By the Numbers - September 22

Sebastian Miranda is the only Crew player to have appeared in every match this season

Sebastian Miranda

Photo Credit: 
Jamie Sabau - Getty Images

1
The Crew (11-10-8, 41 pts.) is still in first place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of Sporting KC (10-9-10, 40 pts.) and two ahead of Philadelphia (9-7-12, 39 pts.). Sporting KC and Philadelphia square off on Friday, Sept. 23, while the Crew travels to Kansas City on Wednesday, Sept. 28
 
35
The Galaxy and the Crew have met 35 times. The Black & Gold leads the series with a record of 15-12-8
 
3000
The match between the Crew and the Union last Saturday, Sept. 17, was Major League Soccer’s 3000th match played since the League’s inception. MLS’ inaugural match was on April 6, 1996 between San Jose and D.C. United
 
0.76
The Galaxy leads the league in goals against average this season. They have employed four goalkeepers, including forward Mike Magee who was forced to play in goal for 45 minutes after starting keeper Donovan Ricketts went down with an injury and backup goalie Josh Saunders received a red card at San Jose on June 25
 
11
Andres Mendoza scored his 10th and 11th goal against Houston on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and is now tied for third with D.C.’s Charlie Davies in the MLS Golden Boot race. The two forwards are just one goal behind LA’s Landon Donovan and New York’s Thierry Henry who share the lead with 12 goals on the season
 
2594
Sebastian Miranda is the only Crew player to have appeared in every match this season. He also leads the team in minutes played with 2594
 
75
Goalkeeper William Hesmer recorded 75 saves through 27 games played. That is only 9 less than what he recorded through 30 games
 
11 - redux
The Crew has scored the bulk of its 35 goals (11) between the 46th and 60th minute and between the 76th and 90th minute. The Black & Gold has scored the least amount of goals (2) between the 16th and 45th minute
 
134
Jeff Cunningham’s record breaking goal came in the 59th minute of the match at Seattle on August 27. He now leads Jaime Moreno by one goal with 134