Update: Which Chivas USA Player Scores the Most Goals Per Game?

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Damn, it's good to be the king (of the goals per game statistics for the team) (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

For a few months, I have been keeping track of the points per start every defender has been earning for Chivas USA this season. I also posted an article back in July figuring out the scoring output per game for each Goat, and I figured it was time to update those figures to reflect the games played, as well as the personnel shifts, in the interim. Who is the most efficient performer to this point in the season? Let's jump right in.

Here's the team's record and goals scored number to this point in the season: 31 games, 35 points; Record: 8-12-11; Goals scored: 39, Assists: 41; Team goals per game rate: 1.26

The players with the best goals per game rate, in descending order, after the jump:

Juan Pablo Angel: 6 games played (6 started). Goals: 6, Assists: 0. Goals per game: 1. Involved in 15% of Chivas goals.

Jimmy Conrad: 2 games played (2 started). Goals: 1, Assists: 0. Goals per game: 0.5. Involved in 2.5% of Chivas goals.

Justin Braun: 28 games played (21 started). Goals: 8, Assists: 5. Goals per game: 0.29. Involved in 33% of Chivas goals.

Nick LaBrocca: 31 games played (31 started). Goals: 8, Assists: 6. Goals per game: 0.26. Involved in 36% of Chivas goals.

Alejandro Moreno: 21 games played (19 started). Goals: 5, Assists: 2. Goals per game: 0.24. Involved in 18% of Chivas goals.

Marcos Mondaini: 21 games played (18 started). Goals: 3, Assists: 1. Goals per game: 0.14. Involved in 10% of Chivas goals.

Laurent Courtois: 9 games played (2 started). Goals: 1, Assists: 0. Goals per game: 0.11. Involved in 2.5% of Chivas goals.

Andrew Boyens: 9 games played (8 started). Goals: 1, Assists: 0. Goals per game: 0.11. Involved in 2.5% of Chivas goals.

Mariano Trujillo: 11 games played (0 started). Goals: 1, Assists: 1. Goals per game: 0.09. Involved in 5% of Chivas goals.

Ben Zemanski: 26 games played (21 started). Goals: 2, Assists: 4. Goals per game: 0.08. Involved in 15% of Chivas goals.

Michael Umana: 21 games played (20 started). Goals 1, Assists: 1. Goals per game: 0.05. Involved in 5% of Chivas goals.

Michael Lahoud: 21 games played (16 started). Goals: 1, Assists: 2. Goals per game: 0.05. Involved in 8% of Chivas goals.

Jorge Flores: 25 games played (24 started). Goals: 1, Assists: 1. Goals per game: 0.04. Involved in 5% of Chivas goals.

Ante Jazic: 25 games played (25 started). Goals: 0, Assists: 7. Goals per game: 0. Involved in 18% of Chivas goals.

Heath Pearce: 28 games played (28 started). Goals: 0, Assists: 3. Goals per game: 0. Involved in 8% of Chivas goals.

Simon Elliott: 23 games played (20 started). Goals: 0, Assists: 2. Goals per game: 0. Involved in 5% of Chivas goals.

Blair Gavin: 16 games played (10 started). Goals: 0, Assists: 2. Goals per game: 0. Involved in 5% of Chivas goals.

Francisco Mendoza: 12 games played (2 started). Goals: 0, Assists: 2. Goals per game: 0. Involved in 5% of Chivas goals.

Gerson Mayen: 4 games played (1 started). Goals: 0, Assists: 1. Goals per game: 0. Involved in 2.5% of Chivas goals.

Paulo Nagamura: 11 games played (6 started). Goals: 0, Assists: 1. Goals per game: 0. Involved in 2.5% of Chivas goals.

Since there are only a few games left in the season, I'll wait until the season's ended to provide some analysis based on these numbers. Obviously, Juan Pablo Angel has far and away the best goal per game rate at the moment, although he's played a fraction of the games compared with most of his teammates. Still, a goal per game, even over 6 matches, is pretty impressive. And Nick LaBrocca has surpassed Justin Braun as the player responsible for the most goals on the team, although Braun is not far behind. And Ante Jazic continues to lead the team in assists, which is a surprise certainly nobody would have anticipated at the start of the year.

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