Sunday, August 12, 2012

Goals + Assists per 90, Columbus Crew

A good attacking rate in any league or at any level is a player getting a goal or an assist in a third of the games they play in. The more minutes they player logs, the more meaningful the number.

Below is Crew player G+A per 90 minutes played efficiency with the number of 90 minute games each player has participated in on the right.

League matches only. See bottom of post for notes.

G+A per 90 : Name : GMs Played

0.82 : Jairo Arrieta : 3.7
0.53 : Shaun Francis : 5.6
0.41 : Chris Birchall : 7.3
0.41 : Justin Meram : 7.3
0.30 : Aaron Schoenfeld : 3.3
0.30 : Emilio Rentería : 13.5
0.30 : Nemanja Vukovic : 10.1
0.25 : Eddie Gaven : 19.6
0.25 : Tony Tchani : 11.8
0.19 : Dilly Duka : 5.3
0.18 : Bernardo Anor : 5.5
0.14 : Olman Vargas : 7.3
0.13 : Josh Williams : 15.2
0.13 : Eric Gehrig : 7.9
0.08 : Chad Marshall : 11.8
0.08 : Milovan Mirosevic : 12.5
0.05 : Sebastian Miranda : 18.5
0.00 : Andy Gruenebaum : 20.0
0.00 : Danny O'Rourke : 8.5
0.00 : Carlos Mendes : 5.1
0.00 : Kevan George : 4.7
0.00 : Ethan Finlay : 4.6
0.00 : Cole Grossman : 3.6
0.00 : Julius James : 2.2
0.00 : Tommy Heinemann : 0.1


NOTEs:

• A good goal and assist rate for an individual with less then 5 games is a player trending in the right direction. It should only be seen as a trend, however.

• The best attacking players in the league play in over 70% of total minutes and have G+A per 90 rate of +0.40. Only 22 players in the league have achieved this and that list is impressive.

G+A per 90 : Name : GMs Played

0.91 : Chris Wondolowski : 21.90
0.85 : David Beckham : 17.59
0.78 : Robbie Keane : 17.99
0.75 : Dwayne De Rosario : 20.13
0.74 : Eddie Johnson : 16.24
0.73 : Landon Donovan : 19.27
0.67 : Will Bruin : 19.53
0.66 : Brad Davis : 19.79
0.60 : Fredy Montero : 18.46
0.57 : Graham Zusi : 21.04
0.57 : Kenny Cooper : 21.20
0.56 : Alvaro Saborio : 21.24
0.55 : Saer Sene : 18.04
0.55 : Marco Pappa : 16.27
0.53 : Fabian Espindola : 18.83
0.51 : Felipe Martins : 23.47
0.50 : Kei Kamara : 21.94
0.41 : Martin Rivero : 19.40
0.41 : Ryan Johnson : 22.00
0.41 : Kris Boyd : 19.56
0.40 : Brian Mullan : 19.80
0.40 : Joel Lindpere : 20.08

Eddie Gaven ranks 36th in this category.

• Columbus is tied for last in number of players that have played in over 70% of minutes possible by club. Gruenebaum, Gaven, Miranda, Williams.

Josh Williams and his 2 assists in 15.2 games puts him 16th among defenders. He only needs a goal or assist in the next few games to put him at elite defender levels. Interesting note... fellow Ohioan, Marc Burch is right there with him. 3 assists in 16.9 games, good enough for 12th among defenders in this efficiency (0.18).

FORMULA:

Score=((Goals-PK+Assists)/(Minutes Played / Standard Game Length))

Example: Eddie Gaven
0.25 = ((4-0+1)/(1765/90)
4 goals, 0 PKs, 1 Assist in 19.6 games

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