2012 MLS Stretch Run Numbers

2012 MLS Stretch Run Numbers

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 17, 2012
  • 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2012 MLS Season

Just a couple quickie numbers to throw out on this Monday morning.

MLS is in it’s stretch run portion of the season and some teams have been red hot since the beginning of August, while others have been ice cold. Take a look.

PTS Since 8/1:

Chicago Fire 18

Columbus Crew 17

Seattle Sounders 15

Sporting KC/FC Dallas 14

San Jose Earthquakes 12

NY Red Bulls/LA Galaxy/D.C. United 11

Houston Dynamo/Montreal Impact/Portland Timbers 9

Colorado Rapids 7

New England Revolution 5

Real Salt Lake/Philadelphia Union 4

Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps 3

Chivas USA 2

A couple notes from this:

– Interesting to see RSL with only four points in the last month and a half. CCL games and a less congested schedule lately has something to do with it too. Aside from a home win over D.C. United, RSL has been very cold as of late. Cold enough for LA to catch up with them in the standings.

– Chicago has been white hot. They’re averaging 2.57 points per game since the start of August and are really making it interesting in the East at the moment with SKC and NY. I still think the race in the East will go through NY (more on that later today) but Chicago is definitely making their case.

– Are the Crew for real here? Form is one thing but they also played a very easy stretch of games. Their last two have shown them slow down considerably as they’ve lost to a bad New England squad and a good New York team.

– San Jose is quietly doing just enough to win the Supporters’ Shield.

– Toronto FC is doing enough to be the worst team in the league this season. Though it is worth pointing out that Colorado has more losses on the year. There is something to be said about how many games you lose in a season in my book.