Sunday, April 29, 2012

Joey Votto's OPS is now .939. Just Sayin'. Joey Votto Jersey Fund!

I have never bought a player's jersey in any sport. It's time to buy Joey's. Gonna start a savings fund. $10 every time Joey is responsible for 3 or more runs (runs+RBI) in a ball game. Today's win against the Astros primes the pump with $10! 1 run, 4 RBI!

Major League Soccer Power Rankings, Matchweek 8

They Were Idle. Why Should They Lose the Top Spot?

Biggest climbers? Vancouver Whitecaps, Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas

Biggest drops? Houston Dynamo and Chivas USA

1) Sporting Kansas City (East)
2) San Jose Earthquakes (West)
3) Seattle Sounders FC (West)
4) D.C. United (East)
5) New York Red Bulls (East)
6) Real Salt Lake (West)
7) Vancouver Whitecaps (West)
8) FC Dallas (West)
9) LA Galaxy (West)
10) Chicago Fire (East)
11) Colorado Rapids (West)
12) Houston Dynamo (East)
13) Philadelphia Union (East)
14) Chivas USA (West)
15) Montreal Impact (East)
16) New England Revolution (East)
17) Columbus Crew (East)
18) Portland Timbers (West)
19) Toronto FC (East)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Major League Soccer Match Winner Predictions, Matchweek 8, 4/28/12

Time to pick a few winners based on this week's Major League Soccer Power Rankings.

Just winners. Note I also take into account the Major League soccer historical advantage to home teams in making these picks:

Montreal wins at home against Portland
New York wins at home against New England
San Jose wins at Philadelphia
Columbus wins at home against Vancouver
D.C. United wins at home against Houston
Real Salt Lake wins at home against Toronto
The LA Galaxy wins against FC Dallas at home

Monday, April 23, 2012

Major League Soccer Power Rankings-Matchweek 7

Sporting Kansas City is #1 in My First Major League Soccer Power Ranking This Year!

With every Major League Soccer team having played 5 matches at this point in the season, I'm ready to publish my first Power Ranking of the 2012 season.

Last year I published my philosophy in producing these rankings. It might need a little tweaking this year due to the unbalanced schedule, but for now I'll stick with last year's formula.

Here are my inaugural 2012 rankings:

1) Sporting Kansas City
2) San Jose Earthquakes
3) Real Salt Lake
4) Seattle Sounders
5) D.C. United
6) Houston Dynamo
7) New York Red Bulls
8) Chicago Fire
9) LA Galaxy
10) Chivas USA
11) FC Dallas
12) Vancouver Whitecaps
13) Philadelphia Union
14) Columbus Crew
15) New England Revolution
16) Colorado Rapids
17) Montreal Impact
18) Portland Timbers
19) Toronto FC

Friday, April 20, 2012

A Big Milestone for the Reds!