June 6, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Toronto FC II vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds preview (from torontofc.ca)
By the numbers breakdown: Toronto FC II vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds June 6, 2017 3:48PM EDT Adam Krueger Here is a quick statistical breakdown of the positional matchups in this Saturday’s game between Toronto FC II and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Goalkeepers: Mark Pais (TOR): Pais has now made three consecutive starts for the Reds since returning from the first team. Pais has stopped 14 of the 21 shots he has faced this season. The ‘keeper has recorded two clean sheets. Pais has sent long balls forward at a 34.4% completion rate. Trey Mitchell (PGH): Mitchell has recorded four clean sheets in his ten starts for the Hounds. The ‘keeper has stopped 26 of the 34 shots he has faced. The keeper has sent long balls forward at a 24.2% completion rating. Defenders: Oyvind Alseth (TOR): Alseth has been a regular for Jason Bent’s side this season appearing in 11 matches and logging 935 minutes. The Norwegian has made a team-high 511 passes and completed them at a 75.1% clip. He has made 81.9% of passes in his own half and has created six chances going forward. Taylor Washington (PGH): Washington has started every game for the Hounds this season. He has made 431 passes at a 74.5% clip. The defender has made 28 clearances while completing 79.7% of passes in his own end. Midfielders: Luis Pereria (TOR): Pereira has made just three starts for the Reds this season but has looked strong in the midfield during his 238 minutes. He has made 51.4 passes per 90 minutes and has taken four shots, three of which were on target, two cleared off the line by defenders. Kevin Kerr (PGH): Kerr has played every minute for the Riverhounds this season. He has made 496 passes at a 73.6% clip. He has created a team-high 23 chances and scored one goal on 17 shots. Forwards: Ryan Telfer (TOR): The winger has been a regular in the lineup for the Reds this season playing in 11 matches. Telfer has created 10 chances on 215 passes so far and scored the first goal of the season for the Reds. He has sent seven shots towards the net, with three registering on target. Corey Hertzog (PGH): Hertzog has scored six goals in 12 games this season. The forward has sent 41 shots towards goal, with 20 landing on target. He has also created a team-high 23 chances. Let us know who you think has the edge at each position in the comments below. You can see who wins the battle on the field this Saturday at 7:30. Tickets are available here. Alex Bono will be meeting and greeting fans before kickoff. Use promo code "YOUNGREDS" for discounted tickets.
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