(Editor's note: The data included in this piece does not take into account Orlando's 2-2 draw with New England last night.)
Tally Hall may not be a distant memory--and really, how could he be? Most can still recall Brek Shea standing with Amobi Okugo and Tally Hall, probably sure that each would be playing integral roles with the newly minted MLS club for years.
But, here we are today with only Shea still on the roster and a new keeper in the net. Joe Bendik may not have been the first name to come to mind when naming a successor to Hall, but he has been someone that has shown the ability. Bendik has played the past few seasons in MLS, starting with Portland then moving to Toronto where he held the starting job after the injury and departure of Stefan Frei. During his time in Toronto, Bendik was blamed for a lot of defensive shortcomings, and he was used as the scapegoat so often that the Toronto Sun felt the need to defend him with this piece.
However, so far this season Orlando has seen some positives from the goalkeeper who is cheaper and possibly more reliable than Tally Hall. With that in mind, we wanted to dive a bit deeper and compare Bendik to the other starting goalkeepers around the league through the 2016 season.
Some of the relevant stats include:
CS Clean Sheets
Saves Per 90 Saves Made per 90 Minutes of Play
Six Yard Box Saves per 90 Saves Made in the Six Yard Box per 90 Minutes of Play
Penalty Saves per 90 Penalty Saves Made per 90 Minutes of Play
Out of Box Saves per 90 Saves Made Outside the Box per 90 Minutes of Play
SPct Total Saves Divided by Shots on Goal Faced