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Bests of MLS in 6 Parameters – 2022 Season So Far

by | Jul 5, 2022

The Comparisonator team analysed the best players in selected parameters of the MLS in the 2022 Season So Far.

Our team of recruitment analysts dived into American current season, selected 6 different positions, listed top 5 leaders in each parameter category:

  • Saves Percentage by Goalkeepers
  • Ball Recoveries by Centre Backs
  • Successful Attacking Actions by Left & Right Backs
  • Successful Key Passes by Midfielders (AMFs & CMFs & DMFs)
  • Successful Dribbles by Left & Right Wingers
  • Shots on Target by Strikers


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For example decision makers will can list all U21 best centre forwards (or any positions) in Croatia & Serbia (or from 275 competitions), add amount of goals, aerial duels won if looking for a target man from the filter section, or dribbles made if looking for forwards. Very simply detail the position to search to find suitable players.

Best Players of MLS in Their Positions in Selected Parameters

The best 5 players ranked in the selected parameters based on the matches played so far this season. These players ranked according to their per 90 min averages. In this analysis, the Comparisonator team used the Recruitment Shop feature of the Platform.

Please note that all numbers are per 90 min data from the 2022 Season So Far.

Saves Percentage by Goalkeepers

In the Saves Percentage parameter by Goalkeepers, Andre Blake is in the first place with a Save Percentage of 82%. He is followed by Dayne St. Clair (76%) from Minnesota United FC and Steve Clark (75%) from Houston Dynamo FC.

Ball Recoveries by Centre-Backs

In the Ball Recoveries parameter by Center Backs, Alan Franco from Atlanta United FC is leading with 10.8 per 90 minutes. Miles Robinson are second with 10 Ball Recoveries per 90 minutes and Sean Nealis (9.1) from New York Red Bulls is in third place.

Successful Attacking Actions by Left & Right Backs

Diego Palacios from Los Angeles FC is the best in the league in this parameter by Fullbacks, with 3.94 Successful Attacking Actions per 90 minutes. Hassani Dotson (3.7) from Minnesota United FC is in second place and Brandon Bye (3.49) from New England Revolution is in third place.

Successful Key Passes by Midfielders (AMFs & CMFs & DMFs)

Darwin Quintero is the best player in the league in this parameter by Midfielders, with 1.59 Successful Key Passes per 90 minutes. FC Cincinnati’s Luciano Acosta (1.45) is in 2nd place, while Maxi Moralez from New York City FC (1.22) is in 3rd place.

Successful Dribbles by Left & Right Wingers

Successful Dribbles parameter by Wingers, Luiz Araújo is in the first place with a stat of 4.94 per 90 min. He is followed by Santiago Moreno (4.56) from Portland Timbers and Brian Rodríguez (3.95) from Los Angeles FC.

Shots on Target by Strikers

Shots on Target parameter by Strikers, Hany Mukhtar is in the first place with a stat of 2.23 per 90 min. He is followed by Raúl Ruidíaz (2.09) from Seattle Sounders FC and Gustavo Bou (1.9) from New England Revolution.

Selected via Comparisonator machine learning index.
Data Comparisons provided by Comparisonator is for educational purposes only and not intended to be monetized.

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Tarkan Batgun is scouting & match analysis specialist with more than 20 years in football field, worked as a scouting director & head of performance analysis inside clubs, lectured in federations, currently working as the CEO of Comparisonator platform.
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