After all of the adjustments last week, this week is more stable. Yes, there are changes but they are based on recent games. It’s interesting to see that the results are more predictable when you have a better bead on where teams are…
MLS has one of the craziest offseasons around. Teams that don’t improve usually fall behind, but beyond that, it’s the wild west in terms of what new additions will matter, which ones will take six months to get used to the league, which kind of expansion team will we get, etc.
Last week’s rankings saw some volatility as the league continues with the early season seismic results and the schedule gave us more clarifying games.
The third week has started to give us some real indications of who teams are, and we might as well get this out of the way – we were WAY wrong about Real Salt Lake.
The second week of games sure had some surprises for us, and it has caused a good bit of change. As is our history, we try not to make large, knee-jerk changes, but when you win on the road or lose at home, especially to a team you are not supposed to, that matters.
Opening Weekend had a variety of surprises, and while the number maybe wasn’t larger than expected, the extent of the surprises was.
This may very well be the most wide-open season in MLS history since the first one, in terms of all the variables and unknowns.
The more that things change, the more they stay the same, even in 2020.
So many games. Oh, so many games. And it is wreaking havoc on teams and results across the league.
This whole multiple-games-in-a-week thing is definitely keeping us on our toes!