Sacramento left another week feeling like they gained less points then they should have, after a late goal gave the Switchbacks a win. Despite always being in the match, the late game has been cruel to Sacramento recently, but just how cruel?
3 - Consecutive games that Sacramento has given up a goal at 80' or later.
15 - Second half goals allowed by Sacramento this season
4 - Goals allowed by Sacramento at 80' or later
0.33 - Points gained per game by Sacramento when they allow a goal at 80' or later
9 - Goals allowed by Sacramento at 70' or later
1.33 - Points gained per game by Sacramento when they allow a goal at 70' or later
50 - Percent of total goals allowed by Sacramento at 70' or later this USL season
1 - Points gained against Colorado Springs for Sacramento in three all-time matchups
7 - Points gained by Sacramento against the next opponent, Vancouver Whitecaps 2, in three all-time matchups.
100 - Percent of losses by Sacramento that have been by one goal.
54.5 - Win percentage for Sacramento in games that have been decided by one goal.
16 - Number of the 18 games Sacramento has played this year that have either drawn or been decided by one goal.
30 - Consecutive league games that Sacramento has gone without losing by multiple goals.
0 - Games won by Sacramento when Emrah Klimenta does not start.
44.4 - Percent of total 2016 goals allowed by Sacramento that were scored in games that Klimenta did not start.
As the Republic continue to search for a way to adjust without Klimenta, it is not time to panic. Sacramento has never lost by multiple goals, and even the disappointing games are one play from being a better result. When Sacramento looks outclassed, they still are right there in the game, which gives hope. No one knows where that one piece will come from, but it is out there. If that one piece can help in the tight game, or even the final 20 minutes of matches, Sacramento should continue to move forward and has the ability to make a playoff run yet again.