Revealed: The stat that makes 2015 a record year in MLS

We might only be a third of the way through the 2015 MLS season but it’s already been a record year because of these bizarre statistic.

There have been two games this season without a single save being made by either goalkeeper, with only a total of four matches in MLS history boasting that stat.

The two games this year saw contrasting results, which makes the statistic all the more shocking.

The 0-0 draw between FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders in March saw zero shots on target and therefore no saves, only the first time since 2009 that a game ended without a single save being made.

Sporting Kansas City and Houston Dynamo then played out what is probably the most entertaining game of the season in April in that 4-4 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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Staggeringly, that game saw just eight shots on target, with all of them ending up in the back of net.

Luis Marin and Tyler Deric failed to make a single save between them and that means 2015 has seen two games end without a save – the same number of games as in the 19 previous seasons.

This table below shows the four MLS games in history that have ended without a single save being made:


Match Result

Shots On Goal

May 18th 2005

Real Salt Lake 2-0 Chivas USA


April 4th 2009

LA Galaxy 2-3 Colorado Rapids


March 28th 2015

FC Dallas 0-0 Seattle Sounders


April 25th 2015

Houston Dynamo 4-4 Sporting Kansas City


Interestingly, there has never been a game without a save after the month of May and so the chances of another one of these bizarre games this season look slim.

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