New England Revolution defender Henry Kessler has seen the first half of
his third professional season interrupted by injury. When he is in the lineup,
the center back has been a positive presence defensively for New England.
Since selecting Kessler in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft, New England averages 1.3 goals against per game when the former University of Virginia
standout starts, and 1.5 goals against per game when he does not.
The New York City native is also an adept passer, completing 87.6 percent
of his passes since debuting back in 2020. In 2022, despite only playing in
10 games, Kessler ranks second among MLS defenders in passing accuracy and is completing passes at more than a 90 percent clip.
2022 MLS LEADERS: PASSING ACCURACY (DEFENDERS)
Rank Player Club PA%
- Daniel Steres Houston 92.41
- Henry Kessler New England 91.07
- Thiago Martins New York City 90.02
- Harrison Afful Charlotte 90.16
- Sega Coulibaly LA Galaxy 89.82
*Minimum 250 passes completed
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