MLS Accountability Scorecard: Week 5

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MLS Accountability Scorecard: Week 5

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September 13, 2017 Atlanta. New England minefielder Xavier Kouassi (12). got rejected from the game for a rough play to a Atlanta United player.

It’s that time each week to hold myself accountable.  

A few weeks ago, I took a deep dive into the teams in the MLS Eastern Conference and provided my predictions on how the contenders will do in each of their remaining games.  

So, each week I’ll tally each team’s results and see how many I predicted correctly, and how many I got wrong because the teams didn’t play them correctly.

Toronto

Fifth week. at L.A. Galaxy. I predicted a win. Toronto won 4-0.

Fourth week: vs. San Jose. I predicted a win. Toronto won 4-0. 

Third week: Off.

Second week: vs. Philadelphia. I predicted a win. Toronto won 3-0. 

At Montreal. I predicted a draw. Toronto won 3-1. 

First week: At Chicago. I predicted a loss. Toronto won 3-1. 

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NYCFC

Fifth week: at Colorado. I predicted a loss. They drew 1-1.

Fourth week: vs. Sporting KC. I predicted a draw. They won 1-0. 

Vs Portland. I predicted a win. They lost. 1-0. 

Third week: Off.

Second week: at New York Red Bulls. I predicted a loss. They drew 1-1. 

First week: Vs. New England. I predicted a win. NYCFC won 2-1. 

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Columbus

Fifth week: at Vancouver. I predicted a loss. They drew 2-2.

Fourth week: vs. Sporting KC. I predicted a draw. They drew 1-1. 

Third week: Off.

Second week: vs. L.A. Galaxy. I predicted a win. Columbus won 2-0. 

Vs. Dallas. I predicted a draw. Columbus won 2-1. 

First week: At Orlando. I predicted a draw. They drew 1-1. 

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Chicago

Fifth week: vs. D.C. United. I predicted a win. They won 3-0.

Fourth week: vs. New York Red Bulls. I predicted a win. They drew 1-1. 

Third week: at Montreal. I predicted a draw. They won 1-0. 

Second week: vs. Minnesota United. I predicted a win. They lost 2-1. 

First week: At Montreal. I predicted a loss. Chicago lost 3-0, and vs. Toronto. I predicted a win. Chicago lost 3-1. 

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New York Red Bulls

Fifth week: vs. Philadelphia. I predicted a win. They drew 0-0.

Fourth week. at Chicago. I predicted a loss. They drew 1-1. 

Third week: at Dallas. I predicted a loss. They drew 2-2. 

Second week: vs. NYCFC. I predicted a win. They tied 1-1. 

First week: At Portland. I predicted a loss. New York Red Bulls lost 2-0. 

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Atlanta United

Fifth week: Vs. Orlando City. I predicted a win. They drew 3-3.

  1. New England. I predicted a win. They won 7-0.

Fourth week: vs. Dallas. I predicted a win. They won 3-0. 

Third week: Off.

Second week: at D.C. United. I predicted a win. Atlanta United lost 1-0. 

At Philadelphia. I predicted a loss. Atlanta United tied 2-2. 

First week: Off. I got that one right.

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Montreal

Fifth week: vs. Minnesota United. I predicted a win. They lost 3-2.

Fourth week: at New England. I predicted a loss. They lost 1-0. 

Third week: vs. Chicago. I predicted a draw. They lost 1-0. 

Second week: vs. Toronto. I predicted a draw. Toronto won 3-1. 

First week: Vs. Chicago. I predicted a win. Montreal won 3-0 and vs. Real Salt Lake. I predicted a win. Montreal won 3-1. 

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Philadelphia

Fifth week: vs. New York Red Bulls. I predicted a loss. They drew 0-0.

Fourth week: at Minnesota United. I predicted a win. They drew 1-1.

Third week: Off.

Second week: at Toronto. I predicted a loss. Philadelphia lost 3-0. 

Vs. Atlanta United. I predicted a win. Philadelphia tied 2-2. 6

First week: At San Jose. I predicted a loss. Philadelphia drew 2-2. 

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Orlando City

Fifth week: at Atlanta United. I predicted a loss. Orlando City drew 3-3.

Fourth week: at D.C. United. I predicted a win. Orlando City won 2-1. 

Third week: at New England. I predicted a loss. Orlando City lost 4-0. 

Second week: vs. Vancouver. I predicted a win. Orlando City lost 2-1. 

First week: Vs. Columbus. I predicted a draw. Orlando City drew 1-1. 

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RUNNING RESULTS

After one week, I accurately predicted five of the seven games.

After the second week, I accurately predicted two of the nine games. Not good.

After the third week, I accurately predicted one of three games. 

After the fourth week, I accurately predicted five of nine games.

After the fifth week, I accurately predicted three of eight games.

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THE REMAINING GAMES

Toronto 

Record: 18-3-8. 

Points: 62. 

Games remaining: 5. 

Schedule (with predicted result): vs. Montreal (W), at New England (L), vs. New York Red Bulls (D), vs. Montreal (W), at Atlanta United (L). 

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NYCFC 

Record: 15-8-6. 

Points: 51.

Games remaining: 5. 

Schedule (with predicted result): vs. Houston (D), at Montreal (D), at Chicago (L), at New England (W), vs. Columbus (W). 

 

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Chicago 

Record: 14-9-6. 

Points: 48. 

Games remaining: 5. 

Schedule (with predicted result): at Philadelphia (W), at San Jose (L), vs. NYCFC (W), vs. Philadelphia (W), at Houston (L). 

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Columbus Crew 

Record: 13-12-5. 

Points: 44. 

Games remaining: 4. 

Schedule (with predicted result): vs. New York Red Bulls (W), vs. D.C. United (W), at Orlando (W), at NYCFC (L). 

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 New York Red Bulls 

Record: 12-10-6. 

Points: 42. 

Games remaining: 6. 

Schedule (with predicted result): at Columbus (L), vs. D.C. United (W), at Toronto (D), vs. Vancouver (W), vs. Atlanta United (W), at D.C. United (W). 

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Atlanta United 

Record: 12-8-7. 

Points: 43. 

Games remaining: 7. 

Schedule (with predicted result): vs. L.A. Galaxy (W), vs. Montreal (L), vs. Philadelphia (W), at New England (D), vs. Minnesota (W), at New York Red Bulls (L), vs. Toronto (W). 

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Montreal 

Record: 10-12-6. 

Points: 36. 

Games remaining: 6. 

Schedule (with predicted result): at Toronto (L), at Atlanta United (W), vs. NYCFC (D), at Colorado (L), at Toronto (L), vs. New England (W). 

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 Orlando City 

Record: 9-12-8. 

Points: 35. 

Games remaining: 6. 

Schedule (with predicted result): at Portland (L), vs. New England (W), vs. Dallas (D), vs. Columbus (L), at Philadelphia (D). 

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Philadelphia 

Record: 8-12-9. 

Points: 33. 

Games remaining: 5. 

Schedule (with predicted result): vs. Chicago (L), at Atlanta United (L), vs. Seattle (D), at Chicago (L), vs. Orlando (D). 

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MY FINAL TOP SIX

Here are final standings, which includes my predicted number of final points and, in parenthesis, the actual projected points (calculated by current points+(average points per game multiplied by number of remaining games):

Toronto, 64 (72).

Chicago, 63 (56). 

Atlanta United, 60 (54). 

NYCFC, 58 (59). 

New York Red Bulls, 57 (51). 

Columbus, 50 (49). 

 

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