Impact doubles its point total in four games
Another successful operation for the Impact this weekend. The team’s 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids confirms the collective ascension of Rémi Garde’s men, who won a fourth consecutive game, while every other team from fourth to 10th in the standings dropped points. Against a block that low, aligned in a 5-4-1 and clearly in place to limit the damage, the Bleu-blanc-noir held on to the ball like it rarely has before – 68.3% possession – and was precise in its passing – 684 attempted passes, for a 92% success rate. Was this the ideal matchup before a game in the Bronx against New York City FC? It doesn’t really matter, because at this moment, the Impact can look upwards. Here are your advanced stats.
Alejandro Silva: 1 shot, 64 successful passes, including 37 in the final third, for a 91% success rate, 2 chances created, 1 successful cross, 4 dribbles completed, 11 duels won, 5 tackles won, 1 interception, 1 clearance, 108 touches.
Chris Duvall: 89 successful passes, including 31 in the final third, for a 98% success rate, 3 chances created, 1 successful cross, 1 dribble completed, 3 duels won, 1 tackle won, 3 clearances, 1 aerial duel won, 117 touches.
Impact’s shots: 21 total shots, 6 from outside the box, 15 from inside, 7 on target, 4 headers, 4 shots from Saphir Taïder.
Saphir Taïder: 2 goals, 3 shots on target, 72 successful passes, including 42 in the final third, for a 92% success rate, 2 chances created, 1 successful cross, 3 dribbles completed, 5 duels won, 1 tackle won, 1 interception, 97 touches.