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Five key MLS stats: Shaqiri finally gets involved, Orlando City’s misfortune & more

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Former FC Dallas data analyst Arman Kafai breaks down a set of insightful stats from around MLS. Get ready to be the smartest person in your group chat.

Which stats stand out from around MLS? And what do they tell us about the 2024 season?

Let’s take a look.

Toronto FC: 0.57

Before the season started, many people tabbed Toronto FC as a Wooden Spoon contender. There was no shortage of turmoil last season and former Canadian national team coach John Herdman (without any club coaching experience) was tasked with a rebuild. 

Instead of falling out of the gates, Toronto recorded a draw against 2023 Supporters’ Shield winners FC Cincinnati and then secured two wins, putting them tied for first place out East in the young MLS season. It’s a start for Toronto that they’d take any day of the week, led with two wonder goals by DP Lorenzo Insigne. 

Well, it might be a bit too good to be true.

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