Behind the Eight Ball

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

United, which plays at Toronto tonight (7:30, Comcast SportsNet),

has equaled its worst start through eight MLS matches:

19962-6-0*612/1816-16, won MLS Cup
20031-3-4**78/910-11-9, first round of playoffs
20002-5-1***716/208-18-6, failed to make playoffs
20042-3-3910/1211-10-9, won MLS Cup

NOTES: GF/GA -- Goals for/goals against; * Two losses came in a shootout, which was phased out in 2000; ** One loss came in overtime, which was phased out in 2004; *** Two losses came in overtime

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