Columbus Crew News: Lucas Zelarayan, Playmaker and the new Maestro

Lucas Zelarayan Crew 10 talks strategy with Pedro Santos Crew 7 (photo by Osvaldo Figueroa Jr.)

In 2022, Lucas Zelarayan has been among the top
goal-scoring chance creators in MLS. Zelarayan cur- rently is third in chances created (29) and fourth in
expected assists (3.41). The midfielder also sits fifth
in successful crosses in MLS. In 2022, Zelarayan
has made nine regular-season appearances (seven
starts), while scoring four goals and providing two
assists. For a list of the MLS leaders in chances created and expected assists please see the tables:

2022 MLS CHANCES CREATED LEADERS*
PLAYER CHANCES CREATED
Luciano Acosta (CIN) 43
Carles Gil (NE) 37
Lucas Zelarayán (CLB) 30
Brooks Lennon (ATL) 29
Carlos Vela (LAFC) 27
*Including Assists

2022 MLS EXPECTED ASSISTS LEADERS
PLAYER xA Luciano Acosta (CIN) 4.19
Alejandro Pozuelo (TOR) 3.64
Carles Gil (NE) 3.50
Lucas Zelarayán (CLB) 3.41
Diego Fagúndez (ATX) 3.10

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