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MLS, by the numbers

Updated: September 30, 2010, 2:55 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens

Some say statistics have no place in soccer. Yet conscientious objectors to soccer stats are missing out on some insights into Major League Soccer that help foster a deeper understanding of the league. Below are several interesting tidbits courtesy of Match Analysis, a California-based company that breaks down data and video for all Major League Soccer teams.

• In MLS, the team with the most touches in attack tends to lose.

In 2010, the team with ...

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