(This was written before the latest FC Dallas game so the statistic may be a bit off. Stupid scheduling things to post before you leave on vacation!)
Sure, the Colorado Rapids haven't played all that well at points this season. We've been calling for quite a bit of bad luck in the mix as well, and considering some of the games we've seen -- both games against Vancouver immediately come to mind -- it makes sense that a bit of bad luck has come into play en route to the Rapids current losing record.
Well, OPTA has provided us with a stat that might help that case out a bit. Turns out that you aren't imagining things if you seem to recall the ball hitting the post more than it really should be for the Rapids -- they happen to lead the league in that statistic.
Fun with stats indeed! That's not a very fun number. Again, if the Rapids can pick up on their luck and their shot conversion rate, the offense alone should be able to carry this team a ways farther than it has looked like it could in the past month or so.