D.C United 0 New York 4 (-10 pts)
Colorado 0 Seattle 1 (-10 pts)
San Jose 1 Chivas USA 2 (-10 pts)
Toronto FC 1 Columbus 1 (-10 pts)
Vancouver 1 FC Dallas 2 (-10 pts)
New England 3 Kansas City 2 (-10 pts)
Chicago 1 Houston 1 (-10 pts)
Los Angeles 3 Portland 0 (+10 pts)
Of the eight matches played I only predicted the correct outcome in the LA/Portland match. I also missed the fact that the Real Salt Lake/Philadelphia match was rescheduled to September 3 due to RSL's upcoming appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League final. Based on the Barclays "I Know the Score" scoring system I ended up at -60 points for the week. I expect that these predictions will become more accurate each week as we get more data.
After the jump I will have updated SRS rankings for the league.
|Real Salt Lake||1.750||0.256||2.006||0.006|
This early in the season the weekly fluctuations will be quite large. New York's 4-0 thrashing of D.C. United demonstrates this as each team's rating changed by over half a point. As the season progresses, these changes will start to smooth out. Idle RSL remains on top (CONCACAF games are not included in these rankings). Portland drops to the bottom after their 3-0 loss to LA.