Here we go. It all comes down to this. Well, sort of – for the teams who do not know their playoff fate, the variability is wild.
Everything tightens up now as teams are fighting for playoff spots or positions. The situation in the West is insane, and it is going to be a dogfight the rest of the way.
As we work our way back into the MLS regular season, we have a lot of games to look at for where teams stand. The one outlier is clearly Miami.
The Leagues Cup has given us some amazing drama, and some great soccer, and on top of all that, one of the greatest players to ever play the sport has joined Inter Miami and, along with a friend or two, turned the worst team in the league into a juggernaut.
Still the only team with a positive Pace rating, Cincinnati again did what needed to be done to fight back from a 2-0 road deficit to salvage a tie in Charlotte.
This time, I took the time to detail some of our key metrics because one, in particular, seems very relevant and needs to be put under the spotlight – Pace.
It has been a week and a half since our last rankings, but there have been three Matchdays, so buckle up.
Or, put another way, “[C]hanges aren’t permanent, but change is.”
As of the time of the initial writing, two coaches have already been fired (Red Bulls and Fire) and it may not stop there.
Two weeks ago they went to Nashville and got another tie, last week they were off, but consistently, they win at home and tie on the road – if they don’t win, that is