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SFPI MLS Week 25 Power Rankings

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#CrappyForeignBeerBrandedManufacturedRivalryWeek Edition

MLS: Portland Timbers at Seattle Sounders FC Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

#CrappyForeignBeerBrandedManufacturedRivalryWeek is now over! The Scheduling Geniuses at MLS Headquarters put rivalry games at the end of a 3 in 7 or 8-day stretch for most teams just before the September International Break, leading to some subdued matches as everyone was running on tired legs. But I digress. TONS of movement this week as only two teams stayed put. The biggest winner was Columbus Crew, bolting up 6 spots following two home wins against Western Conference foes. The biggest loser was New York Red Bulls dropping 5 following a disappointing home draw to NYC.

COMPONENTS OF SFPI

PERFORMANCE SCORE: 100% determined by results on the field of play.

PPG Score: Total Points Per Game added to Points Per Game over Last Five. Last Five is given more weight, the largest single component of SFPI

Goal Difference Per Game: Overall Goal Difference divided by games played.

Home/Away Bonus: Bonus points awarded for earning results (W/D) on the road. Points subtracted for dropping results (D/L) at home. Accrues over entire season.

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE

Average Performance Scores of all of a teams opponents to date. Accounts for Road games by adding a % of a teams Home PPG to the performance score when played on the road.

TOTAL SCORE: Performance Score is added to Strength of Schedule to create a teams Total Score. Teams are then ranked in order from highest to lowest.

(all times Pacific *Denotes Above Red Line)

1 *TORONTO FC (56pts 16W-3L-8D) SCORE: 12.9712 (+1.3362) PREV: 1 (NC) H1/L10

SCHEDULE: 16 (+1) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 14 (-5) (8 EAST) OVERALL PACE: 70 (+4)

GAMES REMAINING: 7 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS AT #1: 6

LAST WEEK: W 3-0 vs Philadelphia, W 3-1 at Montreal

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

2 *NEW YORK CITY FC (47pts 14W-7L-5D) SCORE: 9.7681 (-0.4665) PREV: 2 (NC) H2/L12

SCHEDULE: 17 (+1) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 8 (-1) (5 EAST) OVERALL PACE: 61 (-1)

GAMES REMAINING: 8

LAST WEEK: D 1-1 at New York RB

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

3 *SEATTLE SOUNDERS (42pts 11W-7L-9D) SCORE: 9.0047 (-0.4736) PREV: 4 (+1) H3/L17

SCHEDULE: 14 (+6) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 22 (NC) (11 WEST) OVERALL PACE: 52 (NC)

GAMES REMAINING: 7

LAST WEEK: D 1-1 at Vancouver, D 1-1 vs Portland

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

4 *ATLANTA UNITED (36pts 10W-8L-6D) SCORE: 8.2805 (-1.4422) PREV: 3 (-1) H2/L12

SCHEDULE: 9 (-2) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 20 (+1) (11 EAST) OVERALL PACE: 51 (-3)

GAMES REMAINING: 10

LAST WEEK: L 1-0 at DC United, D 2-2 at Philadelphia

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

5 *SPORTING KANSAS CITY (40pts 10W-5L-10D) SCORE: 7.8494 (+0.0464) PREV: 7 (+2) H2/L11

SCHEDULE: 22 (NC) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 15 (-2) (7 WEST) OVERALL PACE: 52 (NC)

GAMES REMAINING: 9

LAST WEEK: No League Match (Postponed due to Hurricane Harvey)

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

6 *PORTLAND TIMBERS (41pts 11W-9L-8D) SCORE: 7.7059 (+0.1355) PREV: 8 (+2) H1/L17

SCHEDULE: 15 (-4) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 11 (+6) (5 WEST) OVERALL PACE: 49 (+3)

GAMES REMAINING: 6

LAST WEEK: W 2-1 vs Colorado, D 1-1 at Seattle

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

7 *COLUMBUS CREW (42pts 13W-12L-3D) SCORE: 7.5475 (+1.4383) PREV: 13 (+6) H1/L16

SCHEDULE: 8 (-5) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 10 (+5) (6 EAST) OVERALL PACE: 51 (+4)

