Impact struggles early and suffers the consequences
Saturday, against the Philadelphia Union, the encouraging signs the Impact had demonstrated in its last few games were harder to find. Turnovers and technical lapses in its defensive third during the game’s first 10 minutes shook the team’s confidence and allowed the visitors to settle in, wreaking havoc on the Bleu-blanc-noir’s collective game. Fatigue stemming from a busy schedule with three games in eight days certainly didn’t help Rémi Garde’s men. Not all is lost, because the players know that this performance wasn’t enough at home and offered their apologies to the supporters after the contest. Here are your advanced stats.
6 shots, including 5 from outside the box, 83 successful passes, including 29 in the final third, for an 88% success rate, 2 chances created, 4 successful crosses, 4 duels won, 3 tackles won, 8 recoveries, 116 touches.
2 red cards in 10 minutes
Impact with a man down this season: in 3 games, 1 goal scored, 9 goals conceded, 3 losses
Impact with the man advantage this season: in 2 games, 1 goal scored, 1 win and 1 loss
Impact scoring chances
12 shots, 4 on target, 6 shots from outside the box, 14 goals from 112 shots for a 12.5% conversion rate this season.
5 saves, 1 catch, 1 successful sweep, 13 successful passes for an 81% success rate