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Game: Orlando City SC vs Columbus Crew

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024

Location: Inter&Co Stadium in Orlando, FL

TV: MLS Season Pass

The Lions (4-4-5) will play the Columbus Crew (5-6-2) at Inter&Co Stadium on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Pedro Gallese for Orlando and Patrick Schulte for Columbus.

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Orlando has conceded 20 goals while allowing 1.54 goals per 90 minutes, and their oppositition have a total of 54 shots on target against them. They have earned 4 shut outs, which has them at a percentage of 30.8% this season. Orlando is sitting with 26 yellow card warnings on the year and also 1 red card. The Lions sit at 18th when it comes to xG having 17.6, and their xGA are coming in at 18.5. This season, the club sports an average of 1.23 points per contest (16 points) and sit at 21st in soccer with 12 assists. This team’s goal differential is currently at -5 with the help of 15 goals notched and also 20 goals surrendered. Orlando City SC has tallied 33 SVs and they hold a save % of 66.7 on the season.

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The Columbus Crew have totaled 19 goals and the team’s expected goals on the season is at 17.2. Their goals against per 90 minutes is currently at 1.00 with 36 saves, and they have compiled 4 clean sheets. This season, Columbus has a save % of 75.5 (49 SoTA), and have a ranking of 12th in soccer with 21 points. Columbus ranks 5th concerning goals relinquished with 13, and the squad’s goal differential is sitting at 6. Columbus has a clean sheet percentage of 30.8% on the year in addition to 18 yellow cards. The Crew sport an average of 1.62 points per contest while accumulating 13 assists and 2 red cards.

The guy protecting the net for Orlando is Pedro Gallese. Gallese has been on the field a total of 20,811 minutes and is sitting with 442 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.45 (271 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 67.7. The keeper hailing from Peru has faced 682 shots tried at him in 233 career starts. Gallese (88-61-82 mark in his career) has earned 57 clean sheets, which has earned him a 24.5% shutout rate.

Patrick Schulte is expected to look after the goal for Columbus. Schulte has racked up 10 shutouts while defending 168 shots attempted against him in 3,780 career minutes. He has a save % of 70.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.8%. He has given up 1.29 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 20-13-9. So far in his career, Schulte has allowed 54 goals and has earned 115 saves in 42 starts.

Facundo Torres is one member of the side to keep an eye out for Orlando. The forward representing Uruguay has earned 34 goals scored in 9,865 minutes played. Torres has started 112 contests so far in his career and he accounts for 0.31 G/90. He has accounted for 12 assists while tallying 7 yellow cards so far in his career.

Columbus is being led onto the pitch by Darlington Nagbe, who is known to give defenses fits. He has tallied 1 yellow card in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 33 times. The midfielder from the United States has earned 33,142 mins while scoring 38 goals. He has an average of 0.10 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 382 outings in his career.

Who will win tonight’s MLS game ATS?

Josh Schonwald’s Pick: Take Columbus

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