On the back of a brace from Philadelphia’s Chris Pontius, Crew SC fell to the Union, 2-1, Saturday night. The Black & Gold had their moments and several opportunities to at least come away with a draw. With that being said, here is a closer look at some of the most notable stats.
Forward Kei Kamara's 87th-minute goal was his first of the 2016 Major League Soccer regular season as well as the 75th of his MLS career. Kamara is only the second active player to have hit that milestone, joining San Jose's Chris Wondolowski (110). Kamara is now tied with Kenny Cooper for 18th all-time in Major League Soccer goal-scoring history.
By providing the assist on Kamara's goal, midfielder Mohammed Saeid has now record a helper in each of his last two regular-season appearances for Crew SC, dating back to Decision Day on October 25, 2015 when he notched an assist against D.C. United.
Crew SC held onto 59.2% of the possession during the 90 minutes, as well as whipping in 28 crosses and completing 79% of its passes. Philadelphia had to work hard to keep out the Black & Gold, as the visiting side racked up 26 clearances.
Columbus has notched exactly 19 shots in each of its first two matches in 2016, hitting at least that total in consecutive matches for the first time since August 31 and September 4, 2013 when the club reached 24 shots versus Seattle and 20 against Houston.