Goals. Sweet sweet goals. Things are suddenly looking up and the Republic's strong defense, coupled with Harry Williams's return, makes me believe that things will continue on this path. This week's quick rundown of the numbers shows the strength of the defense as well as the team's high potential.
382 - Minutes between Sacramento's 2nd and 3rd goal of the 2016 season.
46 - Minutes between Sacramento's 3rd and 4th goal of the 2016 season.
13 - Consecutive games Los Dos had scored before getting shutout on Saturday.
9 - Consecutive games Sacramento had failed to score in the first half before Emrah Klimenta's goal against LA Galaxy II
0.43 - Goals allowed per game by Sacramento this season. If this rate holds, it would be a USL record for best defense. The current record is 0.54 set by Rochester in 2015.
7 - Wins by the road team in 11 matches between Republic and Los Dos.
13 - Points out of a possible 15 that Sacramento has earned when playing away at Los Dos.
4 - Winning streak by Sacramento at Los Angeles
1 - Goals scored by the leading Republic player (Stewart, Iwasa, Klimenta and Williams)
100 - Percent of shots taken by Harry Williams (5) that have been on goal
2.2 - Ratio of shots on goal taken by Sacramento to shots on goal their opponent
4 - Points earned by the Republic out of a possible 15 in April.
6 - Points earned by the Republic out of a possible 6 in games not played in April
1 - Rank of Sacramento's defense (of 29) in goals allowed per game in the entire USL.
27 - Rank of Sacramento's offense (of 29) in goals scored per game the entire USL (ahead of Arizona and Montreal).
14 - Straight games Sacramento has not allowed more than one goal.
9 - Straight game Republic had not scored more than one goal before Saturday's match.
2 - Current Republic winless streak at home.
2 - Largest Republic winless streak at home all time in USL play.
10 - Points after the first seven matches this season for Sacramento.
10 - Points after the first seven matches in the 2014 USL Championship season for Sacramento.
Which numbers are you impressed with? Are there any numbers of interest you want to see in the coming weeks? Let us know in the comments!