By the Numbers: #NEvDC

New England earned their fifth straight victory with Saturday's 2-1 win. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduamaphotography.com)

New England earned their fifth straight victory with Saturday’s 2-1 win. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduamaphotography.com)

Saturday night’s match-up between the New England Revolution and D.C. United was lacking in chances in the first half, but opened up in the second half with Patrick Mullins’ and Diego Fagundez’s second half goals for the Revolution sandwiching Fabian Espindola’s strike for D.C. New England held on for a 2-1 victory to continue their impressive run of form.

Here are some of the key stats from Saturday’s game:

1 – New England was only caught offside once in the match. D.C. was caught offside four times, all four coming from Eddie Johnson, stifling a few potentially dangerous attacks.

1 – Johnson picked up his first ever MLS red card in the 82nd minute, handing the Revolution a man advantage to close out the match. It was also Johnson’s first card of the season.

2 – A.J. Soares led all players with two blocked shots. Substitute Steve Neumann also had a blocked shot, clearing a chance off the line in the 89th minute to preserve the Revolution’s lead.

2 – New England’s Kelyn Rowe and Diego Fagundez, and D.C.’s Davy Arnaud led the match with two successful dribbles each. Rowe shared the lead despite not entering the game till the 53rd minute.

3 –Fagundez’s goal was his third against D.C. United in his last four matches against the Revolution’s rival.

3 – New England’s Lee Nguyen and Patrick Mullins, and D.C.’s Cristian, led all players with three fouls suffered each.

4 – Fagundez and Mullins each scored their fourth goal of the season. Fagundez’s four goals have all come in the past three games, while Mullins’ goals have all come in the past four.

4 –Nguyen led all players with four chances created in the match.

4 – In his return from injury, Jose Goncalves led all players with four interceptions.

4 – Teal Bunbury led all players with four fouls committed.

5 – The Revolution’s win extended their winning streak to five games.

5 – Fagundez led all players in shots with five, two of which were on target.

5 – Andy Dorman led the match in total tackles with five.

7 – With the win, New England’s unbeaten streak extended to seven games.

10 – The Revolution won 10 corner kicks, compared to just one for D.C.

11 – Goncalves led all players with 11 clearances.

13 – New England committed 13 fouls, while D.C. committed 12.

15 – The Revolution outshot D.C. 15 to 12.

80 – D.C.’s Chris Korb led all players with 80 touches. Cristian was second with 68, while Andrew Farrell was third and led the Revolution with 65.

53% – D.C. United controlled 53% of the possession. It was the sixth straight match the Revolution had been out-possessed and ninth time in 12 matches this season. New England has lost just one of the matches in which they’ve been out-possessed, while losing two of the three games in which they’ve controlled possession. The Revolution have averaged 46.8% possession this season.

54% – Mullins had the lowest passing accuracy of any starting field player at 54%.

85% – Fagundez led all Revolution starters with 85% passing accuracy. D.C.’s Johnson (88%) and Collin Martin (86%) were the only starters in the match with better passing accuracy. Overall New England completed 74% of their passes and D.C. 78%.

433 – Fabian Espindola’s 73rd minute goal ended the Revolution’s home shutout streak to start the season at 433 minutes.

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About Sean Donahue

Sean Donahue has been covering the New England Revolution since 2002 for various publications. He has covered four MLS Cups, in addition to covering various international matches, including World Cup Qualifying and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He has done freelance work for the AP and ESPN Boston. Sean hosted Revolution Recap, a weekly radio program covering the New England Revolution and U.S. Men's National Team from 2005-2008. He is a member of the North American Soccer Reporters. Sean can be reached at nesoccertoday@gmail.com or followed on twitter @SeanLDonahue