Three more points in the bank, the first three on the road, and not in just any stadium. The CenturyLink Field is somewhat of a fortress for the Seattle Sounders FC, who only lost there once last year – against Toronto FC. Yes, our former USL rival had to defend a man short for about 50 minutes in this game, but, as we already know, it can be difficult to break down a team who feels like it experienced some form of injustice…not that Kevin Leerdam’s red card was unfair, far from it. But all in all, the Impact was able to elevate its game a notch higher when it needed to and, most importantly, to remain solid in its defensive third. Here are your advanced stats.
Víctor Cabrera: 64 successful passes, including 6 in the final third, for an 86.5% success rate, 6 tackles won, 9 interceptions, 12 duels won, 8 recoveries, 13 clearances, 107 touches.
Nacho Piatti: 1 shot on target, 1 assist, 23 successful passes, including 7 in the final third, for an 82% success rate, 1 chance created, 6 dribbles completed, 4 fouls suffered, 10 duels won, 4 recoveries, 51 touches.
Passes during the game: 522 total, 214 successful out of 239 in the defensive half, 84 successful out of 118 in the final third, 4 chances created, 52.6% possession.
Jeisson Vargas: 1 goal, 4 shots on target, 12 successful passes, 3 of those in the final third, for a 67% success rate, 1 dribble completed, 1 duel won, 4 recoveries, 33 touches.