7.6.19 JJ Williams

#CLBvSEA Quick Hits: Pedro scores, Afful earns start milestone

  • Midfielder Pedro Santos recorded his fifth goal of the 2019 regular-season for Crew SC in tonight’s home contest against Seattle Sounders FC. The goal came in the 28th-minute as Santos converted a penalty kick attempt following a foul inside Seattle Sounder FC’s box. The strike marked Santos’ first penalty kick goal in regular-season action since joining the Crew in 2017. The Portuguese midfielder played the entire 90 minutes, registering 52 touches and attempting 34 passes. In 2019, Santos has made 19 regular-season appearances (18 starts), while scoring five goals (one game-winning goal) and providing two assists (both game-winning assists). To date, he has scored six goals and recorded 11 assists since joining the Black & Gold in 2017.
  • With his start in tonight’s home match, defender Harrison Afful recorded his 100th MLS regular-season start. Afful played the entire 90 minutes, making two tackles, registering 78 touches, attempting 47 passes and finished with a passing percentage of 72.3. Since joining Crew SC in 2015, Afful has made 103 regular-season appearances (100 starts), scoring five goals and recording 12 assists. In 2019, the defender has made eight regular-season appearances (all starts).
  • Midfielders Artur and David Guzman each attempted three tackles during tonight’s home match against Seattle Sounders FC – more than any other player for either team. They each played the entire 90 minutes, notching one interception each. Additionally, Guzman finished the night with nine duels, while Artur had 11 duels, more than any other Crew SC player.
  • Next up, Crew SC has a road contest against Orlando City SC at Exploria Stadium on Saturday, July 13 (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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