sean Johnson NYC FC
10 Zach Steffen Columbus
10 Andre Blake Philadelphia
10 Tyler Miller LA FC
10 Evan Bush MOntreal

245

Difference in shots between

best and worst teams

MLS TEAM HIGHS, LOWS
NO TEAM NO TEAM
Goals 69 ATL 34 COL
Assists 71 NYRB 29 COL
Shots 575 SKC 330 CHI
Shots on goal 201 LAFC/ATL 122 COL
Fouls committed 497 NE 289 TOR
Fouls suffered 455 LA FC 311 CHI
Offsides 86 NYRB 38 SKC
Corner kicks 220 NE 143 DC

Top 5 Premier League goals scored

Bottom 5 in goals scored

WEEK 10 FIXTURES

 

7

Consecutive wins by Arsenal,

who own 13-2-3 mark

vs. Oct. 28 foe Crystal Palace

3

Liverpool and Cardiff City

have played just 2 matches

2014: Liverpool 6-3

2013: Liverpool 3-1

10

Maurizio Sarri can become

1st Chelsea manager unbeaten

in first 10 league matches

42

Matches between Tottenham

and Manchester City;

Spurs lead 23-13-6

Last 5 meetings

3-1: Man City, April 14, 2018

4-1: Man City, Dec. 16, 2017

2-2: Jan. 21, 2017

2-0: Tottenham, Oct. 2, 2016

2-1: Tottenham, Feb. 14, 2016

Fewest goals allowed

Most goals allowed

+23

League-best goal differential

by Manchester City

+13: Chelsea

+13: Liverpool

+11: Arsenal

-14

League-worst goal differential by Fulham and Huddersfield Town

-11: Cardiff City

-8: Southampton

-8: Newcastle United

-7: Burnley

PREMIER LEAGUE LEADERS
GOALS PLAYER TEAM
7 Eden Hazard Chelsea
6 Sergio Aguero Man City
6 Pierre-Emerick
Abubameyang
Arsenal
5 Harry Kane Tottenham
5 Glenn Murray Brighton
5 Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham
ASSISTS PLAYER TEAM
5 Benjamin Mendy Man City
4 Johan Berg
Gudmundsson
Burnley
4 Olivier Giroud Chelsea
4 Andoulaye Doucoure Watford
4 Jose Holebas Watford
4 Luciano Vietto Fulham
4 Callum Wilson AFC Bourn
4 Hector Bellerin Aresenal
SAVES PLAYER TEAM
40 Joe Hart Burnley
37 Lukasz Fabianski West Ham
36 Mat Ryan Brighton
32 Neil Etheridge Cardiff
32 Alex McCarthy West Ham
CATEGORY LEADERS
Passes 927: Jorginho Chelsea
Touches 1,015: Jorginho Chelsea
Shots 44: Sergio Aguero Man City
Tackles 43: Idrissa Gueye Everton
Offsides 10: Andre Gray Watford
Romelu Lukaku ManU
Mohamed Salah Liverpool
Yellow cards 5: Jose Holebas Watford
Red cards 2: Wes Morgan Leicester
Fouls 27: Glenn Murray Brighton
Clearances 71: Steve Cook Bournemth

Sources: mls.com; premierleague.com; forbes.com