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Black & Gold by the Numbers: A strong offensive performance

Columbus Crew SC ended its regular-season run at home with a 3-0 win against the Chicago Fire in front of a sellout crowd of 20,034 people. Let’s dive into the Black & Gold’s dominant performance and go by the numbers…

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Both defender Harrison Afful and midfielder Dilly Duka scored their second goals of the season. Afful started the scoring early for the Black & Gold in the 8th minute and Duka would capitalize on Crew SC’s 2-0 lead in the 59th over the Fire.

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With a goal scored in the 50th minute, midfielder Justin Meram notched his fifth goal of the regular-season. Midfielder Mohammed Saeid reached five assists on the season, with two assists against Chicago on Saturday night.

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With the Black & Gold’s 3-0 win over Chicago, goalkeeper Steve Clark earned his eighth clean sheet of the regular-season.

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Crew SC, the League leaders in passing accuracy had another match of passing accuracy above 80 percent, averaging 82.4 percent passing accuracy, with 454 total passes against the Fire. Of the players that played the full 90, Harrison Afful led the team with 86.7 percent passing accuracy with 60 total passes.


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