Last Saturday we were treated to the a second straight 1-0 loss from the Republic. The lack of offense seems to be getting old, but is everything really as dark as it seems? This week in By the Numbers, I dive into the scoring problem a bit more.
1 - Sacramento Republic's rank (out of 29) in goals per game allowed (0.40), currently tied with New York Red Bulls II.
29 - Sacramento Republic's rank (out of 29) in goals scored per game (0.40).
276 - Minutes since the Republic have scored a goal.
12 - The difference between how many shots on goal the Reublic has recorded and how many it has allowed from opponents this season.
11.8 - Percent of shots on goal that have resulted in a Republic goal.
40.0 - Percent of shots on goal that have resulted in the Republic conceding a goal.
6.8 - Number of goals that Sacramento would have on the season if they converted shots on goal at the same rate as their opponents.
0.6 - Number of goals that Sacramento would have allowed on the season if their opponents converted shots on goal at the same rate as them.
5 - The highest number of shots on goal by any Republic player (Cameron Iwasa) through five games.
6 - Number of Sacramento Republic players who have played every minute of every game this season (James Kiffe, Derek Foran, Chris Christian, Danny Barrera, JJ Koval, and Dominik Jakubek).
30 - Minutes per shot on goal for Harry Williams, the lowest on the team.
While Sacramento is struggling, you may be able to make the argument that they will regress to the mean soon. A team with 57 shots (17 on goal) that has only allowed five shots on goal is one that you would predict to have at least ten points. If the Republic get back to finishing their chances at least at the average USL rate, they will likely get back on track fast.
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