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Opta Spotlight: Why Rivero is the key to Pareja's 4-3-3

Why Martin Rivero is key to the Rapids' 4-3-3 formation
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OPTA spotlight: COL
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Opta Spotlight: Martin Rivero

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Over the next three weeks, MLSsoccer.com will take a look back at the 2012 season that was for all 19 clubs in Major League Soccer, starting with Toronto FC and ending with the Supporters' Shield-winning San Jose Earthquakes. You can find the schedule and comprehensive reviews for each team here.

2012 record: 11-19-4 (37 points); 44 GF / 50 GA (-6 GD)

2012 Colorado Rapids statistics

Central Winger: Forward thinking defined MLS in 2012

Biggest change in MLS in 2012? A push for more attacking
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RBNY - Central Winger

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With the 2012 MLS season now behind us, the LA Galaxy's fourth MLS Cup firmly written in the record books, and another year of Opta Chalkboard data tabulated and distributed via MLSsoccer.com, we have our first chance to take a look at the past two MLS seasons and do some serious compare and contrast dirty work.

By looking at average positions of more than 300 MLS players, we can get a small glimpse into the progress that our league is making.

Here are the average player locations for the 2011 MLS regular season:

Opta Spotlight: Can Di Vaio rediscover his deadly touch?

Can Di Vaio rediscover deadly touch?
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Opta Spotlight: Di Vaio looks back

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Over the next three weeks, MLSsoccer.com will take a look back at the 2012 season that was for all 19 clubs in Major League Soccer, starting with Toronto FC and ending with the Supporters' Shield-winning San Jose Earthquakes. You can find the schedule and comprehensive reviews for each team here.

2012 record: 12-16-6 (42 points); 45 GF / 51 GA (-6 GD)

2012 Montreal Impact statistics

Opta Spotlight: If injuries abate, Dallas could be explosive

Could FCD attack explode in '13?
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Opta Spotlight, FC Dallas

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Over the next three weeks, MLSsoccer.com will take a look back at the 2012 season that was for all 19 clubs in Major League Soccer, starting with Toronto FC and ending with the Supporters' Shield-winning San Jose Earthquakes. You can find the schedule and comprehensive reviews for each team here.

2012 record: 9-13-12 (39 points); 42 GF / 47 GA (-5 GD)

2012 FC Dallas statistics

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Depuis la semaine dernière, les journalistes de MLSsoccer.com dressent le bilan de la saison écoulée club par club : entrevues, analyses, perspectives pour 2013 etc. Voici un bref résumé de ce qui a déjà été écrit.

Opta Spotlight: Union must develop itchy trigger finger

Union struggled to create chances in 2012, what's the answer?
Filling The Void
Opta Spotlight
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Opta Spotlight: Adu and Farfan

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Over the next three weeks, MLSsoccer.com will take a look back at the 2012 season that was for all 19 clubs in Major League Soccer, starting with Toronto FC and ending with the Supporters' Shield-winning San Jose Earthquakes. You can find the schedule and comprehensive reviews for each team here.

2012 record: 10-18-6 (36 points); 37 GF / 45 GA (-8 GD)

2012 Philadelphia Union statistics

Opta Spotlight: Right flank a problem spot for New England

Right flank a problem spot for NE
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Opta Spotlight: NE Revs, Alston

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Over the next three weeks, MLSsoccer.com will take a look back at the 2012 season that was for all 19 clubs in Major League Soccer, starting with Toronto FC and ending with the Supporters' Shield-winning San Jose Earthquakes. You can find the schedule and comprehensive reviews for each team here.

2012 record: 9-17-8 (35 points); 39 GF / 44 GA (-5 GD)

2012 New England Revolution statistics

Opta Spotlight: Were Timbers worse in '12 or just unlucky?

Timbers worse in '12 or just unlucky?
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Opta Spotlight: Portland Timbers, Horst

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Over the next three weeks, MLSsoccer.com will take a look back at the 2012 season that was for all 19 clubs in Major League Soccer, starting with Toronto FC and ending with the Supporters' Shield-winning San Jose Earthquakes. You can find the schedule and comprehensive reviews for each team here.

2012 record: 8-16-10 (34 points); 34 GF / 56 GA (-22 GD)

2012 Portland Timbers statistics

Opta Spotlight: Numbers aren't kind to Chivas USA

Numbers aren't kind to Chivas USA
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Opta Spotlight: Agudelo

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Over the next three weeks, MLSsoccer.com will take a look back at the 2012 season that was for all 19 clubs in Major League Soccer, starting with Toronto FC and ending with the Supporters' Shield-winning San Jose Earthquakes. You can find the schedule and comprehensive reviews for each team here.

2012 record: 7-18-9 (30 points); 24 GF / 58 GA (-34 GD)

2012 Chivas USA statistics

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