By the numbers: D.C. United at Columbus Crew

A look at some key statistics from United's defeat in Columbus

Despite statistical domination, D.C. United suffered a second straight road setback in Columbus on Saturday.  Here’s a look at a few of the key numbers from the 1-0 loss at Crew Stadium:

436

Total passes by the Black-and-Red, compared to just 232 for Columbus.  In fact, United attempted more passes in the second half (235) than the Crew did all match.  After a quiet start Lewis Neal and Perry Kitchen helped D.C. grab a hold of the ball and control of the match. 

64.4%

Despite statistical domination, D.C. United suffered asecond straight road setback in Columbus on Saturday.  Here’s a look at a few of the key numbers from the 1-0 lossat Crew Stadium:

436

Total passes by the Black-and-Red, compared to just 232 forColumbus.  In fact, Unitedattempted more passes in the second half (235) than the Crew did allmatch.  After a quiet start LewisNeal and Perry Kitchen helped D.C. grab a hold of the ball and control of thematch. 

64.4%

United’s share of possession through ninety minutes.  The Black-and-Red dominated the ball inthe first half, but really turned it up after Chris Birchall’s goal had givenColumbus the lead.  In the secondhalf, D.C. held 67.2% of possession as they pressed forward in hopes of tyingthe score. 

16

Open Play Crosses for the Crew, in the lone category whereColumbus held a noticeable advantage. Much of the credit for this goes to Crew midfielder Dilly Duka, who wasa threat much of the evening from the hosts’ left side. 

9

Of the Black-and-Red’s ten starting field players attempteda shot at some point Saturday night, as D.C. saw the return of some diversityto its attack.  Only Dejan Jakovic –playing in central defense – didn’t produce a shot, and Long Tan contributedthree in an active 18-minute performance off the bench.

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