Jairo Arrieta scored his third goal of the season last weekend against Chicago and now ranks second on the club this year in goals. In 11 appearances -- including 8 starts -- Arrieta has already matched his 2013 goal-scoring total and now chases his record of nine goals in 18 appearances after arriving during the 2012 campaign.
With his two-assist performance on Saturday against Chicago, Federico Higuain now has five assists on the year on top of his six-goal clip thus far. Higuain now has 22 goals and 21 assists in 54 games played for the Crew. He becomes the sixth Crew player in club history to record 20 goals and 20 assists in a Black & Gold career, join- ing Brian McBride, Jeff Cunningham, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Brian Maisonneuve and Eddie Gaven.
Wil Trapp and Tony Tchani each were issued a yellow card in the 1-0 loss to Vancouver on May 10, but have not seen yellow in the two matches since. The pair of midfielders each have four cautions and can avoid a yellow-card suspension if they go a third consecutive match without being booked. Per MLS Competition Rules and Regulations, “When one yellow card away from being suspended for caution accumulation, if a player appears in three consecutive games without receiving a yellow card or disciplinary sanction, the player will have one yellow card expunged. A player may take advantage of the ‘Good Behavior’ incentive only once throughout the season.”