D.C. United picked up its first road win since September 10 of last year on Saturday night in New England. Here’s a look at just a few of the key statistics from the 2-1 triumph at Gillette Stadium.
D.C. United picked up its first road win since September 10of last year on Saturday night in New England. Here’s a look at just a few of the key statistics from the2-1 triumph at Gillette Stadium.
This was D.C.’s share of the possession through a first halfin which the Black-and-Red were dominant. Perhaps much of this was due to Shalrie Joseph’s absence, butregardless, United’s central midfield was impressive and set an early tone thatcarried through the rest of the match. D.C. ended up winning the overall possession battle as well (51.9% to48.1%).
If New England had a strength going into Saturday it was theRevs’ wide play, and 19 open field crosses provide evidence of thatquality. Though Joe Williscontinues to dominate his area, the amount of dangerous service is certainly aconcern. New England’s lone tallycame via Saer Sene’s uncontested cross that found a wide-open Jose Moreno.
The number of ‘duels won’ by United compared to just 34 forthe Revolution. Saturday was the first time all season that D.C. won more duelsthan their opposition. Though thisstatistic can be quite subjective, Ben Olsen was adamant prior to the match thatthe Black-and-Red had to win the 50-50 battles in what was sure to be arough-and-tumble affair.
The amount of combined shots from D.C. United’s top three ismore proof that, while Hamdi Salihi and Dwayne De Rosario have yet to score,the duo is inching closer every week. De Rosario found space for six shots and Salihi three, while MaiconSantos added five attempts on top of picking up his third goal of theseason.