It wasn’t supposed to be this difficult, but the Revolution overcame an own goal and a missed penalty to secure a 2-1 comeback win over D.C. United on Saturday.
Here some stats, facts and goodies from Saturday’s match at Gillette Stadium.
-With the win, the Revolution increased their chances of making the postseason from 42.9 percent to 50.6 percent. (sportsclubstats.com/mls)
-Among Revolution starters, Saer Sene was the most consistent passer, thanks to an 88 percent success rate. Not far behind was Scott Caldwell (86 percent) and Chris Tierney (83 percent).
-A week after conceding 23 total shots to the Fire, the Revolution racked up 22 against D.C. on Saturday night.
-Diego Fagundez netted his 11th goal of the season, equaling Saer Sene’s team-leading total from 2012.
-D.C.’s most consistent passers were Dejan Jakovic (83 percent), Dwayne DeRosario (81 percent) and Perry Kitchen (80 percent). As a team, they managed to connect on only 68% of their passes, well below the league median of 77 percent.
-How much space did D.C. concede in the second half? Well, enough to allow the Revolution to collect 11 corner kicks in the final 45.
-For the second straight Revolution home game, two penalties were awarded to the same team inside one half.
-Some things never change: Dimitry Imbongo’s three fouls created led the Revolution in that department.
-The season-high 19,187 on hand for Saturday’s game edged out the 19,120 that showed up for the Revolution’s 5-0 win over the Galaxy on June 2.
-One manager’s reaction: “Well, it’s not exactly how you draw it up. For us, we needed to win a game where we didn’t start well and the game was kind of against us in terms of just the way the own goal and just their second balls. Their energy was really good so we had to battle that back.” – Jay Heaps
-Another manager’s reaction: “What do you want me to say? We had stretches (in the first half.) We had chances. We were going up against too much today. Take that for what it’s worth.” – Ben Olsen
Tweet of the night:
— Lee Nguyen (@LeeNguyen24) September 22, 2013