"Frustration Index" at the half.

We've heard more than once that the Sounders have had a large number of goals or saves of the week go against them this year.  I had time to kill and a little bit of curiosity toward verifying that statement.  So I took a look, and then I went a little further and created a fun junk stat called Frustration Index.  I looked at the goals and saves of the week and tallied who they were for and against.  The stat is very simple: goals and saves of the week against count as +2 and goals and saves of the week for count as -1.  The higher the number, the more frustrating results.  Getting great goals or saves tempers the score a little, but those heart-ripper goals against your team or amazing saves to stonewall scoring chances are just a little more painful.

This is not meant to be a real stat, so please don't try to infer anything from it.  The goal and save of the week contests are more or less popularity contests, so this is just a fun exercise in who's bearing the brunt of these highlight reel plays.

Team Name             FI              GA              GF              SA              SF
Chicago Fire 14 4 0 3 0
New England Revolution 5 1 0 2 1
San Jose Earthquakes 5 0 1 3 0
Sporting Kansas City 4 2 0 0 0
Seattle Sounders 3 3 4 2 3
FC Dallas 3 0 1 2 0
Chivas USA 2 0 0 1 0
Columbus Crew 2 0 0 1 0
DC United 2 1 0 0 0
Portland Timbers 1 1 2 2 3
Vancouver Whitecaps 1 1 1 0 0
Los Angeles Galaxy 0 2 2 1 4
Real Salt Lake 0 1 1 0 1
Toronto FC 0 1 1 0 1
Colorado Rapids 0 0 0 0 0
Houston Dynamo 0 0 0 0 0
Philadelphia Union -1 0 1 0 0
New York Red Bulls -6 0 3 0 3

FI - Frustration Index, GA - Goals Against, GF - Goals For, SA - Saves Against, SF - Saves For


So it turns out that Seattle has the second highest number of goals and saves of the week against them with five total, but they've also managed to gain a few of them back and don't have such a bad score.  Chicago has actually been the team most likely to get screwed over by amazing feats of soccer, as they had zero weekly wonders for them versus a whopping seven against.  And New York has been the opposite of Chicago, not giving up anything but having six to their credit.  And Houston and Colorado apparently are pretty boring!

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