I correctly predicted Atlanta United's result last week.
Photo: Miguel Martinez/Miguel Martinez/MundoHispanico
Photo: Miguel Martinez/Miguel Martinez/MundoHispanico

My running MLS accountability scorecard

Last week, 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

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

The wheels have come off for Chicago, which has lost five of six.

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NYCFC

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

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Chicago

At Montreal. I predicted a loss. Chicago lost 3-0. 

Vs. Toronto. I predicted a win. Chicago lost 3-1. 

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New York Red Bulls

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

This wasn’t hard. Portland is now 7-2-4 at home.

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Columbus

At Orlando. I predicted a draw. They drew 1-1. 

Again, this wasn’t hard. Orlando City is fighting for its life. That, combined with the fact that it can’t score, and a draw seemed a natural conclusion.

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Atlanta United

Off. I got that one right.

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Montreal

Vs. Chicago. I predicted a win. Montreal won 3-0. 

Vs. Real Salt Lake. I predicted a win. Montreal won 3-1. 

The Impact have won four consecutive games. Like Columbus, I’ve been high on them all season. They are starting to put it all together.

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Orlando City

Vs. Columbus. I predicted a draw. Orlando City drew 1-1. 5

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Philadelphia

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

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RESULTS

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

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THE REMAINING GAMES

Toronto 

Record: 14-3-8. 

Points: 50. 

Games remaining: 9. 

Schedule (with predicted result): vs. Philadelphia (W), at Montreal (D), vs. San Jose (W), at L.A. Galaxy (W), 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: 14-7-4 .

Points: 46.

Games remaining: 9. 

Schedule (with predicted result): at New York Red Bulls (L), vs. Sporting KC (D), vs. Portland (W), at Colorado (L), vs. Houston (D), at Montreal (D), at Chicago (L), at New England (W), vs. Columbus (W). 

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Chicago 

Record: 12-8-5. 

Points: 41. 

Games remaining: 9. 

Schedule (with predicted result): vs. Minnesota (W), at Montreal (D), vs. New York Red Bulls (W), vs. D.C. United (W), at Philadelphia (W), at San Jose (L), vs. NYCFC (W), vs. Philadelphia (W), at Houston (L). 

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New York Red Bulls 

Record: 12-10-2. 

Points: 38. 

Games remaining: 10. 

Schedule (with predicted result): vs. NYCFC (W), at Dallas (L), at Chicago (L), vs. Philadelphia (W), 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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Columbus Crew 

Record: 11-12-3. 

Points: 36. 

Games remaining: 8. 

Schedule (with predicted result): vs. L.A. Galaxy (W), vs. Dallas (D), vs. Sporting KC (D), at Vancouver (L), vs. New York Red Bulls (W), vs. D.C. United (W), at Orlando (W), at NYCFC (L). 

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Montreal 

Record: 10-8-6. 

Points: 36. 

Games remaining: 10. 

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

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Atlanta United 

Record: 10-7-5. 

Points: 35. 

Games remaining: 12. 

Schedule (with predicted result): at D.C. United (W), at Philadelphia (L), vs. Dallas (W), vs. New England (W), vs. Orlando (W), 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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Orlando City 

Record: 8-10-7. 

Points: 31. 

Games remaining: 9. 

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

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Philadelphia 

Record: 8-11-6. 

Points: 30. 

Games remaining: 9. 

Schedule (with predicted result): at Toronto (L), vs. Atlanta United (W), at Minnesota (W), at New York Red Bulls (L), 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, based upon points: 

Toronto, 64. 

Chicago, 63. 

Atlanta United, 60. 

NYCFC, 58. 

New York Red Bulls, 57. 

Columbus, 50. 

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