Saturday, July 4, 2015

Turnovers in the Crew SC Midfield

It's important to not turnover the ball, especially when you play on possession style team like Crew SC. Here is a snapshot of how many times a player loses the ball, as a percentage, last three years with the defensive mids separated from the rest (TO = Turnover, DISP = Dispossessed).

% TO + DISP per TOUCH : NAME - YEAR (TOTAL TOUCHES)
9.78% : Ethan Finlay - 2015 (491)
9.57% : Ethan Finlay - 2014 (899)
8.53% : Dominic Oduro - 2014 (211)
8.48% : Kristinn Steindorsson - 2015 (224)
8.09% : Justin Meram - 2015 (618)
7.87% : Justin Meram - 2013 (508)
7.29% : Ben Speas - 2013 (494)
7.08% : Bernardo Anor - 2013 (1031)
6.23% : Justin Meram - 2014 (1076)
5.40% : Bernardo Anor - 2014 (1240)
5.29% : Ethan Finlay - 2013 (227)
4.84% : Federico Higuaín - 2013 (1963)
4.70% : Eddie Gaven - 2013 (532)
4.41% : Federico Higuaín - 2015 (1021)
4.11% : Héctor Jiménez - 2014 (1144)
3.69% : Federico Higuaín - 2014 (2248)
3.10% : Ben Speas - 2014 (323)

...and here are the Defensive Mids

% TO + DISP per TOUCH : NAME - YEAR (TOTAL TOUCHES)
7.32% : Dan Paladini - 2014 (164)
6.90% : Konrad Warzycha - 2013 (174)
4.69% : Tony Tchani - 2013 (1023)
3.60% : Tony Tchani - 2014 (2582)
3.43% : Tony Tchani - 2015 (990)
2.16% : Danny O'Rourke - 2013 (970)
2.16% : Kevan George - 2013 (231)
2.05% : Mohammed Saeid - 2015 (876)
1.90% : Wil Trapp - 2015 (210)
1.90% : Wil Trapp - 2014 (2366)
1.82% : Kevan George - 2014 (165)
1.69% : Wil Trapp - 2013 (1007)
1.53% : Matías Sánchez - 2013 (590)
1.14% : Kevan George - 2015 (175)

The lower the better. This confirms some of my hunches about Meram and Finlay. They are able to produce on the offense end but turn it over much more than a Eddie Gaven or Hector Jimenez (who I would prefer in the midfield right now).

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