Tuesday, October 5, 2010
A season of FC Dallas records, with more to come
By Buzz Carrick
2010 has been a terrific season by almost any measure for FC Dallas. One of the most fascinating aspects has been all the records that are falling. So here's a quick list, and I hope I didn't miss any, of all the records FCD has broken or has a shot at this year.
Longest MLS unbeaten road streak: FCD knocked this one off a little while ago in Columbus. Their current road unbeaten streak is 12 and counting. Dallas has a chance to extend the record when they travel to Salt Lake City on Oct. 16.
Longest MLS unbeaten streak in a single season: FCD is currently tied with the 2004 Columbus Crew at 18 games.
Longest unbeaten streak in MLS history: 19 games by Columbus over 2004-2005. As motioned, Dallas is at 18 games and ties the mark with one more game unbeaten.
Ties in a season: FCD is currently tied with four other teams with 13 ties. Chivas USA (2006), Columbus Crew (2004), DC United (2009), and Houston Dynamo (2006).
Club record for ties in a season: FCD has already broken this one with 13. Old record was 12 set in 2008 under Steve Morrow, Marco Ferruzzi, and Schellas Hyndman.
Fewest losses in MLS season: FCD currently has 2 losses, the previous best in any given season was 4 losses set by San Jose back in 2005.
Club fewest losses in a season: Previous record was 7 losses in 1999 under Dave Dir. With 3 games left, 2010 FCD will break this one even if they lose out.
(Before you ask, club record for wins is tied at 16 wins, 1999 under Dir and 2006 under Colin Clarke. [For which Clarke was fired. Shocking, I know.] FCD at 12 wins can't break this mark even if they win out. )
Club record points in a season: the record 52, held by the 2006 FCD, squad is in reach. Dallas sits on 49 points, just 3 from tying the record, with three games to play.
Club record fastest to 40 points (the magic playoff number): already broken... 2010 FCD reached 40 points in 22 games. Previous record held by the 2006 club which reached 40 points in their 24th match.
Club record goals against: 35 goals against in 1999. Currently sitting at 22 goals agaisnt FCD should smash this one.
(goals for record is 54 in 99 and 00; FCD is at 39 this year, not even close.)
Club record points per game: Not really an official stat, but one I keep because of the changes in the length of the MLS seasons. The previous best mark is 1.78 in 1999. FCD is sitting 1.81 so this is a record that could fall.
Club goal differential: Current record is +19 in 1999. FCD is at +17. So it's possible.
All-time MLS career goals: Jeff Cunningham is currently tied with Jamie Moreno at 132. Incidentally, Cunningham dominates goals from run of play 113 to 89 as Moreno has 43 PKs to Cunningham's 19.
Single season FC Dallas assist record: David Ferreira at 13 assists is two assists from tying Jason Kreis' club record 15 assists in 1999. The year, by the way, Kreis was MVP with 18 goals and 15 assists (the first 15-15 season in MLS history).
Individual single season MLS goals against: Pat Onstad currently holds the mark at 0.82 GAA in 2007. Kevin Hartman is sitting at 0.62, which leads MLS this season. Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando (0.65) is second and LA goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts is third (0.84).
Career saves: Not really a record Kevin Hartman is going to break cause he already holds the mark at 1291, it just keeps counting. Joe Cannon is second at 1161.
So what did I miss?