Victor Vazquez, Sebastian Giovinco, Michael Bradley - Toronto FC - celebrate a goal

With 11 games played over the weekend, let's take a look back at the players who excelled in various statistical categories. 


For the full list of stats leaders in select categories, check out the links below or visit the stats section at MLSsoccer.com:


Big Chances Created


Creating a situation in which a player should reasonably be expected to score, usually in a 1-on-1 scenario or from very close range.

Week 27 Ranking
Player (Club)
Big Chances created
T-1
4 players tied (<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/miguel-almiron">Miguel Almiron</a>, <a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/dom-dwyer">Dom Dwyer</a>, <a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/federico-higuain">Federico Higuain</a>, <a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/hector-villalba">Hector Villalba</a>)
2
T-5
28 players tied
1

Chances created


The final pass or pass before a shot leading to the recipient of the ball having an attempt at goal without scoring.

Week 27 Ranking
Player (Club)
Chances created
T-1
2 players tied (<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/steven-beitashour">Steven Beitashour</a>, <a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/joao-plata">Joao Plata</a>)
7
T-3
2 players tied (Miguel Almiron, <a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/victor-vazquez">Victor Vazquez</a>)
5
T-5
10 players tied
4

Passing Accuracy


Completed passes as a percentage of total passes attempted.

Week 27 Ranking
Player (Club)
Passing Accuracy (min. 30 passes)
1
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/michael-bradley">Michael Bradley</a> (TOR)
96.15%
2
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/jonathan-osorio">Jonathan Osorio</a> (TOR)
95.08%
3
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/justin-morrow">Justin Morrow</a> (TOR)
94.44%

Dribbles completed


This is an attempt by a player to beat an opponent in possession of the ball. A successful dribble means the player beats the defender while retaining possession.

Week 27 Ranking
Player (Club)
Dribbles completed
1.
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/lee-nguyen">Lee Nguyen</a> (NE)
8
2
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/maxi-moralez">Maxi Moralez</a> (NYC)
5
T-3
3 players tied
4

Open play crosses completed


A pass from a wide position into a specific area in front of the goal from open play. A completed cross is one in which a teammate touches the ball first.

Week 27 Ranking
Player (Club)
Open play crosses completed
1
Steven Beitashour (TOR)
4
T-2
10 players tied
2

Touches


A sum of all events which involve a player touching the ball.

Week 27 Ranking
Player (Club)
Touches
1
Michael Bradley (TOR)
137
2
Victor Vazquez (TOR)
131
3
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/chris-mavinga">Chris Mavinga</a> (TOR)
112

Tackles


A tackle is defined as a play in which a player connects with the ball in a ground challenge, successfully taking the ball away from the man in possession.

Week 27 Ranking
Player (Club)
Tackles
T-1
2 players tied (<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/warren-creavalle">Warren Creavalle</a>, <a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/oniel-fisher">Oniel Fisher</a>)
7
T-3
2 players tied (<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/tony-beltran">Tony Beltran</a>, <a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/victor-rodriguez">Victor Rodriguez</a>)
6

Blocks


An action which involves a player blocking a shot by an opponent.

Week 27 Ranking
Player (Club)
Blocks
T-1
2 players tied (<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/hector-jimenez">Hector Jimenez</a>, <a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/dave-romney">Dave Romney</a>)
3
T-3
9 players tied
2

Interceptions


An action in which a player intentionally intercepts a pass by moving into the line of the intended ball.

Week 27 Ranking
Player (Club)
Interceptions
1
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/oguchi-onyewu">Oguchi Onyewu</a> (PHI)
7
T-2
2 players tied (<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/fidel-escobar">Fidel Escobar</a>, <a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/collen-warner">Collen Warner</a>)
6
T-4
5 players tied
5

Clearances


A defensive action which sees a player kick the ball away from his own goal with no intended recipient of the ball.

Week 27 Ranking
Player (Club)
Clearances
1
<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/michael-boxall">Michael Boxall</a> (MIN)
11
T-2
2 players tied (<a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/jonathan-mensah">Jonathan Mensah</a>, <a href="http://mlssoccer.com/players/roy-miller">Roy Miller</a>)
9
T-4
4 players tied
8

Recoveries (by an outfield player)


An action in which a player wins back the ball when it has gone loose or when the ball has been played directly to him by an opposing player.

Week 27 Ranking
Player (Club)
Recoveries
1
Warren Creavalle (PHI)
18
T-2
4 players tied
14