MIAMI, Florida – Week two of the Concacaf Nations League is in the books and from a team and player perspective there were many notable statistics that emerged from all the action
Just like in week one when 45 goals were scored, there were 43 goals in week two and 22 assists in week two, as opposed to the 23 that came in week one, reflecting a consistent trend.
Interestingly enough, the number of headed goals decreased from seven to four, while there were four fewer penalty kick goals in week two (9 vs. 5).
Perhaps the most glaring statistic was the home vs. away goals. After 29 home goals scored in week one, there were just 18 in week two, while in week two visiting teams poured in 25 goals, as opposed to just 16 in week one.
If anything, League B remains decisive, with 26 victories through the first 32 matches and just six draws. Also, there have been just two comeback wins through the first two rounds, while the team that has scored first has won 24 times.
Through the first four matches in the two weeks of play, Suriname’s wonderkid Gleofilo Vlijter continues to set the pace with eight goals to lead the entire CNL.
Jamaica’s Shamar Nicholson remains the top playmaker, with three assists in helping the Reggae Boyz to a perfect record and 18 goals scored, tops for all teams.
No one has completed more passes than Adrian Mariappa of Jamaica, who now has 210, however it is Belize’s Alexander Smith who is the most effective when delivering the ball, posting a 95.3% effectiveness percentage.
On a team level, it is no surprise to see Jamaica lead the goals and assists categories with 18 and 13, respectively. However, the Dominican Republic are proving to be a dangerous foe as well, with top marks in passing efficiency (89.9%), shots on goal (28) and goal situations (59).
Meanwhile, in the back, Saint Lucia has made the most saves, with 22 from GK Vino Barclett.
All in all, the numbers are certainly impressive across the board in League B.