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Advanced stats: crossing the Texas desert

Impact still winless after eight games in Houston

The Impact suffered the same fate it had cast upon San Jose Earthquakes the week before: with Montreal up 1-0 in the first half, the Houston Dynamo tied the game barely two minutes after the visitors opened the scoring, eventually finding the winning goal near the end of the game. It wasn’t the narrative Rémi Garde’s men hoped for or discussed at training during the week, managing just one shot on target at BBVA Compass Stadium, despite having most of possession and completing more passes than the hosts.

Like Rémi Garde said: “We need to keep things in perspective. I’m with my players, I’m behind them, I believe in the work we’re doing.” In a game with hot and humid weather and a much slower than usual rhythm, the Impact paid the price for its mistakes, but it’s no reason to panic. Here are your advanced stats.

Víctor Cabrera: 1 shot, 46 successful passes, including 3 in the final third, for a 92% success rate, 5 duels won, 4 tackles won, 3 interceptions, 9 clearances, 69 touches.

Bacary Sagna: 52 successful passes, including 19 in the final third, for an 81% success rate, 1 chanced created, 1 dribble completed, 10 duels won, 1 interception, 8 aerial duels won, 3 clearances, 83 touches.

Samuel Piette: 63 successful passes, including 9 in the final third, for a 93% success rate, 1 chance created, 4 duels won, 2 interceptions, 2 aerial duels won, 75 touches.

Saphir Taïder: 1 goal, 1 shot on target, 47 successful passes, including 22 in the final third, for a 92% success rate, 1 successful cross, 4 duels won, 1 interception, 1 aerial duel won, 2 clearances, 66 touches.