Sacramento Republic's long July is finally over and it ended with a 0-0 draw against Rio Grande Valley Toros that saw the team return to early season defensive form. Unfortunately it also saw them return to early season offensive form as well.
Here are this week's numbers.
8 - Consecutive games before the draw against Rio Grande Valley that Republic had failed to record a shutout.
7 - Games this season that the Republic has recorded a shutout
6 - Games this season that the Republic has been shutout
7 - Games in a row that Republic have given up a second half goal this season
44- Yellow cards received by the Republic this season.
16 - Republic have received 16 more yellow cards than their opponents this season.
3 - Red cards received by Republic this season
0 - Red cards received by Republic opponents this season
Goals, Goals, Goals
70.8 - Percent of goals by Republic that have come from an assist this season
1.43 - Ratio of shots on goal taken by Republic compared to shots on goal allowed
1.20 - Ratio of goals scored by Republic compared to goals allowed
5 - Additional goals that Republic would have scored this season if they converted the same percent of shots on goal as their opponents.
19 - Second half goals scored by Republic this season
2 - Second half goals allowed by Republic's next opponent, Oklahoma City Energy, this season
0.45 - Average number of goals scored in the first half of Republic games this season
1.75 - Average number of goals scored in the second half of Republic games this season
79.5 - Percent of goals scored in Republic games that occur in the second half
12 - Times this season that a Republic game has been 0-0 at halftime out of 20 games.
With July behind us, and the long road trip finally nearly at an end, will Sacramento get back on track or will the long slide continue? Let us know what you think in the comments below.