The Crew (10-7-7, 34 pts.) is still in first place in the Eastern Conference three points ahead of Philadelphia (8-5-10, 34 pts.)
This is only the third meeting between Philadelphia and the Crew. The Black & Gold won both previous contests 2-1 in Philadelphia on 8/5/10 and 3-1 at Crew Stadium on 10/24/10
700, 701 and 702
The Crew is now the fourth team to enter the 700 goal club behind DC United, La Galaxy and FC Dallas. While goal 700 was an own goal, goals 701 and 702 were phenomenal finishes by Julius James and Emilio Renteria.
Robert Warzycha coached his 100th game in regular season. He has a record of 44-28-28 and a winning percentage of .580
27 – 6 = 21
21 of the Crew’s 27 goals, including the three scored against New England on Aug. 13, were scored in the second half of matches played.
The Crew is 2-0-4 when trailing at the half with a league-leading .667 win percentage. The Black & Gold is batting 1.000 when scoring the first goal (7-0-0) and when leading at the half (3-0-0)
10 – The Venezuelan connection
Both Venezuelan players, Emilio Renteria and Bernardo Anor, appeared in their 10th game of the season last Saturday (Aug. 13) against New England. Renteria capped his return from injury with his fifth goal of the season.
Defender Chad Marshall is now the only Crew player to have played every minute of every game.
Defender Sebastian Miranda is the only other player, aside from Marshall, to have seen action in every game this season.
285 v 286
The Crew has committed only one foul more than it has suffered through 24 matches this season.
63 v 133
Jeff Cunningham’s game-winner against Vancouver, on July 6, was his 63rd in Black & Gold, good enough for the lead in the club’s all-time scoring books. The tally was also his 133rd which ties him with Jaime Moreno for all-time MLS Scoring lead.
The Club record for game-winning-goals held by Jeff Cunningham
The Club record for most shots in a single game held by Jeff Cunningham (5/31/03 vs N.Y.)