GAMES REMAINING: 6

LAST WEEK: W 2-0 vs Los Angeles, W 2-1 vs Dallas

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

8 MONTREAL IMPACT (36pts 10W-9L-6D) SCORE: 7.4733 (-0.4257) PREV: 6 (-2) H6/L17

SCHEDULE: 12 (+7) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 2 (NC) (2 EAST) OVERALL PACE: 48 (-3)

GAMES REMAINING: 9

LAST WEEK: L 3-1 vs Toronto

NEXT WEEK: vs (12) Chicago Sat 9/2 4pm

9 *VANCOUVER WHITECAPS (38pts 11W-9L-5D) SCORE: 7.3383 (+0.6247) PREV: 11 (+2) H8/L22

SCHEDULE: 19 (-4) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 13 (-1) (6 WEST) OVERALL PACE: 51 (+4)

GAMES REMAINING: 9

LAST WEEK: D 1-1 vs Seattle, W 2-1 at Orlando

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

10 *NEW YORK RED BULLS (39pts 12W-10L-3D) SCORE: 7.1645 (-0.7422) PREV: 5 (-5) H2/L12

SCHEDULE: 13 (-1) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 5 (+3) (3 EAST) OVERALL PACE: 53 (-3)

GAMES REMAINING: 9

LAST WEEK: D 1-1 vs New York City

NEXT WEEK: vs (15) Dallas Sat 9/2 6pm (UniMas)

11 *HOUSTON DYNAMO (38pts 10W-8L-8D) SCORE: 6.9822 (-0.3483) PREV: 9 (-2) H4/L17

SCHEDULE: 18 (+3) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 19 (-3) (9 WEST) OVERALL PACE: 49 (-3)

GAMES REMAINING: 8

LAST WEEK: D 3-3 at Dallas (Home Match vs SKC Postponed due to Hurricane Harvey)

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

12 *Chicago Fire (41pts 12W-9L-5D) SCORE: 6.3386 (-0.7557) PREV: 10 (-2) H1/L14

SCHEDULE: 6 (-2) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 12 (+2) (7 EAST) OVERALL PACE: 53 (-7)

GAMES REMAINING: 8

LAST WEEK: L 2-1 vs Minnesota

NEXT WEEK: at (8) Montreal Sat 9/2 4pm

13 REAL SALT LAKE (35pts 10W-13L-5D) SCORE: 5.9573 (+1.4266) PREV: 16 (+3) H13/L22

SCHEDULE: 20 (-6) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 17 (+3) (8 WEST) OVERALL PACE: 42 (+5)

GAMES REMAINING: 6

LAST WEEK: W 4-0 vs San Jose, W 4-1 vs Colorado

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

14 *SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (36pts 10W-11L-6D) SCORE: 5.8814 (+0.4203) PREV: 15 (+1) H5/L17

SCHEDULE: 21 (-13) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 3 (+16) (1 WEST) OVERALL PACE: 45 (NC)

GAMES REMAINING: 7

LAST WEEK: L 4-0 at Salt Lake, W 3-0 at Los Angeles

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

15 FC DALLAS (36pts 9W-7L-9D) SCORE: 5.5457 (-0.651) PREV: 12 (-3) H1/L15

SCHEDULE: 5 (+4) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 21 (-3) (10 WEST) OVERALL PACE: 48 (-3)

GAMES REMAINING: 9

LAST WEEK: D 3-3 vs Houston L 2-1 at Columbus

NEXT WEEK: vs (10) New York RB Sat 9/2 6pm (UniMas)

16 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (29pts 8W-12L-5D) SCORE: 5.0325 (-0.9505) PREV: 14 (-2) H5/L18

SCHEDULE: 4 (+1) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 1 (NC) (1 EAST) OVERALL PACE: 39 (-2)

GAMES REMAINING: 9

LAST WEEK: L 1-0 at DC United

NEXT WEEK: vs (19) Orlando Sat 9/2 4pm

17 DC UNITED (28pts 8W-15L-4D) SCORE: 4.4565 (+1.9119) PREV: 19 (+2) H8/L22

SCHEDULE: 3 (-1) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 7 (-1) (4 EAST) OVERALL PACE: 35 (+6)

GAMES REMAINING: 7

LAST WEEK: W 1-0 vs Atlanta, W 1-0 vs New England

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

18 PHILADELPHIA UNION (31pts 8W-12L-7D) SCORE: 4.2399 (-0.2512) PREV: 17 (-1) H6/L22

SCHEDULE: 2 (+8) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 18 (-14) (10 EAST) OVERALL PACE: 39 (-2)

