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Match Impact Rating

Designated Player Watch: The Statistical Impact Of MLS DPs In 2012

MLS now has 31 Designated Players, 27 of whom have played in at least one match in the 2012 season. The stats suggest the Designated Player is worth it on average for MLS teams.

MLS Match Impact Rating Top 10, July 27: Landon Donovan Closes In On Thierry Henry

In the updated Match Impact Rating standings, Thierry Henry remained No. 1 while Landon Donovan is now No. 2. David Beckham and Robbie Keane are also in the Top 15.

Landon Donovan Leads Galaxy In Match Impact, Keane Close Behind

The LA Galaxy had a great team victory last night. As is our custom at LAG Confidential, this morning we are going to look at who were the key contributors on offense, using a metric called match impact rating. It's no surprise that Landon Donovan st

MLS Match Impact Rating Top 10, July 18: Thierry Henry Holds Off Chris Wondolowski

Chris Wondolowski moved up to No. 2 in the latest MLS Match Impact Rating standings. Thierry Henry remains in first but his lead continues to shrink. Wondolowski and all three Galaxy Designated Players turned in Top 5 MIR performances during week.

Match Impact Rating Real Talk: Robbie Keane Leads As DPs Shine Bright

Debates about the defensive performance aside, the Galaxy played really well on Saturday. They were pushing numbers forward, and had a relentless attack going which resulted in four goals in the span of fifteen minutes.

Introducing The Offensive Match Impact Rating

How do you track which soccer player is the best? MLS uses the Castrol Index but a new statistic called the Match Impact Rating aims to tell you which players are having the best offensive impact on their teams.