Although there were certainly problems in Sacramento Republic's loss to Portland Timbers 2 that ended its undefeated streak, the result may also have been a bit of an abnormality. By the numbers, Sacramento appears to be a far better team than Timbers 2.
Without further ado, here is Sacramento by the numbers for their first loss in 2016.
1 - Shots on Goal for Portland. Sacramento has still never allowed more than one shot on goal in a game this season.
2 - Shots by Sacramento that were cleared off the line by a defender.
3 - The difference between the number of cards (yellow and red combined) that Sacramento has received and how many their opponents been shown.
1.75 - The difference in fouls per game called on Sacramento compared to the opposition.
15.3 - Percent of Sacramento shots on goal (13) that they have scored on (2).
5 - Republic players who have recorded at least one shot on goal this season (Danny Barrera, Agustin Cazarez, Cameron Iwasa, Thommy Stewart, Tommy Thompson).
0 - Goals scored in the first half of any Sacramento game this season.
0 - Goals conceded in the first half of any Sacramento game this season.
21 - Consecutive games since Sacramento had a player sent off in any USL game. The last player to get sent off was Rodrigo Lopez on May 23rd against OKC.
60 - Percent of Sacramento losses since the start of the 2015 season that have come against MLS 2 sides (LA Galaxy II, Sounders 2, Timbers 2, and Real Monarchs)
24.2 - Percent of goals allowed by Sacramento that occur between 46' and 60' since the start of the 2015 season (8 of 33).
What do you think about this week's numbers? Have any numbers of your own to offer up? Sound off in the comments below.