The Revolution failed to make their postseason push any easier after they settled for a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.
With Saturday’s game in the books, let’s take a look at some of the stats, facts and assorted potpourri surrounding the game.
-Following Saturday’s draw, the odds of the Revolution making the postseason fell from 40.3 percent to 28.6 percent. And although three points still separate the Revolution and Dynamo, the Orange actually have a 90.6 percent chance at reaching the postseason. (sportsclubstats.com)
- On a night in which the passing left much to be desired, the Revolution’s most accurate passers were Scott Caldwell (81 percent), Diego Fagundez (81 percent) and Andrew Farrell (81 percent). As a team, the Revolution only completed 74.7 percent of their passes.
-By comparison, the Dynamos best passers on Saturday were Warren Creavalle (85 percent), Boniek Garcia (79 percent) and Ricardo Clark (79 percent). On the whole, the Dynamo only completed 70.3 percent of their passes.
-Kelyn Rowe had a particularly quiet night. None of his four shots fell on frame, and his 59 percent passing percentage put him at the bottom of the Revolution’s passing accuracy scale.
-While Jay Heaps was quick to praise the Dynamo gameplan, there is something to be said about a striker killing a club’s rhythm by repeatedly finding himself offside. Exhibit A: Dimitry Imbongo, who did his best to provide solid hold-up play, but forced the AR to raise his flag a game-high four times, despite only playing 62 minutes.
-Another thing that didn’t help the Revolution offense? Losing possession. Saer Sene was dispossessed a game-high six times, while Imbongo and Rowe gave it away four times each. No one on the Dynamo was dispossessed more than twice.
-With the Dynamo all too happy to go vertical, Scott Caldwell collected only 29 touches on Saturday.
-How much admiration does Jay Heaps have for the Dynamo? Check out this post-game quote: “Think about their team. Think about how long they’ve been together. Think about the players in that group. Brad Davis has been in how many MLS Cups? You see how many he’s won. They’re just established in that regard. I think you could go back and look at the Revs in 2005, 2006, 2007 and put a very similar type of feel out there. It takes winning in MLS, and doing well in the MLS to get that spirit and that kind of resolve. We are working at it. We’re close. We’re a team that emulates a team like Houston that can go on the road and go down a goal and then fight for a scrappy goal and get back in it. When we have our chances we want to be lethal and we weren’t. They took advantage of that.”
-Tweet of the game:
— HoustonDynamo (@HoustonDynamo) September 29, 2013