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By The Numbers: Sporting KC at New England Revolution - Sept. 3, 2014

Sporting Kansas City seeks a return to winning ways as they face the New England Revolution on Wednesday at Gillette Stadium (6:30 p.m. CT, KMCI, SKCTV, 1510 AM). The midweek encounter is the first stop on Sporting KC's two game East Coast road trip and will feature three U.S. internationals in Matt Besler, Graham Zusi and New England's freshly minted Designated Player Jermaine Jones.

Peter Vermes' men have won five of their last six on the road, and the club's history in Foxboro, Mass. is favorable. Sporting KC's eight regular season wins at Gillette Stadium (8-4-6 all-time) are the second most at any road venue in team history. Here's a closer look at the matchup in our By The Numbers preview:

A few notable stats (MLS regular season)

  • New England has conceded the fewest goals at home (10), while Sporting KC has conceded the fewest goals on the road (13).
  • New England ranks first with 163 corner kicks, while Sporting KC ranks second with 148.
  • Sporting KC ranks first with seven road wins and a .583 road winning percentage (7-5-0).
  • Sporting KC ranks first in average possession per road game (53.7 percent).
  • Aurelien Collin ranks third with 96 headed clearances.
  • New England is tied for third with six clean sheets at home, while Bobby Shuttleworth is tied for second with seven total shutouts.
  • New England ranks second in shooting accuracy (51.2 percent).
  • Graham Zusi ranks seventh with 57 chances created, while Lee Nguyen ranks 10th with 50.

Head-to-head (MLS regular season)

Overall: 23-14-11

  • Home games: 12-6-5 (35 GF, 23 GA)
  • Away games: 11-8-6 (39 GF, 33 GA)

Team leaders (MLS regular season)

Sporting KC Statistic NE Revolution
Dom Dwyer 17 GOALS Lee Nguyen 10
Benny Feilhaber 6 ASSISTS four players tied 4
Dom Dwyer 87
Dom Dwyer 37
SHOTS
(ON GOAL)
Diego Fagundez 61
Teal Bunbury 24
Dom Dwyer 53
Benny Feilhaber 63
FOULS
(SUFFERED)
Lee Nguyen 39
Lee Nguyen 56
Eric Kronberg 38 SAVES Bobby Shuttleworth 70
Eric Kronberg 0.88 GAA Bobby Shuttleworth

Team stats (MLS regular season)

  Sporting KC NE Revolution
Goals Scored (Conceded) 37 (29) 34 (36)
Shots (on goal) 365 (130) 350 (128)
 Chances Created 256 263
Crosses/Corners 498 416
Fouls Committed (Suffered) 385 (387) 330 (318)
Duels Success 48.9% 47.3%
Passes (per game) 434 388
Passing Accuracy 80.6% 76.7%
Average Possession 56.8% 49.5%

Recent regular season meetings

Date Score Result Location
03/17/2012 3-0 W Sporting Park
07/21/2012 0-0 T Sporting Park
08/04/2012 1-0 W Gillette Stadium
03/23/2013 0-0 T Gillette Stadium
08/10/2013 3-0 W Sporting Park
04/26/2014 0-2 L Gillette Stadium

 

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