Sunday, September 20, 2015

Crew SC Take Inside Track

Last night's Crew SC victory over slumping DC United puts them second in the East and 6th overall with 1.57 PPG. It's a turning into a tighter than expected race at the top of the East table between three hot teams in Columbus, NY Red Bulls and New England.

Columbus has been bouncing around 7-11th on the overall table for most of the season. It's taken a red hot streak of 13 pts in 6 games to get them here. The only caution to this fantastic run would be the paltry +1 goal difference they have amassed in that time. What that indicates is that lady luck may have been in their corner for this stretch and, uh... gentleman(?) regression may be on the way.

Other teams on good runs are NE Revs (13pts, +6), NY Red Bulls (12 pts, +7) and Seattle Sounders (13 pts +7) highlight how sort of strange the Columbus +1 goal difference is.

Here is the full true table [UPDATE: NYRB won today taking them to 1.71 PPG, top of the league. Leaving this table as a snapshot thought, might be as high as Crew SC get].

ConfPts pGMGD pGMTeamP
West1.680.25FC Dallas28
East1.670.56New York Red Bulls27
West1.660.31Vancouver Whitecaps29
West1.570.18Sporting Kansas City28
West1.570.43L.A. Galaxy30
East1.570.00Columbus Crew30
East1.530.07New England Rev.30
West1.500.20Seattle Sounders FC30
East1.500.00DC United30
West1.46-0.11Portland Timbers28
East1.38-0.03Toronto FC29
West1.330.03San Jose Earthquakes30
East1.330.00Montreal Impact27
West1.31-0.21Real Salt Lake29
West1.25-0.04Houston Dynamo28
West1.17-0.21Colorado Rapids29
East1.17-0.47Orlando City30
East1.13-0.20New York City FC30
East1.03-0.38Philadelphia Union29
East0.93-0.34Chicago Fire29

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