Since the last article on Home/Away Splits, the following games have taken place:
Friday, August 30, 2013
1 @ 1
2 @ 4
Saturday, August 31, 2013
1 @ 0
0 @ 0
1 @ 2
1 @ Sporting KC 2
0 @ 3
Sunday, September 1, 2013
2 @ 2
The projections now look like this:
|Team||Current PTS||New Prj PTS||Last Week||Change|
|1||Real Salt Lake||48||58.29||57.16||1.13|
|5||New York Red Bulls||42||53.52||52.51||1.01|
|12||New England Revolution||37||48.38||48.71||-0.33|
|15||San Jose Earthquakes||34||43.90||44.46||-0.56|
Montreal, Kansas City, New York, and Houston all did the bare minimum or more this weekend. Philadelphia, New England, and Chicago all dropped in their projected points total. Chicago dropped the most given their strong home record and only getting a draw against Houston on Sunday.
If there is any good news to be had, it's that Chicago can dramatically improve their standing with a win in Seattle this weekend. That would raise their projection up to 48.57. New England faces Montreal at home and Philadelphia travels to San Jose. If Chicago wins this weekend, New England would have win this weekend to keep pace. A tie or a loss would drop their total below 48.57. Philadelphia will have to win as well to stay ahead. A loss would drop them below. A draw would put the Union dead even with Chicago at 48.57. If Houston lost their mid-week game at Columbus and their home game over the weekend against New York, they too would fall behind Chicago if the Fire won at Seattle on Saturday.
The odds of any of this happening are pretty low given Chicago's away performance but we can hope, right?