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40 Through 4 – 40 NYCFC Stats Through 4 Matches

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Oct 21, 2023; New York, NY, New York, NY, USA; Chicago Fire midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (10) and New York City FC midfielder Santiago Rodriguez (10) fight for the ball during the second half at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

After nearly a month into the New York City Football Club season the team is sitting at a Mid at best 1W-3L-0D record, staving off a goose egg in the win column thanks last week to an impressive come back win at home against visiting Toronto FC 2-1, including the first goal for Kevin O’Toole in his NYCFC tenure. Been wanted to do this for a while and lean in heavy on the stat nerd side of myself and give you all over 3 dozen stats on the Bronx club through 4 matches. Let’s Roll.

40 Stats Through 4

1) With 3 points through 4, the team is off to the second slowest start in club history, with 3 draws and a loss in 2019 and even worse 4 straight losses to open the 2020 season a year later. If you’re wondering, the best start was 2018 with 10 points through 4.

2) In the first two matches, the club had a total of three shots on goal. In the last two, a combined 15. Of that, 3 goals have gone in for a 20% shot percentage.

3) Of those 18 total shots on goal, Mounsef Bakrar has 9 of them, exactly 50%.

4) On the opposite side of the fence, the team has given up 11 shots on goal, but 6 have gone in.

5) Those 18 shots puts the team at a respectable 9th in the league.

6) The goals per shots on AGAINST NYCFC, ehh not so hot for the club. Second worst in the league (Orlando has given up 8 goals on 14 shots).

7) They have 4 shots on goal from Free Kicks which is third in the league. RBNY lead the league at 7.

8) Opponent average shot distance this year is on average 19.8 yards away which is 5th furthest in the league.

9) Their own average shot distance is 18 yards away on average which is 16th in the lead.

10) All four matches they’ve had 4 in the back, going (in order), 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3.

11) Of the 6 goals the team has given up, 3 came in the first half, 3 in the second.

12) Of their own 3 goals scored, 2 came in the first half, 1 in the second half.

13) 4 players have played every minute so far across 4 matches: Matt Freese, Birk Risa, Thiago Martins and Kevin O’Toole.

14) Thiago Martins is the oldest player to have minutes this season, having turned 29 years old on March 17.

15) The team has had 4 shots from Free Kicks this season. 3 from Santiago Rodriguez and 1 from Birk Risa.

16) Keaton Parks leads the team is pass completion percentages for passes over 30 yards or longer, going 11 for 13 (84.6%). If you’re wondering, Seattle’s Raul Ruidaz is highest in the league with at least 10 passes, going 13 for 14.

17) Thiago Martins is second in the league in overall passing yards with 5300 yards. LA Galaxy’s Riqui Puig is at 5881.

18) Aeriel Duel success is down from last year. Since 2018 the team has hovered right at 50 to 51 percent. This year it’s at 39%.

19) The team is tied for first in the league in Red Cards this season with 2 alongside New England, the Galaxy & Seattle.

20) They’re tied for 13th in Yellow Cards with 9. Inter-Miami & Toronto are tops with 15.

21) The team’s save percentage is at 50% which is lowest in the league.

22) Opponents have a 77.2% pass completion rate, which is actually 7th best in the league. Atlanta is tops at 84%.

23) The team is 12th in the league with blocked shots at 12. Austin is tops at 22.

24) They’ve have 9 of their own shots blocked as well.

25) Kevin O’Toole leads the team in interceptions with 8.

26) Andres Perea is second with 7.

27) Overall the team has 41 interceptions thus far this year, vs 33 they’ve had against them.

28) The team has 87 touches in the penalty area this year, 9th best in the league.

29) They’ve allowed 72 in that arena.

30) Santiago Rodriguez has drawn 13 fouls on the season.

Because I felt like breaking up the stats with something, and Matt Loughlin is always cool to talk to.

31) The team has drawn 65 fouls this season with 68 drawn against them.

32) Speaking of Santi, he has 13 of the 20 Corner Kicks this season.

33) Opponents have 17 Corners against them.

34) Thiago Martins leads the team in touches at 312.

35) Overall the team has 2497 touches on the year, vs 2249 against them.

36) Kevin O’Toole leads the team in successful tackles with 5.

37) The team has 11 offsides this season, tied for 7th most. Inter-Miami is tops with 18.

38) James Sands and Keaton Parks lead the club with 21 Loose Balls Recovered.

39) NYCFC has used 18 players this year, tied for 8th lowest. Nashville is tops at 22.

And lastly, 40) The New York City Football Club is 2W-4L-3D in the fifth match the season.

Oy, that took some time. Hope it filled you with proper Statgasm for those of you that like numbers because dang this took a while. As for me, I’m getting a sandwich after that, I’m wiped. Not planning to do THIS again for a while, but I feel like a full 100 stats after the end of the season could happen. Catch you later.

About the author – Scott Churchson has been an actor in every way for the past 13 years, from BG to stand in to stunts and principal, a sports writer for the past 4 and is one of the people that created Stream Punk Entertainment. He’s married to a veterinarian, has a cat with three working legs, a mother-in-law who just moved in and is just a simple man trying to make his way in the universe.

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