Artur - 4.13.19 - Montreal Impact

#MTLvCLB Quick Hits: Artur leads team in passes, Francis records a milestone, and more

  • With his appearance in today’s contest, defender Waylon Francis reached his 100th regular-season appearance (86th start) in MLS since joining the League in 2014. Of Francis’ 100 regular-season appearances, 89 of them have come with Crew SC. In today’s match, Francis played the entire 90 minutes and made three tackles, more than any player for the Crew during the contest. In 2019, Francis has made six regular-season appearances (all starts) for the Black & Gold.
     
  • Zack Steffen’s shutout streak came to an end in the 55th minute of today’s contest against the Montreal Impact. Steffen’s streak began in the sixth minute of a home contest against the New York Red Bulls (March 2), with the goalkeeper not allowing a goal until today’s match. Notably, Steffen’s 499-minute shutout streak is now second on the Crew’s list of all-time regular-season shutout streaks, behind the 525-minute shutout streak which he set last season. In 2019, Steffen has made six regular-season appearances (all starts), registering four shutouts.
     
  • Midfielder Artur had more touches on the ball (139) and attempted more passes (129) than any other player on the field during today’s match against the Montreal Impact. Additionally, Artur completed 90.7 percent of his passes, had one shot and made one tackle. In 2019, Artur has made seven regular-season appearances (all starts) for Columbus.
     
  • With today’s result against the Montreal Impact in today’s match, Crew SC’s 2019 regular-season record is now 4-2-1 (13 points). Next up, Crew SC has a home contest against the Portland Timbers at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, April 20 (7:30 p.m. ET / Fox Sports Ohio, FOX Sports GO / 97.1 The Fan and streaming online via the “Listen Live” button at 971TheFan.com / Spanish audio stream on ColumbusCrewSC.com).
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