By The Numbers: The 2020 Regular Season

By The Numbers: The 2020 Regular Season

Orlando City broke records left and right in 2020 on their way to their first-ever playoff game. Here’s a look at some of the figures they’ve rewritten...


1.78 - Points per game

Orlando City’s previous best for points per game came in their inaugural season in 2015, when the first-year Lions fell five points shy of the red line with a 1.29 mark. The 2020 version shattered that record, notching 1.78 points per game, good for fourth-best in the league. If you extrapolate Orlando’s 1.78 per game pace over a full 34-game season, the Lions were on track to hit 61 points this season.


1.74 - Goals per game

Orlando has had good offensive teams in the past, most notably the 2016 team which scored 55 goals in 34 games, a rate of 1.62 goals per game. But Oscar Pareja’s 2020 side racked up 40 goals in just 23 matches, a rate of 1.74. Chris Mueller led the way with 10 goals, becoming the sixth player in Club history to reach double figures in a single season despite having 11 fewer games to reach the mark. Rookie sensation Daryl Dike added eight goals, while Nani chipped in six and Benji Michel notched five.


1.09 - Goals allowed per game

Orlando City was largely good on the defensive end in 2019, where they set a Club record with 1.53 goals allowed per game. The 2020 team obliterated that mark, knocking it down by nearly a full third behind both their imperious center back duo of Robin Jansson and Antonio Carlos and their pressure-cooked goalkeeper Pedro “El Pulpo” Gallese. The Lions allowed more than one goal only four times in 23 games.


1.04 - Mueller on the mark

We mentioned Mueller’s historic season earlier, but it’s worth noting that the third-year winger smashed the Club record for goals and assists per 90 minutes. Mueller’s 1.04 G+A/90 topped the previous mark held by Kaka, who had 0.87 G+A/90 in 2016. The Wisconsin product finished second in Major League Soccer in G+A/90 this season, behind only LAFC striker Bradley Wright-Phillips.
 

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September 11, 2020: Major League Soccer has announced the 2020 regular season schedule through the end of September. From September 18-27, each MLS club will compete in three regular season matches. Additional 2020 MLS regular season matches will be announced pending further developments regarding travel protocols. Attendance at matches will be determined in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines.