Despite re-claiming the Atlantic Cup for the first time since 2009, Wednesday’s 2-2 draw against New York felt more a bit more like defeat than victory for many of D.C. United’s players. Below we take a look at some key statistics from the midweek clash.
Despite re-claiming the Atlantic Cup for the first timesince 2009, Wednesday’s 2-2 draw against New York felt more a bit more likedefeat than victory for many of D.C. United’s players. Below we take a look at some keystatistics from the midweek clash.
Attempts on goal in the first half for D.C. United, comparedto just four for the New York Red Bulls. The visitors may have owned possession over the first 45 minutes (NewYork held a 54.6% to 45.4% advantage) but they were far from the more effectiveside. D.C. was most dangerous overa quarter hour stretch – from the 21st minute through the 36th – when theBlack-and-Red reigned down five shots on Bill Gaudette’s goal.
Total shots for Dwayne De Rosario. The reigning MVP has been increasingly active in recentweeks, tallying 17 shots over his last three starts. That’s a real positive for D.C., as the club’s 34-year-oldcaptain is showing no signs of slowing down. DeRo has two goals and two assists over his last two starts,his best back-to-back performances since notching two goals and three assistsagainst Houston (4/28) and San Jose (5/2). Oh, and he became just the seventh MLS player ever to score 100 career goals.
Total number of shots from Thierry Henry. Though the Frenchman certainly made hismark on the game (he assisted Joel Lindpere’s opener and nearly set up DaxMcCarty later in the first half) Henry failed to get close enough to goal totest Bill Hamid. His best chancemay have come in the first 15 minutes, when Perry Kitchen expertly stripped apoised-to-shoot Henry of a ball atop the D.C. penalty area.
Passing accuracy percentage for D.C. defender DejanJakovic. The Canadianinternational completed 29 of his 35 passes while turning in another solidperformance alongside Brandon McDonald in central defense. Jakovic’s anticipation and solid positioningwere also a big factor in Thierry Henry’s quiet night.