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OPTA Comparison: Montreal got the better deal

07 August 7:11 de la tarde

OPTA Comparison: Montreal got the better deal

By Ryan Krasnoo

It's the talking point after every trade in any sport: Who got the better deal?

Numbers don't lie, and although they are certainly not exempt from an open interpretation, the data speak for themselves. And regarding the goalkeeper swap of Donovan Ricketts and Troy Perkins between Montreal and Portland, the results are fairly persuasive.

Montreal found a winner in Perkins.

Ahead in almost every category, the newly acquired Impact netminder has a higher catch success rate, fewer drops and more saves parried away to safety to name a few.

Yes, there are certainly some intangibles that are overlooked (e.g. Ricketts 90-plus international caps), but Montreal clearly appear to have gotten an upgrade. Timbers GM and interim head coach Gavin WIlkinson believes that the Timbers received an upgrade as well.

What do you think? Who got the better deal: Montreal or Portland? Let us know in the comment section below.

Perkins

Player Surname

Ricketts

35

Goals Conceded

39

27

Goals Conceded Inside Box

33

8

Goals Conceded Outside Box

6

66

Saves Made

61

31

Saves Made from Inside Box

32

35

Saves Made from Outside Box

29

65.35%

Saves to Shots Ratio

61.00%

53.45%

Saves to Shots ratio Inside Box

49.23%

81.40%

Saves to Shots ratio Outside Box

82.86%

3

Goalkeeper Smother

1

31

Catches

18

15

Punches

9

3

Drops

7

2

Crosses not Claimed

4

93.88%

Catch Success Rate

79.41%

3

Clean Sheets

3

214

GK - Pick up

165

0

Error leading to Goal

3

0

Error leading to Attempt

2

105

Shots On Conceded

104

62

Shots On Conceded Inside Box

69

43

Shots On Conceded Outside Box

35

59.05%

% Shots On Conceded Inside Box

66.35%

40.95%

% Shots On Conceded Outside Box

33.65%

24

Saves Parried Safe

20

7

Saves Parried Danger

15

22

Saves Caught

8

13

Saves Collected

15

26

Keeper Sweeper Successful

32

5

Keeper Sweeper Unsuccessful

6

0

Recoveries in Opp Half

0

0

Goals Conceded from Fast Break

0

4

Attempts Conceded from Fast Break

6

29

Big Chance Faced

35

15

Big Chance Goals Conceded

22

2

Big Chance Saved

5

12

Big Chance Missed

8

11.76%

Big Chance Prevention %

18.52%