By The Numbers: Captain Contribution

By The Numbers: Captain Contribution

4 – Nani goals in a row

Nani has scored each of Orlando City’s last four goals, tying Cyle Larin’s 2015 record for most consecutive goals scored for the club. If Nani scores Orlando’s next goal, he will be the first Lion in club history to score five straight goals for Orlando.


5 – Contribution streak

Nani’s 18th-minute goal at NYCFC marked the fifth consecutive match in which Nani has delivered either a goal or an assist. The Portuguese legend has 5 goals and 2 assists in his last five matches. Only Toronto’s Jozy Altidore, Houston’s Alberth Elis and Mauro Manotas, and Nani’s own teammate Dom Dwyer have had a five-game goal contribution streak this season. No player in the league has a six-game run, though Elis’ streak is also active.


3-1-1 – Rosell making an impact

Midfielder Uri Rosell was named Heineken Star of the Match on Saturday, continuing an impressive run of form. Orlando City are 3-1-1 when Rosell plays in a game this season and have not won without him in the team. The Catalonian has been most comfortable as the lone holding midfielder in a 4-3-3 formation—Orlando are an unbeaten 2-0-1 when Rosell plays the majority of a game in that system.


9 – Consecutive games with a goal

Orlando City have scored in each of their nine games this season. The nine-game streak with a goal is tied for the second-best in club history, behind a 15-game run to start the 2016 season. Orlando are one of only four MLS teams to avoid being shut out this year, along with Sporting Kansas City, Houston Dynamo, and this week’s opponent Toronto FC. Of the four, Orlando have played the most games.


7 – Second half home goals in a row

Willed on by the incredible Orlando City supporters, Orlando have scored in the second half in seven consecutive home games going back to last season, equaling the club record. Orlando previously accomplished the feat from April 3-June 25, 2016. A goal in the second half on Saturday against Toronto would set a new record.


-13 – GD vs. Toronto

The Reds have been a nightmare opponent for the Lions historically. Orlando City have scored 10 goals against TFC but have conceded 23, making for their worst goal differential against any opponent. The good news for Orlando City? Their chief terror, Sebastian Giovinco, transferred out of the club this past winter. Giovinco has scored eight times in his career against Orlando, second only to Ignacio Piatti in MLS.


1.85 – Pozuelo’s dominance

Toronto welcomed Giovinco’s replacement in March, and he’s made an instant impact. Alejandro Pozuelo has scored four goals and added five assists in just five games, giving him the league lead in goals and assists per 90 minutes at 1.85. His perfect passing has helped his teammate Jozy Altidore to the second-best G+A/90 mark in the league at 1.69, though Altidore is questionable for this weekend with a hamstring injury.


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