Columbus Crew among MLS leaders in Expected Goals (xG)

Through five matches in the 2022 MLS regular season, the
Crew is among the League leaders when it comes to Expected Goals (xG) per Opta Statistics. Expected Goals measures
the quality of a chance by calculating the likelihood that it
will be scored from a particular position on the pitch during
a particular phase of play. The Crew’s 11.42 xG are second
in MLS behind only FC Cincinnati (11.94), which has played
six matches. In addition to Expected Goals, the Crew is also
among League leaders when it comes to shots (excluding
blocked shots) and shots on target, having had a total of 60
shots and 26 shots on target. Derrick Etienne leads the Crew
in xG with 2.54, while Lucas Zelarayan leads the Black &
Gold in shots with 16 (eight on target). For a list of the MLS
leaders in xG please see the table below.

2022 MLS REGULAR SEASON xG LEADERS
Team Expected Goal Games Played
FC Cincinnati 11.94 6
Columbus Crew 11.42 5
Los Angeles Football Club 9.97 5
New York Red Bulls 9.97 5
LA Galaxy 9.72 5

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