Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Crew WhoScored Median Ratings

I don't have a lot on the Columbus Crew yet because the MLS season has yet to reach at least 5 games. Why 5? Because I've learned that these are still preseason games. You also have a wonky international break in there to start the season.

Nevertheless. Here are median WhoScored Player ratings through four games...

7.39Gaston Sauro4
7.13Pedro Santos4
6.98Gyasi Zardes3
6.97Zack Steffen3
6.83Jonathan Mensa4
6.82Federico Higuain4
6.78Wil Trapp3
6.64Harrison Afful4
6.53Waylon Francis3
6.38Justin Meram3
6.30Luis Argudo1
6.19Ricardo Clark2
6.11Hector Jimenez3
6.03Patrick Mullins1
5.98Eduardo Sosa1
5.92Joe Bendik1
5.90Jerome Williams1


1. Gaston Sauro and his two, headed set-piece goals have him in the top 10% of league performers so far (anything greater than 7.30).

2. Pedro Santos is the only other player worth noting in regards to good play. At 7.13, he's in the top 25% of performers.

3. Robinho's play has been slightly better than Meram, but not as much as many would like to think. Robinho is probably a better option at this point, but he doesn't look markedly better than Meram. The spot is up for grabs. I honestly think Jimenez should get 3 games starting there, or even Clark.

4. I still think it's going to be a tricky year for this team. There was lots of energy to start the year, but once the season settles in I think it's going to kinda get... blah.

5. Four goals in four games isn't blowing anyone's hair back. Particularly since two of them came from a central defender. 7 points in four is a gift.

I wish I had more, but there isn't much going on with this team so far. Not particularly good, but not horrible either. The East is really bad this year, however. Columbus just needs to do what it's done best over the last decade, play hard, be a tough out.

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