STATS CORNER | Forward Thinking

Miami's forwards have all taken the lead at one point of the season with goalscoring runs
Matthew Levine (@NASLInsider} | Sep 7, 2017

Miami FC is atop the Fall Season and Combinbed Standings after already claiming the Spring Season title. The club has been lethal in front of goal this season, but the side hasn't relied on one forward for the goals. Vincenzo Rennella, Stéfano Pinho, and Jaime Chávez have all stepped up.

Follow below for some key stats on the attacking trio: 

Strikers On Streaks

Miami FC leads the league with 47 goals and has a goal differential of +26. During different times of the season the club has been led by a different striker. Earlier in the year it was Rennella, who scored eight goals in eight games before Pinho took over the scoring reins with six goals in four games at the end of the Spring Season. Now, Chávez has been the main attacking threat with a stretch so far that has seen the striker score seven goals in five games. He most recently scored a hat trick in the club's wild 3-3 draw with the New York Cosmos.

It might come as no surprise that all three Miami forwards are currently at the top of the NASL scoring chart –  Pinho (11), Rennella (10), Chávez (8)

Depth Up Top

Pinho, the league’s leading goalscorer, has played in 19 games this season for Miami. In those games, Miami has scored 38 goals or two goals a game. In five games without the Brazilian, the club has averaged 1.8 goals a game, scoring nine.

With Rennella, the club has scored 35 goals in the 18 games he’s appeared in for an average just under two goals a game (1.9). In six games, without him, the club has still scored 12 goals, finding the back of the net at an even two goals a game.

Current in-form striker Chávez has appeared in more games than his striking counterparts. He’s been involved in 21 games overall, with Miami finding the back of the net 41 times, averaging two goals a game. In the three games the NASL veteran didn’t feature at all, the club scored six goals.

While Pinho, Rennella, and Chávez are not involved in every Miami goal and certainly have not accounted for all of the club’s 47 goals this season, the fact that there is no drop off when one of the forwards may be unavailable truly highlights the depth the club has at the position as well as just how potent and consistent Miami’s attack has been in 2017. 

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