Thursday, May 2, 2019

...and another Crew loss

We are at four in a row here in Columbus. Not a common feat for this team. It's never happened in the "modern" era of MLS - meaning, not in the last ten years.

Apparently, this forced a 1.5-hour "leadership council" meeting earlier this week. Caleb Porter might not be on any sort of hot seat within the organization, but he is on my hot seat. It's just not clicking in Columbus.

Among other things, and outside the abysmal last month, when interviewed by the Columbus Dispatch and asked who is on the leadership council he said that it was "top secret." It's not though. With the roster still remarkably similar to last year, we can just go back to the council Gregg Berhalter openly listed.

Here's seven of them:

Ricardo Clark
Zack Steffen
Hector Jimenez
Federico Higuain
Wil Trapp
Josh Williams
Jonathan Mensah

Who knows number eight, Meram maybe. What difference does it make and why would it be top secret info to anyone over the age of 10 years old. Regardless, having over a third of your roster tripping over each other on some sort of 5th century BC Greek Council is nuts, man.

Anyhow, Crew are now officially bottom half. Outside of 2016, you have to go back to Robert Warzycha years to get 1.30 points per game with a negative goal difference of nearly half what the team has scored.

2.44LA Galaxy9711158722
2.30Los Angeles FC107212681823
2.29Houston Dynamo7511158716
2.00Seattle Sounders FC95311812618
1.89FC Dallas9522149517
1.86Toronto FC74121913613
1.70Philadelphia Union105231510517
1.70DC United105231310317
1.70Montreal Impact105231214-217
1.56Minnesota United94231815314
1.33Orlando City93331314-112
1.33New York City FC92611112-112
1.30Columbus Crew10415811-313
1.25Sporting Kansas City82421915410
1.14Atlanta United722368-28
1.11Real Salt Lake93151116-510
1.00Chicago Fire92341213-19
1.00New York Red Bulls82249908
0.89San Jose Earthquakes92251219-78
0.88Portland Timbers82151119-87
0.80FC Cincinnati10226816-88
0.80New England Rev.102261019-98
0.67Vancouver Whitecaps9135712-56
0.22Colorado Rapids90271224-122

No comments: