2: Record-setting goalkeepers retire; MLS season review-THU1010

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 MLS playoffs start Oct. 19; first-round matchups, goal scoring
2 Stats salute to retiring goalkeepers Tim Howard, Nick Rimando
3 LAFC's Carlos Vera wins Golden Boot, sets single-season goal mark
4 18 players had 10-plus assists; season leaders in 14 categories
5 359 games for Chris Wondolowski; DaMarcus Beasley done at 222

72

LAFC set the league's single-season record for points, one better than the New York Red Bulls' 2018 record

85

LAFC tied the MLS record for most goals in season (LA Galaxy, 1988) and had a plus-48 goal differential

  • WEST SCHEDULE (LAFC has bye)

    10/19: #5 Dallas at #2 Seattle

    10/19: #6 Portland at #3 Real Salt Lake

    10/20: #5 LA Galaxy at #4 Minnesota

63, +21

New York City FC (18-6-10) had second-most goals at 63 and a plus-21 goal differential

  • EAST SCHEDULE (NYCFC has bye)

    10/19: #7 New England at #2 Atlanta

    10/20: NY#6 Red Bulls at #3 Philadelphia

    10/19: #5 D.C. United at #4 Toronto


Goal differentials for Eastern Conferece playoff teams

#1 seed: NYCFC: +21 (63/42)

24, 14

With league now 24 teams the MLS new playoff format now includes 14 teams, seven from each conference.

  • 2003: MLS using all-knockout postseason to replace the two-legged format used since 2003

  • 11/10: League shortened its season by month; MLS Cup final on earliest date since 2002


Goal differentials for Western Conferece playoff teams

#1 seed LAFC: +48 (85/37)

3

Carlos Vela won Golden Boot award with hat trick in LAFC's 3-1 victory over  Colorado on 10/6

34

Vera’s 34 goals boke MLS

single-season record of 31 set in 2018 by Atlanta's Josef Martinez


Final MLS goal scoring leaders

15: Kacper Przbylko, PHI; Heber, LAFC

18 players had 10-plus assists during 2019, 4 above 15


9

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of LA Galaxy scored 9 game-winning

goals to lead league

  • 20: Assists, Maxi Moralez, NYC

  • 160: Shots, Carlos Vela, LAFC

  • 71: Shots on goal, Vera

  • 79: Fouls committed, Luis Caicedo, NE

  • 108: Fouls suffered, Nicolas Lodeiro, SEA

  • 3: Red cards, Roger Espinoza, (SKC)

  • 12: Yellow cards, Bryan Acosta, DAL

    and Alex Ring, NYC

  • 44: Times offside, Ibrahimovic

  • 141: Saves, David Bingham, LA Galaxy

  • 195: Shots faced, Bingham

  • 14: Shutouts, Brad Guzan, ATL,

    and Bill Hamid, DC

  • 60: Goals allowed, Tim Melia, SC

  • 1.00: GAA, Tyler Miller, LAFC


Goalkeeper Nick Rimando retiring with most wins in MLS history


815

Colorado’s Tim Howard played the final game of his soccer career on 10/6; retiring at age 40

  • 121: International appearances, record for U.S. Men’s National Team

  • 62: USMNT wins in 119 starts

  • 42: Shutouts (second to Kasey Keller’s 47)

  • 2: Times named U.S. soccer male athlete of year

  • 3: World Cup appearances

514, 154

Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando, 40, is retiring as MLS leader in appearances, shutouts

  • 22: Caps for USMNT

  • 2014: World Cup appearance

TIM HOWARD, NICK RIMANDO
SEASON, CAREER STATISTICS
HOWARD RIMANDO
ALL 2019 CATEGORY 2019 ALL
185 25 Games 29 514
183 25 Starts 29 514
66 8 Wins 14 223
82 12 Losses 11 174
34 4 Ties 4 117
16,521 2,159 MInutes 2,610 46,636
38 5 Shutouts 10 154
772 73 Saves 75 1,705
287 46 Goals allowed 35 629
1.57 1.84 GAA 1.21 1.22

222

Career MLS games defender DaMarcus Beasley, retiring after 20-year club career

  • 124: Caps for U.S. men’s team (5th alltime)

  • 4: World Cup appearances

  • 15: Consecutive years with U.S. appearance

  • 17: International goals

  • 5: MLS All-Star Game selections


MLS all-time goals leaders


15

Goals in 2019 by San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski, who broke Landon Donovan's MLS record on 5/18

359

Games played in 15 MLS seasons; 36-year-old said he is undecided about his future



Source: mls.com