Black & Gold by the numbers

A deeper look into the Crew's 2012 stats

Eddie Gaven and Federico Higuain

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2,990 minutes played: Iron Man Eddie Gaven was third among all players in MLS in minutes played behind Colorado's Drew Moor and Sporting Kansas City's Jimmy Nielsen. Gaven was first among all midfielders in the category, and the total was second-most in Crew history behind Sebastian Miranda's 3,044 minutes played in 2011.

124 saves: Goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum led all of MLS with 124 saves on the season in his first season as a regular starter between the pipes.

15 wins: Robert Warzycha set a new career high in wins in 2012, surpassing his previous high of 14 in 2010.

56 percent: Midseason acquisitions Federico Higauín and Jairo Arrieta combined for 56 percent of the Crew's 44 goals in 2012. Higuaín tallied five goals and seven assists in just 13 matches this season. After joining the team in July, Arrieta scored nine goals and chipped in four assists in 18 matches in 2012. Through the first 18 games of 2012, the Crew was averaging just one goal per game. In the second half of the season, the Black & Gold upped its average to 1.62 goals-per-game behind Higuaín and Arrieta in the final 16 matches to bring the season average to 1.29.

25 years, 257 days: Eddie Gaven became the youngest player to appear in 250 MLS matches in July. Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman held the previous mark at 29 years, 42 days.

8 shutouts: Andy Gruenebaum kept opponents scoreless in eight matches this season, matching Brad Friedel (1997) and William Hesmer (2009) for the fifth-highest mark in club history.

19,582 minutes: Chad Marshall has played more minutes in Black & Gold than anyone else in club history. Mike Clark held the previous record, playing 18.942 as for the Crew.

29 players saw MLS action for the Black & Gold in 2012.

15 players made their Crew debuts in MLS this season.

9 countries are represented on the Crew roster.