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2021 Orlando City Player Grades: Goalkeepers

Christopher Adams
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2021/07/17: Pedro Gallese (1) in action during the MLS game between between Toronto FC and Orlando City SC at BMO Field. (Final score; Toronto FC 1-1 Orlando City SC). (Photo by Angel Marchini/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2021/07/17: Pedro Gallese (1) in action during the MLS game between between Toronto FC and Orlando City SC at BMO Field. (Final score; Toronto FC 1-1 Orlando City SC). (Photo by Angel Marchini/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /
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GK Mason Stajduhar

The Orlando City academy graduate and longtime Lion finally made his MLS debut in 2021, starting five matches. The 23-year-old went unbeaten as a starter, helping Orlando to two wins and three draws. He had one clean sheet and conceded five goals in those five matches.

Stajduhar made 10 saves at 67%, second best on the team. His post-shot expected goal difference was -0.05, meaning he basically saved everything you’d expect him to, according to FBref. He also completed about 85% of his passes and just under half of his long balls.

It’s hard to make any sweeping conclusions on five starts, but Stajduhar proved to be a capable backup goalkeeper in MLS, quite the accomplishment considering he entered the year as the team’s third-choice net minder.

Grade: B

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