Power rankings

Philadelphia Union

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through August 13

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Philadelphia playoffs chances plummet. New Union player +/- analysis is available though!

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through August 6

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The Union improve slightly in this week's SEBA updates.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through July 30

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Philadelphia's playoff chances actually increase a bit, but nowhere near as far as they need to. Bethlehem shows its belly and joins the fray of teams fighting for playoff slots.

Updated MLS, USL, NWSL, and Gold Cup SEBA projections through July 23

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Philadelphia's chances at the playoffs take a steep dive. The USMNT has a very winnable Gold Cup final, even against Andre Blake.

Updated MLS, USL, NWSL, and Gold Cup SEBA projections through July 16

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The USA moves on to the quarter-finals, and the U.S. Open Cup makes progress.

Updated MLS, USL, NWSL, and Gold Cup SEBA projections through July 9

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Philadelphia keeps pace with expectations, but still needs to over-perform to make a serious push at playoffs. Gold Cup projections are thrown in as a bonus for those interested.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through July 2

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New SEBA projections. Union chances improve a little, but power ranking improves a lot, as the model still tries to figure out what to think of Philadelphia.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through June 24

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Philadelphia's odds improve, but are still in a deep hole. Chicago stays on top.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through June 18

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Philadelphia's playoffs chances continue to crash. Also, the USOC chances get bleak due to unlucky draw.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through June 11

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Despite only a few games this week, Philadelphia's chances continue to decline a little bit.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through June 4

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Chicago at the top of the power rankings. Philadelphia continues declining. They'll need to pull at least 7 points from the next three home matches to improve their playoffs outlook.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 28

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Philadelphia moves up in power rankings but down in playoff chances. Toronto is back on top.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 21

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Philadelphia moves up to 7th in SEBA's power rankings. NYCFC takes the top spot overall. USOC second round is complete with the fourth round draw decided.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 14

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Philadelphia jumps up to 10th in Power Rankings. Toronto takes 1st. U.S. Open Cup 1st round is finished and the 3rd round draw is complete.

News roundup: Union surge, league roundups, Gold Cup calling, more

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The Union's form is baffling everyone, while traditional powers sputter, and who are the dark horse Gold Cup call-ups?

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 7

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Philadelphia climbs out of last in the power rankings and moves in the right direction towards improving playoff odds.

News roundup: C.J. hype train leaves the station, transfer malaise, league roundup, more

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Everyone hops on the hype train for C.J. Sapong and another weird weekend that was perfectly MLS.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 30

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Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 30. Orlando takes over 1st place in power rankings. Philly needs to bank a win before it can move out of the cellar.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 23

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Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 23

News roundup: Hot messes, hot ‘Lando, takeaways, power rankings, more

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More moribund post-game analyses, league lessons and takeaways, Yallop takes off like a Phoenix, and the US goalkeeper pool shows its age.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 16

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Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 16

Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 9

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Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 9

News roundup: Under pressure, Steel recap, joint biddin’, more

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Speculation and the blame game ramp up in Union land and what will a North American World Cup look like?

Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 2

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Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 2

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through March 26

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Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through March 26

Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through March 12

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* As I will be on vacation next week with limited access to my computer/programs, there will not be a new forecast next week. I will run it for over-time-graph purposes, but the next published forecast will be on the 29th. Below are the updated season forecasts using data [...]

News roundup: Strike force, expected goals, WCQ call-ups, more

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A further review of weekend action and an incisive look at the numbers behind the scorelines.

Updated MLS SEBA projections through March 5

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Updated SEBA rankings & projections through March 5th, 2017

News roundup: Union play it smart, rankings galore, Garber in town, more

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The Union play it smart to earn a draw and close out the opener, plenty of meaningless league rankings, local youth connections, and the USWNT play on in the SheBelieves Cup.

News roundup: Season previews and predictions, Union head to Canada, more

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Season previews, predictions, and rankings, Union head to Canada, Diskerud cut, and the rest of the day's news.

Union set new ratings record, Gaddis named to SI Best XI, USWNT advances to Algarve Cup final, more

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Broadcast of season opener a new ratings high. Gaddis named to SI's Best XI for Week 1. USWNT scoreless draw with Iceland enough to reach Algarve Cup final. More news.

Union advance to USOC semis, league & USMNT news, Brazil-Germany blows up Twitter, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union USOC quarterfinal win. Union connections in HCI's USL PRO TOW list. Lalas on the US at the World Cup. Brazil-Germany blows up Twitter. More.

Major League Soccer

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 27)

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It was a slow week in MLS as World Cup qualifiers had many teams taking time off during the international break. Those who played did so definitively, as the week passed without a single draw as a result.

FC Dallas staked their claim to remain on top of the rankings by dismantling a dreadfully bad road team in the Portland Timbers.

MLS Power Rankings – August 12th

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Certainly, things are not completely settled, especially with teams like New England being so schizophrenic. A few of the bottom teams found a way to get big results against big teams – showing signs of life? CLASS OF THE LEAGUE 1 (5)Real Salt Lake – I am taking a risk here, but my spidey sense is tingling that this group is coming together after missing Rimando, Beckerman, etc.

NEST Notes: Revs Top Power Rankings

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A day afterclaiming an emphatic 5-0 win over the top of the table Seattle Sounders, theNew England Revolutionare the polesitters on this week's ESPN MLS Power Rankings.

The Revolution have taken wins from defending champion Sporting Kansas City (2-0), uber-talented Toronto FC (2-1) and the Sounders (5-0) in consecutive weeks, and have gone unbeaten in their last five (4-0-1).

English Premier League

Premier League Power Rankings : Game Week 35

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"Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes

Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown."

As soccer continues it's "invasion" of American shores, I find it fit to pay tribute to the original British Invasion of the 1960s. Just like the Barclays Premier League, the Rolling Stones are synonymous with English culture.

Premier League Power Rankings After Gameweek 31

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The arrival of spring means many things to people. The days get longer, snow melts as the sun shines again after it's wintery absence, flowers begin to bloom, and the English Premier League enters the business end of the season. It is in this final stretch where legends are made and unforgettable moments occur.

The Rest

PASL Power Rankings by The Indoor Expert - Week 1

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For those of you who follow the PASL, here is an excellent ranking by The Indoor Expert: The Indoor Expert: PASL Power Rankings: Week 1

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Sounders Centric Power Rankings - Final

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With the MLS Cup Playoffs starting tonight (Chicago v Houston on NBC Sports at 6 PM Pacific) this is the final SBN MLS Cup Power Rankings. As usual we'll focus on how the Seattle Sounders and their pre-season rivals looked. Before we get into that though here's the reminder that San Jose is still number one and KC is number two (getting all but one vote at that place).

Chicago Fire fall to fifth in Week 30 MLS Power Rankings

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Ah, Tuesdays.

Ah, power rankings.

As much as we pretend that they don't matter, that they don't affect us, that they're utterly irrelevant, the fact is, they mean something.

No, it doesn't matter as far as actual results go. The Chicago Fire are second place in the East; even if every soccer writer in the county argued that we weren't that good of a team, that fact would remain.