D.C. United, by the (awful) numbers

October 28, 2013

Ben Olsen, questioning the fourth official Sunday as Dominic Kinnear watches, was left wondering what happened to his club this season. (By Tony Quinn)

Where D.C. United’s 2013 season stood statistically among the worst in MLS history:

FEWEST VICTORIES

1. D.C. United (2013): 3 in 34 matches

2. Chivas USA (2005): 4 in 32 matches

3. Tampa Bay (2001): 4 in 27 matches

MOST DEFEATS

1. New York (1999): 25 in 32 matches (3-5 record in shootouts)

2. Kansas City (1999): 24 in 32 matches (2-6 record in shootouts)

3. D.C. United (2013): 24 in 34 matches (seven draws)

FEWEST POINTS

1. Tampa Bay (2001): 14 in 27 matches

2. New York (1999): 15 in 32 matches

3. D.C. United (2013): 16 in 34 matches

FEWEST POINTS PER MATCH

1. New York (1999): 0.468

2. D.C. United (2013): 0.470

3. Tampa Bay (2001): 0.52

FEWEST AWAY VICTORIES

1. D.C. United (2013): 0 in 17 matches (three draws)

2. Vancouver (2011): 0 in 17 matches (five draws)

3. Real Salt Lake (2005): 0 in 16 matches

4. New York (2009): 0 in 15 matches (two draws)

5. Los Angeles (2003): 0 in 15 matches (six draws)

MOST AWAY LOSSES

1. Kansas City (1998): 14 in 16 matches

2. Kansas City (1999): 14 in 16 matches

3. Real Salt Lake (2005): 14 in 16 matches

4. D.C. United (2013): 14 in 17 matches

FEWEST GOALS

1. D.C. United (2010): 21

2. D.C. United (2013): 22

3. Chivas USA (2012): 24

FEWEST GOALS PER MATCH

1. D.C. United (2013): 0.65

2. D.C. United (2010): 0.70

3. Chivas USA (2012): 0.71

FEWEST AWAY GOALS

1. New York (2009): 3

2. D.C. United (2013): 6 in 17 matches

3. D.C. United (2010): 6 in 15 matches

SCORELESS PERFORMANCES

1. D.C. United (2010): 17

2. D.C. United (2013): 16

3. Chivas USA (2012): 16

LARGEST GAP BETWEEN SUPPORTERS’ SHIELD AND LAST PLACE

1. 2005: 46 points (San Jose 64, Chivas USA 18)

2. 2013: 43 points (New York 59, United 16)

3. 1999: 42 points (United 57, New York 15)

D.C. UNITED 2012 vs. D.C. UNITED 2013:

Supporters’ Shield race: 3rd place, 19th place

Points: 58, 16

Goals for: 53, 22

Goals against: 43, 59

Goal difference: +10, -37

Multiple-goal games: 15, 3

Goal-less games: 8, 16

Defensive shutouts: 10, 5

DCU LOWEST AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE

1. 2013: 13,646

2. 2012: 13,846

3. 2010: 14,532

4. 2011: 15,181

5. 1996: 15,262

*Vancouver’s Camilo Sanvezzo scored 22 goals to win the Golden Boot. United scored 22 goals. The only time an individual outscored an entire team was last year: San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski had 27, Chivas USA 24.

*Dwayne De Rosario, Luis Silva and Kyle Porter shared the club lead in goals with three. Sanvezzo scored three Sunday.

*The previous low for a United season goal-scoring leader was five: Bobby Convey and Ali Curtis in 2002, Andy Najar and Danny Allsopp in 2010.

*United conceded more own goals (four) than any D.C. player scored (three).

On the brighter side of life …

U.S. OPEN CUP

2012: 1-1-0, lost in round of 16

2013: 4-0-1, won championship with upset at Real Salt Lake, earned berth in 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League

 

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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