By the numbers: D.C. United vs Montreal Impact
With first-place in the Eastern Conference on the line, D.C. United turned in one of its most complete performances of the season in a 3-0 win over Montreal. Here’s a look at some of the key statistics from Saturday night:
With first-place in the Eastern Conference on the line, D.C.United turned in one of its most complete performances of the season in a 3-0win over Montreal. Here’s a lookat some of the key statistics from Saturday night:
The number of D.C. players that tallied at least one shot onSaturday. Chris Pontius, MaiconSantos and Dwayne De Rosario led the charge with three shots each as Uniteddisplayed the full diversity of its attack. Robbie Russell’s goal also makes him the tenth player toscore for the Black-and-Red this season.
Over ninety minutes Saturday night, the Impact registered alone shot on goal. D.C.’s defensewas certainly compact, but the amount of time United held the ball wasparamount in limiting Montreal’s attack. The one time the visitors did threaten, Bill Hamid made a diving stop onSanna Nyassi’s 11th minute blast.
Percentage of duels won by D.C. United, as the Black-and-Redheld a 2-to-1 advantage in a category the club had lost out on each of the pasttwo weeks. The remarkable numbertops the previous season-best for United (57% vs TFC on 5/5).
The number of passes attempted by Lewis Neal during athirty-minute stretch in the center of United’s midfield. The English veteran completed 47 ofthose passes as D.C. kept the ball away from a desperate Montreal side late. Compare Neal’s output to that of hiscounterpart – Impact central mid Felipe Martins - who completed just 24 of 33passes in his 45 minutes on the field.