*eep, edit - I had made a small mistake in calculating Torton and Vancouver this week. It didn't change any of the rankings, but the ratings got tweaked slightly. Apologies...
So, without Freddy Adu (get it!?!?!?@!# F)...
|Team||Rank||Weekly Δ||Rating||Weekly Δ|
|Salt Lake City||2||+2||6.333||+0.30|
One thing that I think is interesting to note is just how close the bottom third is. Everyone sitting around a rating of about 13, so barely worth even trying to differentiate. A lot of movement though. Maybe LA should be above Dallas, but it's always nice to put LA a bit lower since MLS always seems to keep them in the top 10 no matter what.
Also interesting is just how bad Toronto is. A rating of 19 means they'd average being in 19th position. They are currently sub 19, which means they're actually worse than would be possible. This is because in the ratings I include two hypothetical baseline teams (An average of 2 points per game and +1 GD team and a 1 poing per game +0 GD team). But still. Toronto is barely worth talking about. Of course the same could probably be said of SKC last year, except they had actually earned points and a very friendly second half schedule. I think Toronto is setting a new bar for futility, though I'd love to see them prove me wrong.
Anyway, SKC is home to SJE next week and that should be a super important game for both teams.
Must win? Must win.
Also, as the top team, here's a picture of San Jose's crest. Yay San Jose!