To start out the 2017 season, D.C. United scored just four goals in their first six games. Worse, head coach Ben Olsen's boys were shut out four times. Under normal circumstances, this lack of production would have been cause for concern.
But Stewart Mairs, the team's director of soccer strategy and analysis, had a note for the manager. D.C.'s expected goals, a value that tracks how much a team should be scoring, was much higher than the actual number of goals the team had scored. In other words,...
D.C. United parted ways with forward Jose Guillermo Ortiz on Monday after the cancellation of his loan deal.
Ortiz, 25, moved to MLS on loan from Costa Rican club Herediano in December. He made 16 appearances for United this season, scoring once.
His brief MLS career was most notable for being sanctioned by the league for diving two times in as many weeks in May.