Minnesota’s home win streak came to an end at the hands of the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night. Here are a few stats that stood out at the weekend.
62.5% – Minnesota Shots Taken Inside the Box
The Loons were able to work the ball deep into Quakes territory, but unfortunately couldn’t find the back of the net. Of the eight total shots the team had on the night, five were taken inside the penalty area with two shots on goal.
31 – Minutes Before the First Foul
Heading into the match, referee Ted Unkel had called among the fewest fouls in MLS. He allowed play to flow freely for a little more than a half-hour until Miguel Ibarra was called for a foul in the 31st minute.
26 – Passes by Francisco Calvo in the Quakes’ Half
Despite being a center back, Calvo made his way up the pitch more than a few times last match and even got a few shots on goal. He worked well to pick out his teammates going forward, leading to several late-match chances for the Loons.
5 – Saves by Bobby Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth set a new club single-match record on Saturday night, making five stops against the Quakes, some in acrobatic fashion. He had set the previous record of three saves on three separate occasions.
3 – Key Passes from Miguel Ibarra
Minnesota’s Caped Crusader covered a lot of ground in the match and also took over his familiar role as playmaker. Whether from out wide or when he made his way to the middle of the pitch, Ibarra created a lot of chances for Minnesota, leading the squad in key passes.
1 – Shot Taken by a Goalkeeper
In a late push for the equalizer, Shuttleworth made his way up the pitch to crowd the San Jose box on a corner. The goalkeeper got a chance to get the Loons on the board in dramatic fashion, but unfortunately his shot was blocked by a defender.