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March 22 Key Stats: DCU at TOR

United edges Toronto in passing and accuracy, but Toronto leads in the attack

Sean Franklin vs Toronto FC defoe - March 22, 2014

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PASSING:

D.C. United made 466 passes with an impressive 71% accuracy rate, as opposed to Toronto FC's 265 passes with a 61% accuracy rate. Central midfielder, Perry Kitchen, controlled the flow of United's attack, completing ten passes to Eddie Johnson and over 30 passes forward. See the full passing matrix.

SHOTS:

Since preseason, Ben Olsen has been pushing the team to take more shots in training. Tonight, United did not take enough. The Black-and-Red took a total of six shots, two on goal, three off-target, and one was blocked. Despite just one goal for Defoe, Toronto put Bill Hamid to the test. The Reds made a total of 14 shots, six on goal, seven off-target, and one blocked.

With more statistics and information available to coaches after each match, United will look to improve in areas they fell short. DCU takes the field again next Saturday at RFK (4:00 p.m. BUY TICKETS).