August 14, 2019 Atlanta: Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez strikes a pose for the fans after making what turned out to be the winning goal on a penalty kick for a 3-2 victory over Club America as teammates arrive to celebrate in the Campeones Cup on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton

By the numbers: Atlanta United’s regular season

A look at key numbers from Atlanta United’s season as the MLS champs prepare for their Oct. 19 MLS playoff game against New England at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

0

Wins for Atlanta United when the opponent scored first. The team was 0-9-1 in those situations.

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8

Penalty kick goals for Atlanta United, the second-most in the league. LAFC’s 9 were the most.

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10

Penalty kick goals against Atlanta United, the second-most in the league. LAFC’s 11 were the most.

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11

Yellow cards for Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, the most on the team. Dallas’ Bryan Acosta and NYCFC’s Alexander Ring led MLS with 12 each.

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12

Assists for Julian Gressel, the most on the team. Pity Martinez was second with 10. NYCFC’s Maxi Moralez led MLS with 20.

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12

Wins at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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14

Shutouts for Atlanta United and goalkeeper Brad Guzan, which tied with D.C. United and Bill Hamid for most in the league.

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14.9

Tackles per game for Atlanta United, 21st out of 24 teams. Red Bulls led with 19.9.

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15

Goal difference for Atlanta United. It scored 58 and allowed 43.

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15

Games won by Atlanta United when it won at least 50 percent of its duels.

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15

Game scoring streak for Josef Martinez during the season to set a new MLS record.

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18

Wins for Atlanta United when it scored first. It went 18-3-3 in those situations.

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27

Goals for Josef Martinez, the third-highest total in the league. Gressel finished second on the team with six. LAFC’s Carlos Vela led MLS with 34.

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53.3

Percent aerial duels won, second-most in the league. L.A. Galaxy led the league with 57.1 percent.

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54.2

Percent possession for Atlanta United, the fourth-highest average in the league. San Jose led with 55.8 percent.

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58

Points won by Atlanta United this season. It is the most for a defending champ in league history.

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77

Goals scored across three seasons by Josef Martinez. It is the most across three seasons in MLS history.

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82.4

Passing accuracy for Atlanta United, the seventh-best mark in the league. Toronto led at 85.3 percent.

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126

Points across two seasons is the second-most in MLS history. LAFC set the mark on Sunday with a win to reach 129 points.

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178

Shots on goal for Atlanta United. It was fifth-most in MLS. LAFC led with 234.

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350

Fouls caused by Atlanta United, the third-fewest in the league. Toronto’s 330 were the fewest.

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508

Shots for Atlanta United. It was fifth-most in MLS. LAFC led the league with 621.

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2978

Minutes played by Miles Robinson, which led the team. Darlington Nagbe finished second with 2,825.

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52,510

Average attendance for the team, which led the league for the third consecutive season.

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Doug Roberson
Doug Roberson
Doug Roberson covers the Atlanta United and Major League Soccer.
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