GAMES REMAINING: 7

LAST WEEK: L 3-0 at Toronto, D 2-2 vs Atlanta

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

19 ORLANDO CITY SC (31pts 8W-11L-7D) SCORE: 3.6236 (-0.5575) PREV: 18 (-1) H2/L19

SCHEDULE: 1 (NC) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 16 (-5) (9 EAST) OVERALL PACE: 40 (-2)

GAMES REMAINING: 8

LAST WEEK: L 2-1 vs Vancouver

NEXT WEEK: at (16) New England Sat 9/2 4pm

20 MINNESOTA UNITED (25pts 7W-14L-4D) SCORE: 2.4698 (+1.2736) PREV: 22 (+2) H19/L22

SCHEDULE: 7 (-1) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 9 (-6) (4 WEST) OVERALL PACE: 34 (+3)

GAMES REMAINING: 9

LAST WEEK: W 2-1 at Chicago

NEXT WEEK: No League Match

21 LOS ANGELES GALAXY (23pts 6W-14L-5D) SCORE: 1.4784 (-0.6346) PREV: 20 (-1) H3/L21

SCHEDULE: 10 (+3) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 4 (+6) (2 WEST) OVERALL PACE: 31 (-3)

GAMES REMAINING: 9

LAST WEEK: L 2-0 at Columbus, L 3-0 vs San Jose

NEXT WEEK: vs (22) Colorado Sat 9/2 8pm

22 COLORADO RAPIDS (22pts 6W-15L-4D) SCORE: 1.2198 (-0.2925) PREV: 21 (-1) H17/L22

SCHEDULE: 11 (+5) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 6 (-1) (3 WEST) OVERALL PACE: 29 (-3)

GAMES REMAINING: 9

LAST WEEK: L 2-1 at Portland, L 4-1 at Salt Lake

NEXT WEEK: at (21) Los Angeles Sat 9/2 8pm

PREDICTIONS

Last Week The SFPI went 10-7 (58.8%) to bring Season Total to 102-130 (43.97%)

Orlando at New England: NEW ENGLAND

Chicago at Montreal: MONTREAL

New York RB at Dallas: DRAW

Colorado at Los Angeles: LOS ANGELES

PLAYOFF PICTURE if Predictions are 100% what will tables look like

(*Clinched Playoffs **Clinched Home Game *** Clinched Bye #Eliminated)

EAST

1 TORONTO 56

2 NEW YORK CITY 47

3 COLUMBUS 42

4 CHICAGO 41

5 NEW YORK RB 40

6 MONTREAL 39

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7 ATLANTA 36

8 NEW ENGLAND 32

9 PHILADELPHIA 31

10 ORLANDO 31

11 DC 28

WEST

1 SEATTLE 42

2 PORTLAND 41

3 KANSAS CITY 40

4 VANCOUVER 38

5 HOUSTON 38

6 DALLAS 37

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7 SAN JOSE 36

8 SALT LAKE 35

9 LOS ANGELES 26

10 MINNESOTA 25

11 COLORADO 22

TIMBERS ROOTING INTEREST: Last week was overall a good week in terms of results around the league that allowed Portland to shoot all the way to 2nd in the West (and hold it thanks to SKC and Houston being rescheduled. What I will do is assign each game 1 point, and if that result came out exactly the way Portland needed it to it will get the full point, if it came out 1 result off (so if needed Team X to lose and they drew, or needed a Draw and a team won) it will get half a point. Last week out of 8 games 3 went the way Portland needed, and another one was one result off for 3.5 out of 8 points. This week there is only one match that really matters, and one more that involves the bottom two teams in the conference, but we would want them to draw to keep as much distance between them and us as possible.

New York RB at Dallas: NEW YORK

Colorado at Los Angeles: DRAW

1 SEATTLE 42

2 PORTLAND 41

3 KANSAS CITY 40

4 VANCOUVER 38

5 HOUSTON 38

6 SAN JOSE 36

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7 DALLAS 36

8 SALT LAKE 35

9 MINNESOTA 25

10 LOS ANGELES 24

11 COLORADO 23