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September 15, 2009 at 3:39 PM

A factoid about the MLS postseason you might find interesting

As Chelsea and Porto are on TV in the background. I find it rewarding to know that I talked to a couple of guys on that Chelsea side just a couple of months ago.

In the league’s 13 seasons to date, only twice has a club with 40 or more points missed the cut (41 by Miami in 2000 and 45 by Kansas City in 2005).
A minimum of 39 points was required to reach the postseason over the last four seasons, with a maximum of 45 needed by Los Angeles in 2005. In 2008, New York earned the eighth and final slot with 39 points, and the Red Bulls went on to reach the MLS Cup Final.

And a few other bits of info:
-Peter Vagenas now has 27 career assists, ranking him 31st among active players. Now in his 10th season, he is six games away from his 200th career appearance.
-James Riley’s assist Saturday was his fourth of the season, establishing a new career high for him.
-Kasey Keller is now unbeaten in nine (CHECK THAT, 11 — thanks for the further research by Steve Clare) career starts at RFK. In nine starts for the U.S. National Team in Washington, D.C., Keller was unbeaten (5-0-2) while yielding only one goal.

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