By the Numbers: March 9 vs Salt Lake
With the Black-and-Red’s 2013 home opener win, the club has extended its home-undefeated streak to 19 games. This span is tied for fifth-best all-time in MLS, when incorporating home playoff wins and ties into the equation.
The Black-and-Red placed six of its 10 shots on frame (60%), compared to Real Salt Lake’s 22% rate of accuracy.
D.C. United was awarded seven corner kicks, its highest mark since the club’s 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sept. 29, 2012.
An incredibly physical match, Real Salt Lake committed 16 fouls on the Black-and-Red and four Salt Lake players were also shown yellow cards.
Hamid is sixth among League goalkeepers in saves percentage, with 75%. Last season, the 22-year-old netminder led all goalies in the category (77.9%).
Chris Pontius is tied with Chicago’s Patrick Nyarko with most fouls suffered (nine) in MLS 2013.
United forward Carlos Ruiz is one goal away, sitting at 88 strikes, from eclipsing Roy Lassiter as the ninth-highest scorer on the MLS all-time list. The Guatemalan international was robbed of the mark on Saturday when a point-blank shot was saved by Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando in stoppage time.
Ruiz is also third among active players in the category, with teammate Dwayne De Rosario leading the charge with 100 League goals.